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Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Address: Suspension Bridge Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
Phone Number: 0117 974 4664
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Description: 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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Before you go look up the plans and all the info as there is not much there. For a good photo on the Clifton end head down hill. To near the top of the railway that ran up and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Before you go look up the plans and all the info as there is not much there. For a good photo on the Clifton end head down hill. To near the top of the railway that ran up and down the side of the river to the hotel.( this was used by the BBC in the war to keep on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

When you visit Bristol, you cannot but miss the iconic Clifton Suspension bridge that spans across River Avon. You just marvel at the engineering work that was required to build this bridge over 150 years ago. Sadly Isambard Kingdom Brunel never lived to see the bridge being completed. To appreciate the views you need to go to the Bristol side,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Stunning bridge. Absolutely worth a visit. Whether seen from above at Clifton or from the gorge itself.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old bridge with fantastic views down the gorge. Seeing it lit up at night is also a pretty sight. Don't forget to take your camera along!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Quite spectacular, but you wouldn't want to throw yourself off like many people seem to do, the mud is really sticky and difficult to get off if you don't hit the Avon. Much better to visit the Colston Hall, see a good band or show. Seriously tho, visit the bridge to see what Isambard was achieving 150 years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

An amazing view an an engineering marvel well worth visiting the bridge and surrounding areas as very beautiful and peaceful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

A masterpiece of engineering Well worth a visit The views of Bristol and the Avon gorge are great. Go after dark when the bridge is lit up.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

You cannot visit Bristol without coming to the Clifton Bridge, Great new visitor centre on one side and great pubs and restaurants nearby on other side. Fantastic views over Bristol . Take your umbrella because if it rains , there nowhere on Bridge to shelter. I got soaked but it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Even though it was raining great walk up to the bridge was definitely worth it. Not a huge bridge fan but the pictures came out stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth visiting and tae time to walk around ths area. Take your camera as good photo opportunities from bridge and observatory

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