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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
+44 117 974 4664
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I was staying near Clifton Village, So a stroll over the the suspension bridge was the obvious way to start the day. The view from the bridge was interesting but I had arrived in Bristol only the evening before, in the dark, and I didn't...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Clifton suspension Bridge is a symbol of Bristol it is a beautiful site as you enter Bristol along the on the A4 Portway, If you happen to be good with heights I recommend a walk or drive across it, The Suspension Bridge is beautiful by...More

Thank Maggie2672
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Fantastic views. Free to visit, so bonus! Lovely pub nearby (think it's called the avon gorge). Well worth a visit!

Thank lisalaw1966
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Bristol and thought about heading over the bridge as it's do famous. However we realised on the drive towards it we had no change. After a quick turnaround, we decided to walk over instead, however there was nowhere to park within less than...More

Thank Claire R
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

It would be criminal to visit Bristol without going to see the iconic Suspension Bridge. Free to walk across, with fantastic views of the Gorge and South Bristol.

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

You know you've been to Bristol when you visit the suspension bridge ..such a beautiful place and it gets better at night with all the lightings

Thank Asaba E
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This place is just stunning. Go up the hill and look out over the bridge for the best view. Highly recommend!

Thank BBretnall
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The views across the river Avon is breath taking. We went on a dull day in November but it was well worth it. There is a layby that you can park for 1 Hour and some disabled bays too. You need £1 to drive across...More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This is a special place with great views of the River Avon far below with cliffs on one side and the city on the other. Some great views of Regency houses in Clifton.

Thank roger_causon
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Cracking bridge, no sway and didn't collapse. Architectural masterpiece if you ask me. Loads of useful information, if visiting during a down moment in life please make use of the ever helpful suicide hotline plaque.

Thank Timothy W
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22 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
26 July 2016|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Parking in Bristol / Clifton is a bit of a nightmare. You could try using the Avonmouth Park & Ride just off Jct 18 of the M5. The frequent "bendy buses" then take you along the Portway through the Avon Gorge and under the... More
3 February 2016|
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Response from Jeff W | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there are plenty of place's to park both sides of the bridge. The SS Great Britain is approximately five to ten minutes drive depending on traffic with plenty of parking and tow good cafés especially the buttery appx... More