Clifton Suspension Bridge is the most Instagrammable place in Bristol and the seventh most popular place for photos in the whole of the UK! According to Google, the most popular photo spot is the base of the western tower on the Clifton side of the bridge. Make sure you get your photograph in front of the best view, whether that’s at sunrise or sunset.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre is funded entirely by your donations, ticket sales and sales from the Visitor Centre shop. Pick up a postcard, book, souvenir, ice cream and plenty more. Plus, use our free Wifi or buy a coffee from the Chapter & Holmes Coffee Cart, trading throughout the summer.
The welcoming and accessible Visitor Centre is free to enter and is run by a team of friendly volunteers who are happy to share the secrets of Clifton Suspension Bridge’s history with you. Watch a film about its construction, learn how suspension bridges work, discover unusual objects from the Clifton Suspension Bridge collection and find out how the bridge is maintained today.
Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre opening hours
- On the North Somerset (Leigh Woods) side of the bridge, the Visitor Centre is open 10am-5pm daily throughout the year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (Boxing Day from 11am-4pm).
- We may not be able to accommodate large groups unless a time slot has been booked in advance. There is a charge of £1 per person for a self-guided visit of 15 people or more.
Our Visitor Centre is situated on the North Somerset (Leigh Woods) side of the bridge. Entry is free and we are open from 10am - 5pm daily.
What You Can See And Do
You’ve enjoyed the views from the bridge, explored the displays in the Visitor Centre and learned about our history on a free tour. What next?
How to Find Us
We recommend that you begin your visit in Clifton Village, cross the bridge and take in the views before you arrive at our Visitor Centre. If you are staying in Bristol City Centre, travel by bus or follow the Avon Trail riverside and woodland walk.
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