CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE
MARVEL AT THIS GREAT ARCHITECTURAL LANDMARK
The Clifton Suspension Bridge is one of the greatest architectural landmarks in the southwest of England and provides a vital travel link between Bristol and Clifton. Originally opened in 1864, the bridge is still used by almost 10,000 commuters each day just a 10-minute drive from Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol.
Visit this symbol of Bristol
This iconic bridge spans 214-metres across the Avon Gorge and has become the symbol of Bristol. Originally designed by the world-famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it took 33 years to finish the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
- Enjoy the beautiful city view from this famous bridge
- Set aside two hours to also visit the surrounding cafes and coffee shops in Clifton Village
- Watch as the bridge is illuminated each night, lighting up half an hour before sunset
- Visit Bristol Zoo just a 10-minute walk from the bridge
- Site of the modern first bungee jump in 1979 and featured in many movies
Plan your visit from Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol
- Opening hours:
Clifton Bridge Visitor Centre is opened daily from 10:00 to 17:00 (excluding Christmas and New Year)
- Crossing the bridge on foot or by bike is free
For the best views of the bridge, follow the footpaths to the top of Observatory Hill to Clifton Observatory. Get a unique perspective of the bridge from the Avon Trail, which takes hikers, cyclists, and joggers directly underneath the structure.
Enjoy optimal views from the Clifton Observatory
- This grade II listed structure was originally built as a windmill in 1766
- Enjoy the camera obscura which projects panoramic views of the surrounding area, including the Clifton Suspension Bridge
- Opening hours:
Spring/Summer: Open daily 10:00 – 17:00 (Last entry 16:45)
Closed 24, 25 & 26 December and 1 January
- Tickets for Camera Obscura and Museum
Children (Under 14): £1.50