"Clifton Village" Top 5 Page for this destination Clifton and Durdham Downs Tip by diocletianvs

Clifton and Durdham Downs, Bristol: 6 reviews and 11 photos

  Clifton
by diocletianvs
 
  • Clifton - Bristol
      Clifton
    by diocletianvs
  • Clifton - Bristol
      Clifton
    by diocletianvs
  • Clifton - Bristol
      Clifton
    by diocletianvs
  • Clifton - Bristol
      Clifton
    by diocletianvs
  • Clifton Village - Bristol
 

Clifton Suspension Bridge is a must see attraction in Bristol, but I am not sure how many people know that Clifton itself is a must see. It was once a separate municipality from Bristol, one of the oldest and wealthiest areas of the city. Much of its wealth came from profits from tobacco and the slave trade. It was also known as a spa area but later this function was better developed in nearby Bath.

Walking around this hilly area you can enjoy the various housing typologies - from grand houses, to detached and semi-detached properties as well as terraces. Many times between the houses you can see a beautiful view of Bristol that lays downhill from Clifton.

As I was walking around a small squirrel popped from one garden to say hello to me and welcome me to this peaceful neighborhood. She even posed until I took a picture of her.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Aug 14, 2007
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse

Comments (1)

  • craic's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    my husband is wandering around bristol at the moment, i just wanted to see a few of the things he might be seeing

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 1 2 7
Forum Rank:
0 0 2 8 3

Have you been to Bristol?

  Share Your Travels