FREE GUIDED TOURS are provided for the public on Bank Holidays and Saturday and Sunday afternoons from Easter to the end of October half term.
Meet at 3.00pm at the toll booth at the Clifton end of the Bridge where you will spot a guide in an orange jacket.
There is no need to book - just turn up and allow one hour for the tour and remember you'll be outside so dress for the weather! (Please note these free tours are intended for individuals and small family groups; they are not suitable for coach tours or for large organised groups for whom separate arrangements apply.)
Smartphone users can download the Bridge Tales app or try our audio trail: look for the signs on the city side of the bridge between the towers and the bridge deck. Scan a QR code or enter a web address to hear three different tracks which will tell you about the history of the bridge and the local area.
(We'd like to thank SAM FM for their help and support with the development of this trail. Sam FM is the only station in Bristol that plays what it wants from the 80’s, 90’s and now. They LOVE Bristol, especially the Clifton Suspension Bridge which they can see from their studios. Catch our voiceover star Downsy on the Sports show (or leading guided tours at the Bridge between Easter and October.)
The bridge illuminations can be seen each night - beginning half an hour before sunset and fnishing at midnight. The current illuminations were installed in 2005/06. They provide an award-winning display, and have been designed to reduce energy consumption and minimise light pollution and bulb replacement. There are 2796 low power Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), expected to last for around 15 years. With all the other fittings, there are a total of 3072 bulbs on the bridge.