Visiting us

The Avon Gorge is an iconic landmark on the River Avon. Spanned by the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Gorge is flanked by Clifton and Durdham Downs on the Bristol side and Leigh Woods on the North Somerset side. To find out how to visit each of these locations, see below.

Clifton and Durdham Downs (known collectively as ‘ the Downs’) lie on the eastern side of the Gorge. They are easily accessible by bus, train, bike, on foot or by car.

Leigh Woods is situated on the edge of the Avon Gorge and is known to many as the stunning backdrop to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. We ask that visitors travel to Leigh Woods by public transport, bike or by foot when possible. For those who need to travel by car we kindly ask that you car share.

Photographs: Avon Gorge (© Phil Jearey), Buttercups on the Downs (© Simon Muir), Bluebells in Leigh Woods (© Forestry England).