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Clifton Suspension Bridge

Suspension Bridge Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
0117 974 4664
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Ranked #2 of 139 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We loved Clifton Village what an amazing village the shops were plenty & varied the park was a lovely spot to sit & relax. The suspension bridge & the surrounding views are the main attraction with the slow flowing River Avon. We took our 2 puppies & had no problems. A wonderful children's playground for families. A great day out.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful bridge, elegant and set in an amazing backdrop. Well worth a visit - take lots of photos!!!

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We live in Bristol and although the bridge toll has now increase to £1 we enjoy taking a detour to go over the bridge and a drive round the downs. It's a beautiful view of the city and lovely to drive or walk in the day of when it's lit up at night.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I love the bridge. Either to spend the £1 and drive over it and see the view, or to visit the nearby hotel cafe and gaze up to it and stroll around after. You can explore around the area and there are plaques explaining about the history. It's very iconic and doesn't disappoint.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Love driving under or over this bridge.It inspires me every time i drive close to it! Great for stopping a bad mood and makes me happy to live in Bristol

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A great place to walk, run or just admire the views the bridge has to offer. Highly recommended and is one of my favourite places to visit on a warm summers evening.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Incredible architecture and really a magnificent spectacle from the river and portway. The increase in price is a bit annoying but you can soon get over that as the views (if you can see them beyond the rails) are incredible. Good visit but would recommend going on foot not by car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I came to Bristol on my bike just to ride across Brunel's fantastic bridge. I was not disappointed. The gorge is far higher than I expected, and views from the the banks of the Avon reveal what masterpiece this is. The climb if approaching from south west on the A369 is a challenging one for any cyclist, especially with luggage.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

50p will get you the privilege of crossing this grand old lady built in the 1820s. The views are spectalular and well worth a visit. TIP: There are public toilets on the West (?) side of the bridge.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Views are breathtaking. Definitely worth the time it takes to get there. A must for first-time visitors. Within walking distance of Clifton, with first-class dining and shopping.

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