Clifton Villages Top Attractions

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Here is just a few of the best attractions you can see on your visit to Clifton Village.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

The world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Brunel was a young and innovative engineer. He was 24 when he was appointed for the project which came about through a competition. Brunel described the bridge as ‘my first child, my darling’, and the ingenious bridge, which took 33 years to complete, marked the beginning of a great engineering career.

The Observatory

Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura and Cave sit high up on The Downs and offer superb views from above the Clifton

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Discover over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals from across the globe at Bristol Zoo Gardens, all set within 12 acres of award-winning gardens.

Clifton Arcade

Situated in the heart of Clifton Village, this unique and beautiful Victorian shopping arcade houses some of the mostshopping in Bristol.

Originally opened in 1878, it later fell into disuse but has recently been restored and now houses a community of small shops. There really is something for everyone in the Clifton Arcade. And to round it off the popular Primrose Cafe offers a relaxed atmosphere with freshly prepared food available all day.


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