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Avon Gorge National Nature Reserve

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Address: off North Road | Abbots Leigh, Bristol, England
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Part of Britain's National Trust, this reserve features scenic woodland and...

Part of Britain's National Trust, this reserve features scenic woodland and an Iron-Age hill fort, a place of historical interest and natural beauty.

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Having lived in Bristol since 1981 I would have thought I knew most areas. However having only used the Gorge as a means to get to the M5 it was great to stop on the Downs and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Bristol since 1981 I would have thought I knew most areas. However having only used the Gorge as a means to get to the M5 it was great to stop on the Downs and enjoy it's really wild beauty. Take a picnic and spend a couple of hours here. The views are stunning ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

One of my favourite places to view the Gorge is from Bristol downs. Stunning Gorge especially with the Clifton suspension bridge over it. Recommended as a good summer afternoon out, View it from the Bristol Downs its the perfect place to read a book, relax and take in the views. Its also free!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Thank heavens for the gorge as it marks the definitive end of the City on the one hand with a proper and wild country "full stop". Many unique plants to the gorge and then the Avon with the second highest rise and fall in the world. Both sides accessible - either from the Downs on the city side or via... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Such beautiful views across Avon Gorge and Leigh Woods. I love going kestrel and falcon spotting there...or for a cheeky ice cream, and a leisurely stroll.

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Berrow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Beautiful landscape, great for photography, really enjoyed the fresh air. Would recommend this to anyone who loves nature

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North Somerset, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Personally, I recommend a cycle ride or walk along the Western bank of the Avon, or even up a steep path into the ancient Liegh Woods, for wildlife and natural habitat

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

a must see if visiting Bristol. probably best views are from the Clifton Suspension Bridge, but also nice from Clifton Downs (nice walks there) and from the footpaths on the other side, in the Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve. Look out for Peregrine Falcons!

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