"Avon Gorge" Clifton and Durdham Downs Tip by Sjalen

Clifton and Durdham Downs, Bristol: 4 reviews and 4 photos


The Avon Gorge starting at Clifton reminded me of the Rhine Gorge in Germany but in a smaller format. There is even the road and railway built in the same way as there. You can walk in the observatory park as mentioned above, but also go much further to study the unique flora of the gorge. There are information signs here and there, telling you what you see, but also the problems the gorge face today with invading plants from elsewhere and such. If you are a rock climber, you can also climb some of the steep cliffs but for that, you'd better ask the tourist information as I don't know which ones you are allowed to climb.

Address: The Downs, Stoke Road, Durdham Down, Bristol BS9 1PG
Directions: Seen from Clifton Suspension Bridge
Phone: +00 44 (0)117 922 3719
Website: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/leisure-and-culture/downs

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 4, 2006
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