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The Clifton Rocks Railway was an underground funicular railway in Bristol, England, linking Clifton at the top to Hotwells and Bristol Harbour at the bottom of the Avon Gorge in a tunnel cut through the limestone cliffs.
The upper station is close to Brunel's famous Clifton Suspension Bridge and is located adjacent to the former Grand Spa Hotel (now the Avon Gorge Hotel). The lower station was opposite the paddle steamer landing ferries in Hotwells, Hotwells railway station of the Bristol Port Railway and Pier, a terminus of Bristol Tramways and the Rownham ferry enabling connections across the river Avon.
Clifton Rocks Railway Reviews
We visited as part of the Heritage Weekend and it was clearly quite popular, given the queue to do the tour. However, we didn't have to wait too long to join one of the tour groups. Our volunteer... more »
This place only opens to the public just two days a year at the Bristol Open Doors Event. This year we visited on the Sunday and arrived at about 11am and only waited about twenty minutes to get on..... more »
Excellent bit of local history, although full tours are not running at the moment the top station has very limited opening times (normally Saturdays) for guided tours which last about 15 minutes or so. Check the website. Well worth a visit.
It's only open for tours a few times a year. Very well-informed and friendly guide provided a lot of information and also answered questions. Tours only available for the top part at the moment so quite a short tour but they're hoping to reopen the bottom part soon so tours will take about 2 hours.
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