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Clifton Suspension Bridge

Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
+44 117 974 4664
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Designed and built in 1836 by a young engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this 702-foot-long, 250-foot-high suspension bridge gracefully spans the Avon Gorge between Clifton and Leigh Woods.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth the visit to see the views both sides. Also a visitors centre giving you the history of the bridge

Thank june j
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting to see this bridge at last. Drive across for a £1 or walk for free Looking down into the gorge can be alarming The engineering is a credit to Brunel More modern bridges have come and gone this bridge is still here and...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our grandsons aged 8 and 6 and they absolutely lved it, the walk across the bridge is brilliant and spectacular views too

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our friend drove us at night and it was an amazing view. We have seen it before during daylight and I recommend both if one has the time.

Thank tuna13
Reviewed 4 days ago

I guess at the end of the day, it's a bridge. But the history is interesting and the little 'attraction kiosk' is worth a visit. This time we drove our visitors across the bridge but really best thing to do is walk across. The views...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent a lovely afternoon walking up to and over this fantastic bridge it is a sight not to be missed by any visitor to Bristol. An amazing structure made all the more fantastic when you consider the era it was built.

Thank Isobel G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great attraction with very friendly staff who go the extra mile. Very informative and interesting. Only takes a couple of hours of your time and well worth a visit. Not many parking spaces but if you go to there website best parking is explained on...More

Thank Bluemott
Reviewed 1 week ago

a great sight, parkland to the north with a small play area for children, have to pay for parking here, to the couth, the visitor centre and free on street parking if you are lucky, free to walk across

1  Thank SammyL07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking from Bristol centre to Clifton took about an hour - and was worth it - the bridge presented itself beautifully seen from above, but do walk across it, too. Information "centre" at the opposite side with rather too forward (volunteer) staff - difficult to...More

Thank 9doglover
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit if you are in Bristol. An amazing engineering feat with beautiful views across the Avon Gorge

Thank Zaffh
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brionymetcalfe
8 September 2017|
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Response from jude f | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can, however you could get married at The Avon Gorge Hotel and have the suspension bridge as a backdrop
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Qcolla
23 January 2017|
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Response from ch0llis | Reviewed this property |
I would rate Bristol above Cheltenham and on a par with Bath for history and attractions but if your schedule is tight then so be it.. As one other person said Bristol is quite a large City and the attractions are spread... More
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misscowley
27 July 2016|
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Response from stclairsnow1156 | Reviewed this property |
If you want to visit the centre, and need a bus, then take the 1, 2, 8 or 9, which all go to the centre. Same buses obvioulsy back up to Clifton.
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