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Clifton Observatory and Caves

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Clifton Down Litfield Road, Bristol BS8 3LT England
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Fiona P wrote a review Nov 2020
Gibraltar51 contributions14 helpful votes
The weather wasn't brilliant so the camera obscura wasn't working so we went down the cave instead. Very steep steps and very low head clearance in places. But once you get out onto the balcony you get fantastic views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. As it started to rain we went to the cafe which was lovely. Really friendly staff.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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MaureenB365 wrote a review Nov 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom3 contributions
We had a wonderful afternoon tea here. Booking was required. It was more than we could eat but freshly made and absolutely yummy. The trip down the caves was well worth the frightening feeling looking over the edge and the view if the Clifton bridge was great. Well worth the entrance fee.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Swedishtomcat wrote a review Nov 2020
Diss, United Kingdom2,741 contributions656 helpful votes
Worth splashing out a fiver and doing both the obscura and the cave to see Bristol from two different angles.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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mablain wrote a review Nov 2020
London98 contributions80 helpful votes
For a great activity in Clifton, you won't beat the Clifton Observatory. Perched proudly on a cliff, a moments walk from the suspension bridge, this is an impressive building. Step onto the lower roof and picture it as a wedding venue. Climb up the tower to see a display about early photography and stand inside the Camera Obscura - one of the few in the world. Then head down into the giant's cave through hundreds of steps and pop out on a viewing platform in the side of the cliff. The 360 degree cafe has probably been repositioned as it did not enjoy a panoramic view. A slightly annoying queue to get in, but well worth the wait and excellent value. No trip to Bristol should miss out this great attraction.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Alex R wrote a review Nov 2020
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Enjoyed the cave as always, but the camera obscura was a total letdown. Better off just going outside and looking at the view. Zero for kids to see upstairs. £15 for an hour visit is not really worth it.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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