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Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Address: Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
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+44 117 974 4664
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10:00 - 17:00
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Designed and built in 1836 by a young engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel,...

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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In the mist the bridge looked stunning. The big bonus is it's FREE! A truly beautiful view over our great city and beyond.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In the mist the bridge looked stunning. The big bonus is it's FREE! A truly beautiful view over our great city and beyond.

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Blackpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked up to the bridge from the Ferry stop at the Pumphouse. It is a steep walk but not too bad if you take your time and have several rest stops. At the top near the Avon Gorge Hotel is the Old Clifton Rocks Railway site which used to lead down to the BBC studios which were used during WW2.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic place to visit, especially if you have time. Start off at the Visitor Centre if you can. There is so much history to this bridge and it is brilliant to be able to go back in time. I was fortunate enough to visit at both high tide and low tide. For the more energetic, there are... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever you go to Bristol, don't ever forget to visit this most iconic Landmark in Bristol. The view from clifton observatory is stunning and romantic.

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Thank DitoCahya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My children and I always enjoy a visit to the bridge ... walk along to the park close too - it's a great statement and piece of our history !!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most famous bridge in Bristol, and it's definitely a beautiful one, especially in the evening.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since finding the entrance to the Vaults, the first being the Clifton Vault in August 1999 which was found by chance when a small hole opened up in the formation when the levels were reduced for the laying of pennant paving for the footpaths. looking across the Gorge to the Leigh Woods Abutment it was obvious there had to be... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Impressive from all angles and just £1 to cross by car (Bristolian friends remember when it was only 20p!). If you're on foot however it's free to admire the bridge from the walkways nearby and also the dramatic drop to the Avon Gorge below.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If u visit Bristol u cannot miss this landmark but u need to come off on the M5 motorway J18 and follow the A4 towards Bristol City Centre (approx 5 miles) where u go under this most famous bridge. Turn left at the traffic lights this leads u up Bridge Valley Rd, at the top of this hill, turn right... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, but not completed until 5 years after his death, this bridge is a real demonstration of the nerve & ambition of Victorian engineering - a deep gorge? let's build a bridge over that! You can get great views of the bridge from the park around the Observatory - take your photos from here. Lovely views... More 

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