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Clifton Suspension Bridge

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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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Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

have to pay to cross but ithis is smoothly facilitated - as long as you have thechange. £1 when I went, assume it is the same. Crossing from Clifton side a bit tight to get to in places and not brilliantly signposted, easy from other...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank PenneyLong
Reviewed yesterday

Have looked up at the bridge and driven over it over the years but this stay in Bristol decided to see more of it. Walked from the City Centre via Brandon Hill past the Cabot Tower; onwards and upwards (a very steep walk) to Clifton...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed yesterday

Whether you live in Bristol, or you're travelling, it's a 'must do' when you're here. Both in the day, and at night when it's lit up, the bridge offers some beautiful views of the city. The Clifton side has many restaurants, bars etc. I would...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GeejTSD13
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, it is just a bridge and you can only walk across from side to the other and then back again! But what a bridge, what a history and what views both of the bridge and from it. There is an excellent information building with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ARM167
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good for solo walk, dog-walking, family picnic, sightseeing and couple romantic talk with the spectacular view of the Suspension Bridge.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mealtimehost
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The kids love going over the bridge. Not a fan of the height myself but has to be done when visiting Bristol.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Creativeone11
Reviewed 2 days ago

Set on the edge of Clifton Village, this is one of Brunel's creations and is a stunning back drop of Bristol. The Clifton gorge is geographical marvel and Brunel is the icing on the cake. The park on the Clifton side makes for a pleasant...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Chill281
Reviewed 4 days ago

The bridge is iconic and definitely worth visiting, the visitor centre interesting and welcoming. If I were to visit again, I would make more of a day of the visit... park (for free) on Circular Road at Clifton Down, walk along one side of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marieka86
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely sight from distance and underneath but would not recommend going on an early morning run in winter!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tom P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The suspension bridge is impressive and so well placed that it gives you an amazing view of the Avon river. I visited here during day time and I was happy to come back to Leigh Woods again. So I felt coming back home. "Where you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Julie F
2 September 2018|
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Response from Veedubber | Reviewed this property |
I suspect there may be a limit for weight and width. A large van may be allowed but I would check for anything bigger, and would avoid if driving an articulated lorry.
Felicia D
15 July 2018|
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Response from AhBobo | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's a 5 minute walk. There's no doubt though that you'll want to stop to take pictures etc :-)
Darren R
12 June 2018|
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Response from sandra n | Reviewed this property |
Bridge is free to cross on foot and £1 by car. Parking varies as there are some spots where you can park free but others are pay and display. You would have to view from the Portway to see it from underneath looking up.