The West Country Sights

Clifton Suspension Bridge

  • Bridge Rd. Map It
  • Leigh Woods
  • Bridge/Tunnel

Published 08/30/2016

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A monument to Victorian engineering, this 702-foot-long bridge spans the Avon Gorge. Work began on Isambard Kingdom Brunel's design in 1831, but the bridge wasn't completed until 1864. Free hour-long guided tours usually take place at 3 on weekends between Easter and October, departing from the tollbooth at the Clifton end of the bridge. At the far end of the bridge, the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre has a small exhibition on the bridge and its construction, including a range of videos and hands-on experiences. Near the bridge lies Clifton Village, studded with boutiques, antiques shops, and smart crafts shops in its lanes and squares. Bus number 8 from Bristol Temple Meads Station and the city center stops in Clifton Village.

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Bridge Rd., Bristol, BS8 3PA, England

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Published 08/30/2016


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