The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world.

The bridge joins Bristol and North Somerset and is owned and operated by Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust. It is entirely funded by tolls - which have paid for its upkeep since it first opened to the public on 8th December 1864. We are open and manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year. Visitors are welcome at any time and our Visitor Centre (in Leigh Woods) is open from 10am to 5pm every day (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Please note: Our Visitor Centre will only be open to invited guests on Monday 1st June as we welcome HRH The Princess Royal to tour our new building and declare it officially open.


Best Tourist Attraction 2015

Best Tourist Attraction 2015 - Shoutout Listener's Awards

Bridge of the Year 2014 - Othmar H. Ammann Awards









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