Visit the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the most photographed place in Bristol and the seventh most photographed in the UK! According to Google, the most popular photo spot is the western tower’s base on the bridge’s Clifton side. Make sure you get your own photo of Bristol’s iconic structure or book an Underground Vaults Tour to see the bridge in a brand new way!
The Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre is funded entirely by your donations, tour tickets and sales from the Clifton Bridge Shop. Your support allows us to tell the story of Brunel’s first bridge as well as continue developing our education program.
Our accessible Visitor Centre is free to enter and run by our friendly volunteer team. Inside, you can watch a film about the bridge’s construction, discover unusual objects from our archival collection, and learn how the bridge is maintained today. You will also find personal stories from locals sharing what the bridge means to them, or try out bridge-building in our Education Workshop.
The bridge is an integral part of Bristol’s story, and we love sharing its history with visitors and locals alike. We couldn’t do it without your support, so thank you.
Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre opening hours:
- The Visitor Centre is open 10am-5pm daily throughout the year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
- We encourage booking your visit in advance if your group is over 15 people. There is a charge of £1 per person for self-guided visits.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre is located on the Leigh Woods (North Somerset) side of the bridge. We are open from 10am - 5pm daily and entry is always free.
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 the Clifton Suspension Bridge
Cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge and take in the views of the Avon Gorge before you arrive at the Visitor Centre. There are many ways to find us, read on to plan your visit.
If you're visiting with your family, we have plenty of activity ideas for you to do before your visit, at the bridge or once you've returned home.
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