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).
Christmas Opening Hours 2019
The Bridge is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the festive period. There are no fireworks from the bridge on New Year's Eve.
Visitor Centre open as follows:
Monday 23rd December: 10am-5pm
Tuesday 24th December: CLOSED
Wednesday 26th December: 11am-4pm
Friday 27th December: 10am-5pm
Saturday 28th December: 10am-5pm
Sunday 29th December: 10am-5pm
Monday 30th December: 10am-5pm
Tuesday 31st December: 10am-5pm
Wedbesday 1st January: CLOSED
Open as usual except Wednesday 8th January (CLOSED for Stockcheck).
The Coffee Cart will be serving at weekends - and every day from Boxing Day until 5th January, 10am-5pm (weather depending).
Have you visited the Bridge recently? Did you enjoy your visit?