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.
Clifton Suspension Bridge reviews
One of Bristol's most beautiful landmarks with a rich history. The bridge is still fully operational today. Go and have a look. There is a very informative little museum on one site of the bridge with a small lift that will help wheelchair users go up to the second floor. The full history and how the bridge was built is on display. Stunning to see.
Brilliant piece of Bristol's history, definitely a must see if you're visiting Bristol. It's very close to Clifton village which has loads of brilliant shops, cafes and bars. And it's quite close to Leigh woods and the Downs if you fancy a long walk. The toilets close to there are a little grimy though.... I'd recommend using facilities somewhere else!
Plan your trip to Bristol
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Bristol
Side trips from Bristol
Hidden gems in Bristol
Museums in Bristol
Historic Sites in Bristol
Trips to Clifton Suspension Bridge by other users
31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA Rome Lucerne Strasbourg 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Funchal Maspalomas Corralejo 21 days in England BY A USER FROM FRANCE London Bowness-on-Windermere York 6 days in McMinnville, Newport & Newport BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES McMinnville Newport 10 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Bristol Museum & Art Gallery We The Curious Bristol Cathedral 15 days in Brecon Beacons National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Folly Farm Brecon Cathedral Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal