Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, Somerset

Brunel’s iconic toll bridge spans the picturesque Avon Gorge, joining Bristol and North Somerset; if you go to the visitor centre you can find out all about the history of the bridge and the people who have worked on it over the years, and from Easter to October there are guided tours at 3.00pm every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday, but you’ll certainly need a head for heights. You can even see the vaults in the woods that form an integral part of the structure of the bridge, and if you look across to Clifton Gorge you might spot the peregrine falcons that nest in the cliff. If you get chance to see the bridge lit up at night (half an hour before dusk to midnight), go and see it, because it’s quite a sight.

All information correct at the time of writing

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