Clifton Suspension Bridge Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Bridge Road, Bristol, BS8 3PA, United Kingdom | 0117 974 4664 | Website

Venue Description

The Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1829 and completed after his death in 1864. At the time of its design, it was the highest and longest modern suspension bridge ever conceived. The bridge has a Visitor Centre, open 10am to 5pm throughout the year and leads free guided tours every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday at 3pm from Easter until October. Group guided tours are available at £3 per head by arrangement.


The bridge is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is on the level with footways on either side. There is no accessible handrail. Benches are available at each end of the bridge but the span is 214m in length. The footways are separated from the roadway by a barrier, used by vehicles up to 4 tons.

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The Visitor Centre includes an accessible toilet and family toilet with baby change facilities. There are public toilets on the bridge approach on Clifton Downs, which includes an accessible toilet.


Both the Visitor Centre Manager and Community, Learning and Volunteer Officer have undertaken DDA awareness training. The Centre is staffed by volunteers, who will do their best to help. Please do ask if there is anything specific you require.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Disabled Access
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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