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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).


Have you visited the Bridge recently? Did you enjoy your visit?





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Rachel Gollin: Winner, Volunteers for Museum Learning Awards (South West)

Marsh Christian Trust & British Museum, 2016

Bristol and Bath Tourism Awards


Silver Award Winner, Best Small Attraction

Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards 2016


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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


Bridgehunter's Chronicles



Bridge of the Year 2014
Othmar H. Ammann Awards








Heritage Lottery Funded



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