“My first child, my darling...” – Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1835

Clifton Suspension Bridge is one of Bristol’s most recognisable structures. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it marks a turning point in the history of engineering and has come to symbolise a city of original thinkers and independent spirit. The Bridge is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. There is a £1 toll for motor vehicles and is free of charge to pedestrians and cyclists - no booking required.

Visit & Learn

The Visitor Centre is currently daily from 10am - 5pm. Entry is FREE and there is no need to pre-book, but we strongly encourage visitors to wear a mask. See displays and artefacts explaining the history, construction and maintenance of the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. FREE tours of the bridge take place on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays at 3pm. Reserve a place or simply turn up on the day.

Schools & Groups

We offer a variety of bookable tours, workshops and outreach activities covering a range of curriculum topics and suitable for all ages and abilities. Book one of our knowledgable volunteer guides to inform or entertain your group with tales from the bridge's history.

Tours and Events

We keep the rich history of the bridge alive through a year-round programme of tours, events and exhibitions. Between Easter and October our famous Hard Hat tours offer a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and explore Brunel's hidden chambers, whilst our free weekend tours run year round are a great way to explore the history of this amazing structure.

CSB Construction - Dress like a Victorian


The Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust is a not-for-profit charity established in 1953 to act as custodians of the bridge, ensuring its maintenance and preservation. Our collections demonstrate the enduring renown of Bristol’s most iconic landmark.