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The Clifton Observatory
Bristol Top 6 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.2/5
5 Reviews
Observation Deck
Liked by 1
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Litfield Rd, Bristol BS8 3LT, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 117 974 1242

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The Clifton Observatory is located at the northeast corner of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. There are many mountain walks that are small enough to go up the mountain. The entire observatory now has a wreck-like building that looks lonely. The huge lawn next to it often feels gusty, and the part overlooking the suspension bridge is almost built on the edge of the cliff, which is very exciting

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  • Fiona P
    Fiona P
    Gibraltar
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    Lovely Cafe

    The weather wasn't brilliant so the camera obscura wasn't working so we went down the cave instead. Very steep steps and very low head clearance in places. But once you get out onto the balcony you ge...

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  • MaureenB365
    MaureenB365
    Southampton, United Kingdom
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    Fabulous afternoon tea and great views

    We had a wonderful afternoon tea here. Booking was required. It was more than we could eat but freshly made and absolutely yummy. The trip down the caves was well worth the frightening feeling looking...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604470142000+0800)/
  • Swedishtomcat
    Swedishtomcat
    Diss
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    Do both

    Worth splashing out a fiver and doing both the obscura and the cave to see Bristol from two different angles.

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  • mablain
    mablain
    London
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    A great activity in Clifton

    For a great activity in Clifton, you won't beat the Clifton Observatory. Perched proudly on a cliff, a moments walk from the suspension bridge, this is an impressive building. Step onto the lower ro...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604397133000+0800)/
  • alexrI4825RQ
    alexrI4825RQ
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    Not great

    Enjoyed the cave as always, but the camera obscura was a total letdown. Better off just going outside and looking at the view. Zero for kids to see upstairs. £15 for an hour visit is not really wort...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604354687000+0800)/

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