Clifton Suspension Bridge

Bridge Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS8 3PA

Tel: +44 (0)117 974 4664

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Clifton Suspension Bridge remains open for commuters. A one-way system is in operation for pedestrians and tolls for motor vehicles are now cashless. Please check their website for more details.

The world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, although he never lived to see his creation finished in 1864.

Work actually began in 1831, but the project was dogged with political and financial difficulties, and by 1843, with only the towers completed, the project was abandoned. Brunel died aged only 53 in 1859, but the Clifton Suspension Bridge was completed as his memorial. Designed in the early 19th century for light horse drawn traffic, it still meets the demands of 21st century commuter with 11-12,000 vehicles crossing it every day.

The Clifton Suspension Bridge’s spectacular setting on the cliffs of the Avon Gorge has made it the defining symbol of Bristol, drawing thousands of visitors a year just to stroll across for views of the ancient Avon Gorge, elegant Clifton and the magnificent city beyond.

Situated next to Clifton Suspension Bridge is the unique Clifton Village with its eclectic mix of shops, cafes, dining experiences, picturesque passageways, beautiful architecture, gardens, walks and secret hideaways.

Why not come and explore the village?  Be careful though, discovering Clifton Village might keep you occupied for hours!

Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre

What's more, a Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre can be found on the Leigh Woods side of the Bridge. Under Covid restrictions, pre-booking is essential – see website for further information

  

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre is open daily from 10am to 5pm

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Further Information

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets - Toilets 50m away on the Clifton side

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection
  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

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