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Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre - Bristol

Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS8 3PA
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Tickets are FREE, pre-booked visits only.

Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre tells the story of the 'ornament of Bristol' and the people who built, maintain and treasure it. Explore the turbulent history of the ‘first love’ of famous British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel through an award winning exhibition packed with family activities and staffed by knowledgeable volunteers.

The Visitor Centre can be found in Leigh Woods on the North Somerset side of the bridge, a short walk from Clifton Village where you’ll find bus stops, pay and display parking, boutique shopping, cafes and coffee shops. Entrance to the Visitor Centre is free, although donations are appreciated.

Free tours for families and individuals are held at 3pm every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday from Easter to October and begin on the Clifton (Bristol) side of the bridge. Ticketed tours of the ‘secret’ vaults inside the Leigh Woods abutment are available on selected dates and must be booked in advance through the bridge website. Groups may book private tours at any time, with a coach drop-off point available on Observatory Road, BS8 4AW (there is a weight limit of 4 tons so coaches may not cross the bridge).

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The Visitor Centre will be carefully managing visitor numbers and tickets are strictly limited so we are asking visitors to check for the latest information and book in advance at www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/visitor-centre. The bridge itself is open free of charge to all pedestrians 24/7 and no pre-booking is required to cross. There is a £1 toll for motor vehicles.

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Opening hours:

Mon – 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Tues – CLOSED

Weds – CLOSED

Thurs – CLOSED

Fri  - 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Sat - 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Sun- 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Unit 1 - AdultFree
Unit 2 - ChildFree
Unit 3 - ConcessionFree

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Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Shop
  • Toilets - Clifton side, 50m from toll booth.

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Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Opening Times

Season (17 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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