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Clifton Suspension Bridge

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.

Delve into the story of Brunel's world famous bridge at the Visitor Centre. Explore the rock chambers that support the Leigh Woods tower on free tours of the Vaults (10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Restricted accessibility – see website for more information).

Opening Times

  • Sunday 11 September: 1000-1700; Tours 1000, 1100, 1200, 1400, 1500 & 1600

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
The Visitor Centre is free to access 1000-1700 daily but tours must be pre-booked.
Go to: http://www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/visit/events
Booking opens: 1 August 2016 09:00
Booking closes: 9 September 2016 13:00


Please note: there is restricted accessibility to the Vaults Tours. The Visitor Centre has full wheelchair access. Two blue badge parking spaces are available in the layby next to the Visitor Centre. There will be some scaffolding in place. Children must be accompanied at all times.

Additional information

Max 10 people per tour/session. The Visitor Centre will provide postcards, leaflets, books etc. for sale, plus the permanent exhibition. Public toilets are available on the Clifton side of the bridge. Refreshments can be purchased from nearby Clifton Village.


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



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Date last modified: 16th August 2016 at 11:14