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5 Great Places to See and Visit in Bristol, England

5. The Clifton Suspension Bridge

The Clifton Suspension Bridge

Floating high above the Avon Gorge and the River Avon, this is not an attraction for those afraid of heights! The bridge opened in 1864 and offered stunning views of the river and the surrounding parks and buildings. The bridge is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and manned.

In local folklore and myth, the first rope was carried over the gorge with a kite. But the most likely scenario was that hemp ropes were carried down the ravine and moved across the river by boat, then pulled to the other side. This was used to carry each link in the chain in the middle.