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Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre - Bristol

Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS8 3PA
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FREE entry, no booking required.

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 take place every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday throughout the year 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 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 - 5pm

Tues – 10am - 5pm

Weds – 10am - 5pm

Thurs – 10am - 5pm

Fri  - 10am - 5pm

Sat - 10am - 5pm

Sun- 10am - 5pm

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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

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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 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
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