Tickets for underground Suspension Bridge tours go on sale TOMORROW

Tickets for underground Suspension Bridge tours go on sale TOMORROW

Posted on: 14 Feb 2023

Tours for the Underground Vaults of the Clifton Suspension Bridge are going on sale this week.


The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a landmark of beautiful engineering that stands proudly at the edge of Bristol. It’s stood for over 150 years and, if anything is, it is the iconic symbol of Bristol. But have you ever wondered what lies underneath the bridge? Well, now's your chance to find out.

The Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust have announced that tickets for this year’s round of Underground Vault Tours are going on sale this week. The tours offer a unique opportunity to discover the secrets hidden beneath the bridge, and tickets for the first round of tours go on sale this Wednesday!


The Suspension Bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the most famous engineers of the 19th century, and was completed in 1864. The bridge was built to connect Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in Somerset, and it was considered a mighty feat of engineering at the time. The bridge spans the Avon Gorge and is a thousand feet long – it really is magnificent to behold.



The Underground Vault Tours offer a chance to explore the vaults that support the bridge and to discover the history of the bridge and its construction. The tours are led by knowledgeable guides who will take you on a journey through time and share the fascinating stories behind the bridge's design and construction – making this both an opportunity to learn and a fascinating sight to see.


The tickets for the first round of the Underground Vault Tours go on sale on Wednesday. If you’re interested, subscribe to the Suspension Bridge's mailing list - that way, you can be the first to know about each round of tours and have a chance to secure your place. The tours are always popular, so be quick and don't miss out!

UPDATE: The tickets are now live! Get yours here.

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Patrick Bate

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