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“A free attraction with a walk over the suspension bridge”

Clifton Suspension Bridge
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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.
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Surprisingly - no large car park, no expensive parking or entry fee.A small exhibition on one side of the bridge shows old photographs and the history of the bridge from choosing the design to completion.Walk over and a short uphill into the park that has great views looking down onto the bridge along the gorge.

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Clifton suspension bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and is a truly beautiful landmark. It can be seen from miles across the south of Bristol. The view from the bridge is equally beautiful looking down the Avon Gorge.
At night time the bridge is often lit up and looks lovely. Its a wonderful place to visit at any time of year. There is plenty of free on road parking nearby. The toll to go across by car is 50p either way. Visitors can walk across for free. The Avon Gorge Hotel/Bar nearby is a great place to sit outside and admire the view in good weather.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Fantastic views. Gr8 value for money. Free to walkers. Visitor info free. Donations asked as its a volunteers run services. Gives all the facts about the history of the bridge and a short film. Never fails to thrill me and family visitors. Worth it in all weathers.

Thank Kerry H
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

I drive under the bridge every day, from an engineering point of view (and I am not an engineer), it fascinates me. It is easy to access and safe to walk across. There is a toll of 50p for cars, the experience of driving across makes it great value. There is a free small museum at one end which, in truth is incredibly dull and does not really give you the experience of the trials that must have been faced to build the bridge nor society in that area at the time it was build. The people in the museum on the day I visited were not unhelpful, but they didn't inspire me to want to know more. I found internet search engines a better resource. However, it is free and therefore probably limited on resources.

Thank Lin B
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Amazing construction! Best of British engineering. Easy to park too. Well worth a detour if nearby. Super classy gift shop and information centre

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