An iconic Bristol attraction and venue

Discover unbeatable views

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.

 

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The Giants of Bristol

A magical story of giants at play, in the city of Bristol they frolic all day.

Have a peek and take a look, inside our little book.

Video credit: Keith Rodgerson, www.keithrodgerson.com

 

SPRING / SUMMER OPENING TIMES

10am – 5pm – Monday to Sunday – 7 days a week

LATEST NEWS

Clifton Observatory on Escape to the Country

          Back in August 2016 Escape To The Country filmed at Clifton Observatory and you can catch the episode on BBC One at 3pm tomorrow, followed by BBC iPlayer. We look forward to seeing the final footage!... read more

The Giants of Bristol New Book

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“A magical story of giants at play, in the city of Bristol they frolic all day. Have a peek and take a look, at the mischief they cause inside out little book…” Have you ever wondered why there is a cave under the Observatory? Or what the Camera Obscura is used for?

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Camera Obscura Day!

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In celebration of Aristotle’s 2400th birthday, come and take part in a day of fun with cameras. Come along to the Clifton Observatory on the Downs from 1pm till 4pm on Sunday 1st May (bank holiday weekend) where pinhole photographer Justin Quinnell will be showing you how the world should be seen – upside down!

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