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Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Address: Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
Phone Number: 441179744664
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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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What a view

It may have been raining but the view was awesome. We were amazed how low the water level was. My youngest wants to be an engineer so this was a must. Definitely worth a visit... read more

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Chaddesley Corbett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It may have been raining but the view was awesome. We were amazed how low the water level was. My youngest wants to be an engineer so this was a must. Definitely worth a visit when visiting Bristol.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a prime example of Victorian industrial engineering, designed by Brunel and two others. It spans the Avon gorge, and the views are spectacular. Well worth seeing if you are in the Bristol area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are both born and bread Bristolians and have often thought that there isn't much that we haven't seen in Bristol. However, we were lucky enough to be able to visit the Vaults of Clifton Suspension Bridge on the first opening day. The talk beforehand was detailed and interesting. The vaults were amazing! They were huge and our guide was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed walking across the bridge to the visitor centre. Great views. There are free tours from time to time.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked both ways over this amazing engineering feat to witness some fantastic views. This is a free attraction that would give you brilliant photos especially on a clear day. You can not visit Bristol without going to one of Isambard Brunel's design marvels

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Frome, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parked just across the bridge. Walked back to admire the views both ways along the gorge - fantastic! Up close to some marvellous engineering from years ago. Incredible how they did it!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live in Bristol and take this amazing structure for granted it is well worth a visit if you can stand heights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you go to the Clifton suspension bridge observatory, you will get gorgeous views. When I went, I went just before sunset and on a clear day you can see for miles and get gorgeous photos of the sun setting over the city. A brilliant idea for a cheap date, with plenty of fish and chip shops on the walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Clifton Suspension bridge is awesome!It is free to walk across, and there is a really interesting museum on the Failand side which opened last year.Well worth a visit!

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Radstock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to experience the genius of Brunel then the Suspension Bridge is well worth a visit. The views from the middle of the bridge one way is the direction that the SS Great Britain is situated and the other way is towards Avonmouth. The bridge is fascinating and the gorge is magnificent. You can drive over (there is... More 

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