Clifton Observatory

Bristol, Bristol, BS8 3LT
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About Clifton Observatory

 Situated above Avon Gorge, the Clifton Observatory offers stunnings views of both the suspension bridge and the Bristol's amazing cityscape. Originally constructed in the 18th century as a windmill for corn and later for grinding tobacco, artist William West installed a telescope in the early 19th century, making it the obsevatory that remains to this day. Another area of interest around the observatory is that of Giant's cave which opens up onto St Vincent's rocks on the cliff face, 250 feet above the bottom of the Avon gorge. West also built a tunnel from the observatory to this spot and it is still able to be visited (Visitors to the cave must before over 4 years of age).

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Ticket Prices:Camera Obscura & Viewing Platform

Adults: £2.50

Children (Under 14): £1.50

Giant's cave

Adults: £2.50

Children (aged 4 to 14): £1.50

No entry to under 4s

Entrance to both

Adults: £4.00

Children (Under 14): £2.50

Infants (0-2): Free
Telephone:0117 974 1242
Recommended Time:1 - 2 hours
Opening Times:Spring/Summer

Mon-Sun: 10.00-17.00


Mon-Sun: 10.00-16.00
Indoors / Outdoors:Indoors
Categories:Observatories & Planetariums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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