Tower Restoration Works will be taking place between March and October 2016. (Photographers: this does mean that the Leigh Woods Tower will be scaffolded during the Balloon Fiesta.) Read more here.

We'd like to replace and update our 1958 toll houses. Find information on our Toll House Replacement Project here.


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).




Winner, Best Small Commercial Building - LABC Building Excellence Awards 2015


Bristol Civic Society

Design Awards 2015 (Visitor Centre) - Bristol Civic Society

Best Tourist Attraction 2015

Best Tourist Attraction 2015 - Shoutout Listener's Awards

Bridge of the Year 2014 - Othmar H. Ammann Awards







Heritage Lottery Funded



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