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The Clifton Suspension Bridge

  • Clifton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

The Clifton Suspension Bridge has a Visitor Centre by the Leigh Woods toll booth on the Bridge gives helpful information about the history of the Bridge for families to base their visit and studies on, including how it was built and how it is looked after today. You can also buy activity packs, books, postcards and souvenirs.

Fun guided tours are available for schools and groups at any time by arrangement (we sometimes use a stovepipe hat and cigar!). In the summer at weekends there are free guided tours. Go to the Bridge website for details.

There's a really spectactular view of the bridge from Observatory Hill in Clifton, you just follow the footpaths up to the top and if you're feeling brave - or pressured by children - you can zoom back down to the base on the awesome Rock Slide, which has been polished smooth by Bristolian bottoms over 100s of years! For a small additional fee you and the kids can also visit the Camera Obscura and Giant's Cave at Clifton Observatory. Worthwhile additions to a family day adventure and exploration!

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Suspension Bridge Road, Clifton, Somerset and Bristol, BS8 3PA, England

Phone number

0117 974 4664



Click here to visit The Clifton Suspension Bridge's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Toilets on the Clifton side a-okay for wheelchairs and buggies but no special facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

The Clifton Suspension Bridge has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

The Clifton Suspension Bridge has not told us about their dining options.

There are plenty of cafes and pubs nearby in Clifton village. There is a large grassy area to picnic and a playground. There is often an ice cream van next to the Bridge!

No, The Clifton Suspension Bridge is not wheelchair friendly.

Yes, The Clifton Suspension Bridge have stated they are pushchair friendly.

The Clifton Suspension Bridge has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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