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Clifton Rocks Railway

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Sion Hill, Bristol BS8 4LD, England
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Enjoyable tour at Bristol Open doors event

This place only opens to the public just two days a year at the Bristol Open Doors Event. This... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
It Rocks!

What a hidden gem of Bristol's marime, late Victorian and WWII history. The guides are simply... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Timothy N
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Sion Hill, Bristol BS8 4LD, England

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place only opens to the public just two days a year at the Bristol Open Doors Event. This year we visited on the Sunday and arrived at about 11am and only waited about twenty minutes to get on a short tour. The tours were...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

What a hidden gem of Bristol's marime, late Victorian and WWII history. The guides are simply superb. All volunteers who are passionate about the railway and engage with the public fantastically. The tour will take you through the demise of Bristol's spa at the hands...More

Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting worth a visit for sure. Great to know there r people around that care about these places and work hard to bring them back for us to see a snap shot of the past.

1  Thank Stickyvickie
Reviewed 11 June 2016

When there were hot waters to be taken at the hot well by the river it had a purpose. Now long lost and apart from a brief life in the second world war as a BBC stand by studio and control centre is sort of...More

1  Thank RobininBRISTOL
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

If you get a chance to go inside this historical gem then don't hesitate! It is so cool inside. Volunteer guides are so knowledgeable and passionate about the railway. They are still working on excavating and renovating it. There are several open days throughout the...More

1  Thank Maria G
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We thought we would pop over as a friend mentioned it to me so I took my husband and 7 year old boy. The guide was lovely and full of interesting details. We didn't do the actual trip as this was not on offer or...More

1  Thank TheoKL66
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Access on guided tour by a dedicated volunteer really interesting 2 hour trip going through the original railway to its use in ww2 by BBC for broadcast and as a shelter.

1  Thank portishead123
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Just had an amazing tour of the remains of the underground railway which connected Clifton village to the Hotwells spa. Our guide Peter Davey gave us a fascinating description of the entwined histories of the original funicular railway and it’s later use as shelter for...More

2  Thank Swallow08
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Many thanks to Peter for a most interesting, yet relaxed, description of the Rocks Railway. Well worth the 2 hour (approx) tour of this very fascinating part of Bristols history. You never know what is beneath your feet as you walk the streets. Well worth...More

1  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We visited as part of a privately-arranged tour, for which we had two guides for 10 people. There's a definite sense of exploration as you head off down the tunnel in hard hat and high-vis jacket. This is no slickly restored piece of railway history,...More

1  Thank milimana
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