The Clifton Suspension Bridge remains open to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. A one-way system is operating on the footways so that pedestrians can maintain the recommended distance of 2 metres from other members of the public. All pedestrians using the one-way system should keep moving, and we ask that runners show consideration for other users and do not overtake.
To protect employees and commuters we are not currently accepting coins at our toll barriers. Please ensure you have a method of contactless payment (£1 each way) or pull in at our laybys to make a payment at our Toll Houses. Regular commuter? Order a crossing card and save on your travel.
Tourism & Visiting Us
To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues, including museums and galleries, to close from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December.
The Visitor Centre will remain closed until restrictions have been eased – see the government regulations for more information, but you can continue accessing our online resources by visiting our Lockdown Resources webpage.
All pre-booked Visitor Centre tickets have been automatically refunded. We politely request that you do not attempt to contact us unless urgent.
Please note the local lockdown does not affect vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians crossing the Clifton Suspension Bridge. We remain open for contactless vehicle crossings. Foot passengers – please follow the one-way system and instructional signage.
- For the safety of all users all viewpoints are closed and we are asking pedestrians to keep moving – anyone stopping on the bridge to take photographs etc will be asked to move along by our Bridge Attendants.
- All Free Tours and Bridge Tours have been cancelled, although we are accepting group and school enquiries for 2021.
Lockdown and this new period of closure continue to have a huge financial impact on us. If you can, please consider making a donation to the Trust support our work. Thank you once again for your patience during these unprecedented times and we hope to welcome you again soon.
The Clifton Public Toilets are currently open.
The Coffee Cart is currently open daily from 11am-4.45pm for hot and cold drinks and a small range of provisions including peanut butter, oat milk, cow’s milk (skimmed, semi-skimmed and whole), chocolate bars and Nespresso pods.
How you can help us
In common with other charities and arts institutions, we need your support more than ever at this time. Please, if you are able, consider making a donation or purchase from our online shop or buy a Hard Hat Tour tour gift voucher so that we can plan ahead to support the educational work of the Trust. Founded in 1952, it is the Trust’s goal to inspire the engineers of the future by providing unique opportunities to explore the past, present and future of Brunel’s ‘ornament of Bristol’.
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to welcoming you soon.