Clifton’s Origins & Architecture

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9:00 am Wed 1 May 2024
4:00 pm Fri 31 May 2024

Explore some of Clifton’s celebrated and lesser-known sites on a walking tour that traces the area’s development.

You’ll learn how the Hotwell Spa initially drove the hamlet’s growth, inspiring several spectacular Georgian buildings that look like they’re straight out of a Jane Austen novel.

You’ll see the Clifton Suspension Bridge, a funicular railway, and several impressive squares and terraces that were built when the area was further developed during Victorian times.

First get the free VoiceMap app and then download the Clifton’s Origins & Architecture tour, head to the start, plug in your headphones and let the app guide you around using your phone’s GPS.

This one-hour walk is shaped like a figure of eight, and can also be enjoyed as two shorter walks.

The route is 2 miles (3 kilometres) long and involves some hills, steps and road crossings.

Starting Point

Corner of Regent Street and Princess Victoria Street, BS8 4HR

Contact Email
Contact Name
James Simmonds
Booking Email
Link to Walk
2 miles
Event facilities

Accessible by public transport, Accessible toilets, Dogs on leads welcome, Family friendly, Frequent rest stops, Refreshments available to purchase, Toilets, Walk/event repeated during the festival

Booking Required
Walk Grade
Moderate – more challenging slopes and the ground maybe varied, may include steps and stiles. Walking at a moderate pace

Walk organiser

Tue 5 March 2024
Last Updated
Tue 5 March 2024