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“Truly memorable!”

Clifton Suspension Bridge
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$167.25*
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Hot Air Balloon Flight from Bristol
Ranked #2 of 198 things to do in Bristol
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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.
Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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“Truly memorable!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

I went to see the Clifton Suspension Bridge in late fall. It started to get dark around 4 in the afternoon and twilight became a really impressive backdrop to the majestic bridge that somehow feels so natural on the landscape. The history of its establishment is quite fascinating, in fact.The best vantage point would be on the observatory on the hill (though a view from the tunnel roads below is also nice). It was quite relaxing to sit atop that point and just behold the amazing bridge that has given Bristol a personality worth getting to know.

Visited December 2012
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“AMAZING”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Amazing - what more can I say.
A wonderful piece of engineering by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Work started in 1831, eventually (after many problems including financial) finished in 1864 although Brunel died in 1859 aged only 53. Originally designed for light horse drawn vehicles it now carries about 12,000 cars a day.

Visited September 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Great bridge and great engineer”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Driving across is great but walking across is better. View up and down the Avon is spectacular - not for those with serious vertigo - also try the Giants Cave which you can see from the bridge.

Visited October 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Breathetaking”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Amazing view, amazing architecture and simply - amazing! I fell in love with Bristol and Clifton Suspension Bridge was one of the reasons for that. I'm so jealous of people who live right beside the bridge and see it from their windows every day!

Visited August 2013
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Bern, Switzerland
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“Lovely bridge”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

I like bridges, and this one is quite special. You can walk across it, it is free for pedestrians. Great view over the Avon gorge. Nearby there is a nice outlook with a great view onto the bridge. There is a great view as well from the terasse of the Avon Gorge Hotel.

Visited August 2013
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