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Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre

Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS8 3PA
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About

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 is open from 10am-5pm daily and may 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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Guide Prices

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

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Our Visitor Centre can be found at Bridge Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS8 3PA - but please note that the Visitor Centre does not have a dedicated car park. Parking on-street is extremely limited but free around the Visitor Centre in Leigh Woods, although there is a £1 toll charge to cross the bridge in a vehicle if travelling from Bristol. Visitors are kindly requested to park with consideration to our neighbours and advised to observe the parking regulations. Parking in nearby Clifton Village is pay and display. We recommend this option as it is much easier to find a space and park safely. Use postcode BS8 4AW for your satnav (this will take you to the bridge approach at the junction of Observatory Road and Sion Hill on the furthest side of Clifton Village; it's best to park before you reach this end point). It is a short walk across the bridge to the Visitor Centre (there is no charge for pedestrians).

Public Transport Directions

From Bristol City Centre, catch the No. 8 bus from Bristol Temple Meads (BTM) railway station or at the Centre Promenade opposite the Hippodrome theatre (near the statue of Neptune.) Get off at Clifton Village or at Christ Church, Clifton. This bus journey is timetabled to go roughly every 10 minutes and will take approximately 24 minutes. The Bristol In-Sight City Sightseeing bus operates between February and December. Hop on the open-top bus at Bristol Temple Meads, near Bristol bus station or near Bristol City Centre. The nearest stop to the Bridge is stop 8. You can buy tickets for the bust at any stop, buy them in advance online - or get them from our shop, the Tourist Information Centre or many hotel receptions in the city at a special discount rate. See https://www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/visit/how-to-find-us for more information.

Facilities

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.

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection
  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Free Entry
  • 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

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    66
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    19
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Recent Reviews:

  • Cornwallskiing
    Cornwall
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Walk around the park and across the bridge
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th April 2019
    We walked around the park first of all to take in the view of the bridge. Also went into the cave step steps and low ceilings but worth it for the view at the bottom. We walked across the bridge to... Read full review
  • lancashirearab
    lancashire
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Amazing piece of architecture
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 15th April 2019
    We were in awe as we drove towards and under the bridge. We parked up and walked through the park to the observatory where we paid to climb down some narrow steps which led to a viewing platform cut... Read full review
  • Darkbyte
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Bridge information at its best
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 6th April 2019
    Great place to learn a very in-depth knowledge of the massive story behind the how the clifton bridge was built it have interactive displays lots of pictures and displays, I believe they have tours... Read full review

Awards

  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2019

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