Suspension Bridge Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 3PA

Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Clifton Suspension Bridge was to be the highest and longest bridge in the world. The project took 33 years to complete – by which time Brunel was dead. The bridge opened in December 1864 and is celebrating its 150th anniversary year.

In December 2014, a brand new Visitor Centre opened at the Clifton Suspension Bridge. With a larger exhibition and more objects on display, it is open from 10am – 5pm daily and entry is free of charge. During this event, you will have a chance to see parts of the Suspension Bridge collection, not usually on display to the public and discover stories from the last 150 years. This is a drop-in activity – you may have to wait for a place to become available. Event not suitable for children under the age of 7.

Opening Times

  • Saturday 12 September: 1000-1700; Tour 1500

Booking Details

No booking required


The area is flat, so is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are benches to rest on if required, but the span of the bridge is 214m with no stopping points. Two blue badge parking spaces are available in the layby next to the Visitor Centre. Public toilets are available on the Clifton side of the bridge. Refreshments can be purchased from nearby Clifton Village. The Visitor Centre will provide postcards, leaflets, books etc. for sale, plus the permanent exhibition. Children must be accompanied at all times.

Additional information

Max 10 people per tour/session. A free tour of the bridge will run at 1500, meeting at the Clifton Toll Booth, turn up and book on the day. Visitor Centre is open all day and is free to explore. Children must be accompanied at all times.


Cross the bridge to Leigh Woods and the Visitor Centre is on the left hand side.


Organised by

Bristol Doors Open Day

Date last modified: 14th August 2015 at 14:23

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