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Clifton Suspension Bridge

Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
+44 117 974 4664
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
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+44 117 974 4664
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"avon gorge"
in 431 reviews
"leigh woods"
in 203 reviews
"amazing feat of engineering"
in 56 reviews
"information centre"
in 64 reviews
"both sides"
in 90 reviews
"isambard kingdom brunel"
in 138 reviews
"victorian engineering"
in 64 reviews
"walk up"
in 61 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 220 reviews
"ashton court"
in 135 reviews
"visiting bristol"
in 153 reviews
"sunny day"
in 94 reviews
"city centre"
in 99 reviews
"ss great britain"
in 56 reviews
"toll"
in 257 reviews
"observatory"
in 358 reviews
"icon"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cars and people can get from one side of a valley to the other with out going down and up the other side!!!! Apparently some woman had something to do ensuring there is no up down needed, thumbs up from me. Ah, looks pretty and...More

Thank garyworlddeboer
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing structure striking its pose over the valley. Pleasant to walk across for free. Nice small free visitors centre and great views from the park to the side Wonderful

Thank David B
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Reviewed yesterday

The precursor for all subsequent suspension bridges this wonder of the world dating back to the mid-19th century is spectacular spanning the avon gorge with great views from the bridge itelf. Free for all pedestrians with a fascinating, interactive museum dedicated to its history and...More

Thank aslimversgwm
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although I've driven across and under Clifton Suspension bridge many times, I've never walked across. Fantastic views & well worth doing. And a short walk up to the Observatory gives another view of the bridge. Allow time for a wander around beautiful Clifton 😀

Thank Ali B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fascinating bridge over a stunning gorge with lots of history so is a must see when in Bristol. There is a little museum on the Ashton Court side of the bridge and that's worth checking out to find out more about the...More

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Starts on one side and goes right over. Totally berserk. Never seen anything like it. Who would have thunk it. Never thought it would make it.

Thank Leo G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The views all around are stunning and its great to be somewhere so iconic. A must if you are visiting bristol

Thank Georgette J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great landmark built by a great person Isom bard Brunel . It’s panoramic views can leave you speechless. Visit in off peake times to have a quiet moment to soak up the views & marvel at the structure . Peak times you will find a...More

Thank wigyd0n2
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Brunel was a great engineer and the Clifton bridge is a testament to this. It's been standing there for around 150 years when a recent Italian bridge fell down after not much more than 50!

Thank david m
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A MUST if you are visiting Bristol! The veiws at the top are awesome, but if you are scared of heights...don't look down...its very breath taking!

Thank Traci V
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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 :-)
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Darren R
11 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.
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Darren R
11 June 2018|
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Response from sukhchain | Reviewed this property |
The bridge is free to walkers. And yes there is a path that you can walk to the road below. The parking is not plentiful. But it's reasonably priced. You can pay for it over the phone or buy it at the machine. It was... More
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