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Clifton Observatory
Litfield Place
Bristol, BS8 3LT

T: (0117) 974 1242

Venue Hire Enquiries: View Contact Form

General Enquiries:


Opening Hours 

360 Café and Rooftop Terrace Seating

Monday to Sunday

10:00am – 5:00pm


Monday to Sunday
April – October: 10:00am – 5:00pm
November – March: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Final entry 15 min before close

Please note that we are available for private hire, so the patio and rooftop terrace may be closed to the public on some dates. You are welcome to get in touch prior to arrival.


Frequently Asked Questions



Do you allow dogs?

Yes, dogs are welcome on the rooftop, in the café and the tower, but not in the cave.

Is the Observatory wheelchair accessible?

The café and patio is wheelchair accessible; however the rooftop terrace, Giant’s Cave and Museum are not. Additionally, the cave, accessed by 130 steep steps, is not suitable for children under 4, those with mobility issues, or people who suffer from claustrophobia.

Do you allow walk-ins?

We allow walk-ins for our attractions, the 360 café and the Rooftop Terrace.

How long are tickets valid for?

Tickets are single-use and are valid at any time of day during opening hours (10am – 5pm) for a year after purchase.

How can I hire your venue for my event?

You can contact us about hiring Clifton Observatory using the form below, which can also be used for more information and general enquiries.

Where can I park?

Clifton Observatory doesn’t have designated parking, however there is meter parking on the streets nearby, notably Clifton Down Road and Observatory Road. We are approximately a 5-minute walk from the bus stop on Observatory Road where the number 8 bus to Temple Meads rail station stops, and a 20-minute walk from Clifton Down rail station.


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If you have questions or comments, please get in contact in whichever way is most convenient. Ask away, there is no reasonable question that our team cannot answer!