At just under an hour's walk from Bristol Temple Meads and through Bristols historic street, the Clifton Observatory is well worth the stroll.

Perched on top of the hill Clifton Observatory boasts impressive views of the Clifton Suspension bridge, the River Avon, and the City of Bristol from its unique viewing platform. Clifton Observatory was established in 1766 and is one of the great, iconic landmarks Bristol has to offer. Once you have taken in the breathtaking views why not explore the history of Clifton Observatory, discover the Giants Cave, and marvel at the amazing engineering work of the Camera Obscura.

If you don't fancy the walk from Bristol City Centre there is a good bus service running directly from the station. Look out for bus numbers 8 or 9 which run every 15 minutes during the day.

For more information about Clifton Observatory visit their website.

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to Portsmouth HarbourGreat Western Railway16:2312Late
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