Clifton Suspension Bridge Underground Lantern Tour

1 hr
(30)

This is a fully guided tour of the Clifton Suspension Bridge Underground Vaults, using Victorian-style lanterns to explore the space.

Experience the Clifton Suspension Bridge vaults like never before with our immersive Lantern Tour.

Guided by the flickering light of your lantern, you’ll reveal the secrets of this architectural marvel. Our knowledgeable guides will transport you to the era of the bridge’s construction, where you can imagine yourself in the boots of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the labourers who made this engineering feat a reality.

Whether an engineering enthusiast or simply curious about the stories hidden within these historic vaults, our Lantern Tour promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Important information:

  • Tours are suitable for age 12+ and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour is unsuitable for those uncomfortable in low lighting or moving over uneven surfaces.
  • There is a minimum height limit of 1.2m
  • All members of the group must be physically capable of climbing a vertical ladder and passing through a low corridor
  • You will not be allowed to join the tour in heels or open-toed shoes. Wear sturdy shoes with good grip such as hiking boots or trainers and ensure you have two hands free to climb the ladder.

Age restrictions: 12+

Adult (General Admission) £17

Available dates

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What people are saying

★★★★★
Petra Woods
Jul 2024

Very informative

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Paul Fagan
Jul 2024

Pretty fascinating stuff, excellent guide, and who doesn't love a good vault? Really enjoyed it!

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James Lucking
Jul 2024

This was a really informative and interesting tour of the vaults underneath the suspension bridge...

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Michelle Hazelwood
Jul 2024

Fabulous experience, our host Laura was exceptional! So knowledgeable, caring and fun. Would reco...

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How to get there

Facilities

  • Adult changing
  • Baby changing
  • Experience takes place outdoors
  • Toilets

On the day

  • This tour takes place in low light and over uneven surfaces
  • All attendees must be physically capable of climbing a vertical ladder and passing through a low corridor
  • There is a minimum height limit of 1.2m
  • Tours are suitable for ages 12+ and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • You will not be allowed to join the tour in heels or open-toed shoes. Wear sturdy shoes with good grip, such as hiking boots or trainers and ensure you have two hands free to climb the ladder.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 2 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 2 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

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Clifton Supension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge is an icon of human ingenuity, British engineering and Bristolian identity. The Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust is a not-for-profit charity that acts as a custodian for this iconic landmark. Their mission is to converse and maintain the bridge to the highest possible standards. Join them in celebrating this unique cultural site and source of inspiration.

With the help of dedicated volunteers, uncover the history behind this unique iron chain suspension bridge - now one of Europe's few remaining - in one of the Trust's historical tours. Enrich your understanding and appreciation for this site.

Clifton Suspension Bridge's multi award-winning free-entry Visitor Centre attracts 80,000 visitors each year. Sharing the story of the ‘ornament of Bristol’, unravelling the lost techniques and engineering secrets used to construct this bridge in an engaging way.

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