A sightseeing must-see, the iconic bridge also has a free Visitor Centre where tourists, families, and locals alike can learn when, how and why Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s first bridge was built.
Visit the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the most photographed place in Bristol and the seventh most photographed in the UK! According to Google, the most popular photo spot is the western tower’s base on the bridge’s Clifton side. Make sure you get your own photo of Bristol’s iconic structure or book an Underground Vaults Tour to see the bridge in a brand new way!
The Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre is funded entirely by your donations, tour tickets and sales from the Clifton Bridge Shop. Your support allows them to tell the story of Brunel’s first bridge as well as continue developing their education program.
Their accessible Visitor Centre is free to enter and run by their friendly volunteer team. Inside, you can watch a film about the bridge’s construction, discover unusual objects from their archival collection, and learn how the bridge is maintained today. You will also find personal stories from locals sharing what the bridge means to them, or try out bridge-building in their Education Workshop.
They run free and ticketed tours throughout the year, in addition to children’s activities for families and school groups.
The bridge is an integral part of Bristol’s story, and they love sharing its history with visitors and locals alike. They couldn’t do it without your support, so thank you.