This isn’t just a convenient way of getting from Clifton Village to Lea Woods or a dizzying vantage point from which to admire astonishing views – it’s an internationally recognised symbol of the city and a source of great pride to anyone who calls Bristol home. Opened in 1864, the bridge was completed as a tribute to its designer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who died before it could be finished. You’ll now find a visitors’ centre on the Somerset side in Leigh Woods, and perched up on the hill on the Bristol side, you’ll find the Clifton Observatory.
Brizzle is one heck of a good-looking place. From the harbourside to Clifton and the Downs, much of the best (and most beautiful) stuff in this city is to be found outdoors. But with all those amazing museums, historic pubs and other attractions dotted across the city, there are plenty of cool things to explore if the weather doesn’t play ball (this is the West Country, after all).
The city has long been a magnet for creative folks from all over the land, but there’s more to the place than ideas and atmosphere. It’s also a tourism tour-de-force, with architectural splendour and fascinating history on every corner. Looking to plan jam-packed day out here? These are the best attractions in Bristol you have to tick off.
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