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.

Please be aware that there is no car park for the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre. General parking and the Blue Badge Parking Bays in the Leigh Woods layby have been suspended due to Toll House refurbishment works. Please visit our 'How to Find Us' page for more information on alternative travel by bus and on-street parking in the local area. We apologise for the inconvenience.



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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