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Things to do in Clifton

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bridge
“The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Zoo
“Bristol Zoo is a 45 minute drive form the cottages, offering an amazing day out. Visit the red panda's, gorillas, Kangaroo's, Penguins, Meetkat's and many more, plus explore the Aquarium too.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Landmark
“A close distance . Park on the Leigh Woods side, walk across and spend an hour in Clifton Village meandering the streets' bars shops and cafes.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Park
“A quiet sanctuary hidden within bustling central Bristol. Bring monkey nuts to feed the friendly tame squirrels, eat al fresco whilst enjoying the view. Climb Brandon Hill tower and enjoy a 360º view of Bristol and beyond. Free.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Cabot tower is worth a visit for its spectacular view over the city centre.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Cinema
“super comfy seats, pizzas delivered to your sofa and a special treaty kind of place!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Extremely popular and lively tapas bar. Very small. Booking highly recommended although they do have no rez bar stools if you feel cosy! ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Spa
“This makes an evening in Bristol. It’s also a delight in the day, incredible food that doesn’t cost the earth, the swim + eat packages are v good. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
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“Originally part of the grounds of Leigh Court now open to the public. Range of walks from very easy to really quite strenuous depending on fittnes ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“The downs is situated at the top Whiteladies Rd. Venture to the far left for views of the Avon Gorge. From here you can walk along the edge of the gorge to Clifton and end up at The Observatory. Recommend a walk around Clifton Village for a bite to eat or a cup of tea ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is bristol’s no.1 plush place to eat, one fun option could be afternoon tea with a walk to the Suspension Bridge before or after. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“if you like your coffee strong ask for a double expresso as they serve coffee in a large mug... great breakfast spot ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Beers and British meals in 17th-century village pub setting with a cobbled enclosed courtyard.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Hotel
“Restaurant, cafe and bar open to the public with stunning views of Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Expensive fish and chips, but the Avon Gorge Hotel has a magnificent terrace overlooking the Gorge, close to the suspension bridge. At least have a drink there on a sunny day. ”
  • 21 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Spa
“This makes an evening in Bristol. It’s also a delight in the day, incredible food that doesn’t cost the earth, the swim + eat packages are v good. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is bristol’s no.1 plush place to eat, one fun option could be afternoon tea with a walk to the Suspension Bridge before or after. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
“if you like your coffee strong ask for a double expresso as they serve coffee in a large mug... great breakfast spot ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“Beers and British meals in 17th-century village pub setting with a cobbled enclosed courtyard.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Expensive fish and chips, but the Avon Gorge Hotel has a magnificent terrace overlooking the Gorge, close to the suspension bridge. At least have a drink there on a sunny day. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“The best Pizza and Pasta in Bristol! Lovely atmosphere, great wine and yummy wood fired pizzas.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Some of the best steaks in Bristol! Sunday roasts and other great food is also available. The lunch set menu is very reasonable!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Modish, airy bar with arched windows for craft beers and tapas, plus an intimate wine cellar.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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