Visit the camera obscura or brave it and walk the few hundred steps within the cliff face for a breathtaking view from the platform!
a place to look at Brunel's bridge and right over bristol, a nice walk from us up to the bridge and above.
On a clear day, see the local scene of Clifton reflected in the camera obscura, and take in the views of the gorge from the top of the tower. You can also get a combined ticket to visit go down the cave which comes out on the side of the gorge.
The Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura and Cave sits above the Avon Gorge offering superb views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the city of Bristol.
View the Clifton Suspension Bridge upside down through the camera obscura, and climb down through the cliff (steep steps: claustrophobia alert) to pop out on a balcony carved into the side of the Avon Gorge (head for heights also needed!)
Visit Giants Cave, see the stunning views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and look way down over the views of the River Avon meandering down to the Bristol Channel.
Formerly a mill, this historic 1766 building is now an observatory. It offers superb views of the City of Bristol and features a Camera Obscura.
Slightly higher that Clifton Suspension Bridge, great view point and café.
Climb the tower to see views on the camera obscura. Also for kids there's a rockslide nearby if they're brave, great views of the suspension bridge from here.
Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura and Cave sit high up on The Downs and offer superb views from above the Clifton Suspension Bridge. It is one of only two camera obscuras still open to the public in England. The camera obscura itself projects a panoramic view of the surrounding area onto a white…
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