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Clifton Observatory
Litfield Place
Bristol, BS8 3LT

T: (0117) 974 1242

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

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.

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