Blog by getinvolved | Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 16:59


Hello, my name is Alessandro Castaneda and I am 17.
In Switzerland I am a business student and my dream is to be an english teacher.
I am here because I won a scholarship and for a total of 5 weeks I will stay in Bristol and work in the Visitor Centre of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
While I am here I want to improve my English and improve as a person, living 1400 km away from home and not having anything familiar around me. I also will use this experience to enrich my curriculum and extend my work skills.

Blog by getinvolved | Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 15:24

Bridging Bristol Youth Project

Blog by getinvolved | Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 13:22

Brunel In Bristol: Shaping a City

Blog by visitinfo | Friday, July 1, 2016 - 15:11


Blog by getinvolved | Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 17:23

We are very excited to have signed up our Youngest Volunteer here at the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre!

Charlie is the grandson of Sylvia Weston who has been a member of our volunteer team for several years. Sylvia mentioned that Charlie is very interested in the Bridge and asked if he could work with her on a shift.  The pair joined forces this May to work together as our Front of House morning volunteer team.

Charlie with grandmother Sylvia at the Front Desk


Blog by visitinfo | Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 16:39

This morning we went to the launch of Disabled Go (Bristol), an online accessibility guide which aims to provide local residents and tourists with all the information required to choose where to eat, shop, drink or visit. The project has been supported by Destination Bristol and Bristol City Council but was founded in 2000 and has information on over 125,000 venues across the UK. It is free to use, can be accessed online or via mobile phone and provides factual, detailed information.

Blog by visitinfo | Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 11:11

Our second consultation event took place on 20th October, this time involving stakeholders involved in building design and planning processes. Joining Suspension Bridge Trustees with expertise in architecture and building design were representatives from the Civic Society, Avon and Somerset Police 'Designing out Crime' team, CHIS (Clifton & Hotwells Improvement Society), Leigh Woods Society, Long Ashton Parish Council, the Downs Committee and North Somerset County Council's Planning Department. 

Blog by visitinfo | Friday, October 9, 2015 - 11:02

Last night, we were excited to attend the Shaun in the City Auction. 126 Shauns went under the hammer, including our very own Isambaaard.

Shaun Auction

As guests assembed, a brass band welcomed them - with lighting effects provided by Arabian Lights!


Shauns on display

The Shauns lined the auction room, ready for inspection!

Blog by visitinfo | Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:30

In 1831 the judges of the second competition to design a bridge across the Avon Gorge favoured a (now lost) design by Smith and Hawkes of the Eagle foundry in Birmingham. Although Isambard Kingdom Brunel was eventually declared competition winner, Smith and Hawkes went on to achieve success in other areas and were famed for designing the red wall mounted postboxes which appeared all over Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Blog by visitinfo | Monday, October 5, 2015 - 18:40

Our summer work programme began in Easter 2015 - but what's actually been going on under that scaffold wrap? Over the last seven months we've been watching the work and taking photos...


Why was the work carried out?

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