“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. A one-way system is currently in operation for pedestrians.

Visit & Learn

In line with the latest industry guidelines, Visitor Centre will remain open from Friday - Monday each week from 10am - 5pm (closed for cleaning 1pm-2pm) to pre-booked ticket holders only. See displays and artefacts explaining the history, construction and maintenance of the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

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. Our famous Hard Hat tours offer a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and explore Brunel's hidden chambers. Whilst some of our tours are still suspended, we are now taking bookings for our Weekend 3pm Free Tours and Outdoor Family Summer events.

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.