Clifton Observatory's Giants Cave
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Clifton Observatory's Giants Cave has re-opened, subject to Government restrictions. Please check directly on their website and/or social media channels for the latest updates.
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.
|Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
* Spring/Summer – from March:
Open 7 days a week from 10:00am – 5:00pm (Last entry 4:45pm)
Autumn/Winter From November:
Open 7 days a week from 10:00am – 4:00pm (Last entry 3:45pm)