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Clifton Observatory's Giants Cave

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Clifton Observatory's Giants Cave

About

Ghyston’s Cave, sometimes known as the Giants Cave or Foxhole is a natural cave in the limestone face of St Vincent’s Rocks in the Avon Gorge.

For centuries it was accessible only from the top of the steep sided Gorge, or by a stiff climb up from the base of the cliff. It can now be approached from the inside of Clifton Observatory.

Adventure down into the depths of the Avon Gorge and step into the world of the giants. See the home of Bristol’s infamous giants, Goram and Ghyston. The tunnel leading down to the cave is 200 feet (61m) long and the cave opens out on the cliff face, 250 feet (76m) above the Avon Gorge and 90 feet (27m) below the cliff top.

The Giants Cave leads you down to Bristol’s only viewing platform overlooking the Avon Gorge and Clifton’s Suspension bridge. This is a great opportunity to see Brunel’s amazing engineering of Clifton Suspension bridge in a whole new light. 

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TripAdvisor

Litfield Place
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 3LT

Tel: +44 (0)117 974 1242

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Summer: April – Sept, 10:00 – 17:00
Winter: Oct – Mar, 10:00 – 16:00
(Last entry 15 minutes before close)

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