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?



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