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Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Address: Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
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+44 117 974 4664
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Designed and built in 1836 by a young engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel,...

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.

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Download the app "bridge tales" before arriving, very simple app but let's you get a free guided tour! Go up to the observatory first for some good views, then walk down and over... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Download the app "bridge tales" before arriving, very simple app but let's you get a free guided tour! Go up to the observatory first for some good views, then walk down and over the bridge to the visitor centre (free to go round). Some great photo opportunities and as bridges go, it is well worth a visit!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked over this bridge both ways and also went to the Visitor a Centre, which is free to enter and has lots of information on Brunel and his work. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The only problem was that engineering work was being done so I could not see the location in all of its glory. There are some fantastic views from the bridge all year round. The surrounding area of clifton village is lovely. This is a great piece of history in a remarkable city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great piece of engineering history, with spectacular views over the river. Take a walk around Clifton after visiting the bridge, and stop in a pub for a beer or a cider.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Iconic Visitors centre is free and interesting. Quite good for kids too Also worth popping into the white lion at the Avon Gorge hotel afterwards as it has an amazing view of the bridge The white lion is now owned by the Hotel du Vin so it also sells nice wine

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful to walk across and enjoy the view and to feel part of its history. Interesting for everyone. Seeing the area from a totally different perspective.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As I was in Bristol it seemed rude not to take a look at this famous bridge. The toll is just £1 and you can park up on the road and walk across, the views are pretty awesome. There's a visitor centre that displays the history of the bridge including the other designs that didn't make it! Has a handy... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a wonderful example of early Victorian engineering - opened in 1864. As you wander about to take in views from several different aspects you realise what a great feat this was at a time when, compared with today, there was not the range of heavy machinery or computer modelling available to aid in its construction.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can drive over this amazing small fee toll bridge .If on foot you can walk up a hilly area and see picturesque sights and grand view of this bridge by Isambard Brunel.You will definitely love it as during the warmer days you linger around to enjoy ice cream from a small shop.Some seating areas around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great piece of architecture, and stunning views over the surrounds. The area is also lovely for a wander on a Sunday morning, lots of interesting things to discover :)

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