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Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

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Often used as a symbol of Bristol on postcards and promotional materials, Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by the celebrated Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and finished in 1864. The bridge spans the Avon Gorge, linking Clifton to Leigh Woods. Designed for light 19th-century horse-drawn traffic, this landmark bridge still meets the demands of modern travel, with over 12,000 vehicles crossing it daily. Stroll across the bridge to see and photograph the ancient Avon Gorge and the city beyond it. On the Leigh Woods side of the bridge, you can drop by the informative visitor center to see a brief video presentation about the history of the site, as well as purchase books and souvenirs. Plan to visit Clifton Suspension Bridge during your Bristol vacation using our convenient Bristol trip itinerary site.
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  • what a beautiful place to view the sunset from! a charming and peaceful escape from the cities hussle and bussle 
    what a beautiful place to view the sunset from! a charming and peaceful escape from the cities hussle and bussle  more »
  • Everyone here is always in a good mood, even when the weather isn't fantastic. Go for a walk if you are near! 
    Everyone here is always in a good mood, even when the weather isn't fantastic. Go for a walk if you are near!  more »
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  • Always good to visit the bridge. For views over the city. And on Bonfire Night, even better to watch the various firework displays going on across the city. Amazing sight. Good natured crowd tonight which made it all there enjoyable. Then into the village for a couple of cheeky ones. This is Bristol being on its game.
  • We visited during Storm Eunice, but that was quite dramatic. It takes about 5 minutes to walk across. The Visitor Centre was closed due to the winds, but dramatic views of the bridge and the gorge. There is an observatory there and parking by meter for £1 per hour. A must see for Bristol/Clifton. The gorge has rare plants, which are well documented.

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