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Clifton Observatory and Caves

Clifton Down | Clifton, Bristol BS8 3LT, England
44 117 974 1242
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Ranked #29 of 133 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Caverns/ Caves
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice walk around Clifton on the weekend walk up here if you've never done it well worth the time once you've been well worth coming back !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great place, lovely receptionist . The view was extraordinary, the sun was shining and the ice creams were great! !!!!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Well worth a visit, I believe the camera Obscura is one of only two left in this country. Also the cave gives you a spectacular view of the gorge and Brunels bridge.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not sure what to say very small not much going on fab view but not much else was a bit disappointed but it's a time filler

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Been here a few times with family and visiting friends, all of them have been impressed by the views of the suspension bridge and the gorge. But the camera obscura has really amazed them, very different from the usual tourist trips. Guides were very helpful, giving a brief history of the place and explaining that there are a lot of... More

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We did not visit the caves as it was the features of the observatory, described very well by the attendant we were more interested in. The lens structure itself; the way it's built and works magnifying the bridge the gorge below is marvellous. We were on our own and could take our time inspecting all aspects of the area below.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I visited the caves and observatory with my wife and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Once in the observatory I was able to see the historic landmarks in Bristol as well as the home of the Mighty Clapton in Gordano FC. The caves are worth a visit and the eagerly anticipated cafe is due to open which will give views to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We took our two boys to the observatory and has such a wonderful time. The Camera was amazing and the boys loved seeing people close up walking along the Suspension Bridge. We spent a good 45 minutes people watching and then went down through the caves and out onto the lookout which was amazing! Can definitely recommend this attraction as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Popped in here whilst we were going to see the clifton suspension bridge. And we found that it was a little gem of a place. The attendant knew his stuff and had answers for all of our questions. It really gives the best unique views of the bridge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had an excellent time visiting the Camera Obscura and after walking up the spiral staircase to a room at the top of the building which was completely dark, a handle was in the room, which when moved around the white surface using the 16th century technique(convex lens and sloping mirror Light is reflected vertically downward onto the table, giving... More

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