Established in 1766, this iconic landmark offers a unique viewing platform overlooking the Clifton Suspension bridge and the City of Bristol. We invite you to join us on an adventure and explore the history of Clifton Observatory, sneak into the Giants Cave, and marvel at the amazing engineering work of the Camera Obscura.
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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.
Autumn/ Winter OPENING TIMES
10am – 4pm – Monday to Sunday – 7 days a week
360 cafe – closed until next season
This summer, the Clifton Observatory partnered up with the amazing Grand Appeal charity to take part in the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail. That saw us welcome the ‘Wensleydale Kid’ to the Observatory, providing families from across the UK the opportunity to have their photo taken and enjoy the spectacular views of the city of Bristol.read more
As you may have heard, we’ve opened our doors as a wedding venue, but the great news is that you don’t need to tie the knot to host your event at the Clifton Observatory!
We are now open for all kinds of events. Whether you are looking to host a corporate or private party, we have plenty of adaptable options to suit your requirements.
If you happened to be enjoying a jog or a stroll across the Downs soon after sunrise yesterday morning, you will have spotted some familiar, but unexpected figures on our doorstep…read more
We are delighted to announce the Newly Renovated Clifton Observatory is now open for private hire from 2018. With its unique surroundings and breath-taking views over Bristol, the Clifton Observatory is the perfect location to host your wedding, dinner, reception or conference. With both indoor and outdoor space available to hire.