Clifton Suspension Bridge
The Clifton Suspension Bridge is one of the greatest architectural landmarks in the south west of England and provides a vital travel link between Bristol and Clifton. Originally opened in 1864, almost 10,000 commuters still use the suspension bridge in Bristol each day.
Tourists travelling across or wishing to marvel at the Clifton Suspension Bridge should stay at one of the many conveniently located Bristol hotels. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol allows guests to enjoy the glorious views of the city's harbour as well as effortlessly visit many of its central tourist attractions.
The magic of the Clifton Suspension Bridge
Originally designed by world-famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it took more than 30 years for the Clifton Suspension Bridge to be built.
The suspension bridge in Bristol spans the 400 metre Avon Gorge, with its two iconic sandstone towers reaching 34 metres into the clouds. A further 81 iron rods hold the crossing in place and have come to be seen and used as a symbol of the city.
Holidaymakers can visit the Clifton Suspension Bridge visitor centre to learn more about its construction and the hair-raising techniques used to piece it together. The centre is located on the Leigh Woods side of the crossing and also displays artefacts from its building and interactive exhibitions.
Finding a hotel in Bristol
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol gives guests the opportunity to explore the charms of the city alongside its excellent on-site Filini restaurant and modern bar. Visitors can also enjoy some of the best conference facilities of any Bristol hotels in the city centre and our relaxing rooms to ensure your visit to the area is one to remember.