Adventures around Bristolwith PlusBus

Buy rail tickets
book trains

With its steep and colourful terraces, its many museums and galleries, and its famous suspension bridge, Bristol is packed with great places to visit. A PlusBus ticket, valid for the whole day on unlimited buses can take you to estuary views and woodland zoos, waterside bars and flowering parks.

  • County: with PlusBus
  • Great for: animals | architecture | art | boat rides | culture | good cafés | wildlife |
  • Refreshments: lots of fabulous restaurants, pubs and cafes
  • Please note: researched/updated in December 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch: features@goodjourney.org.uk
  1. 3. Clifton Suspension Bridge

    The Clifton Suspension Bridge was created by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1835. It is open all day every day, charges £1 for cars, and is free for pedestrians.

    • There is a smart Visitor Centre on the far side, which tells you about the building and history of this famous structure. From Clifton Village, you can walk across the bridge, with its mind-blowing views, to reach the Visitor Centre. Chapter and Holmes coffee shop is next door.
    • To get to Clifton, take bus 8 from Bristol Temple Meads station or from various points in the centre of the city (including outside the museum). It runs every ten minutes and takes less than half an hour to get to Clifton Village.
    • Afterwards, you could follow the River Avon Trail beside the water or take a stroll in the Leigh Woods, where there is a whole maze of paths, an iron age fort and a viewpoint overlooking the suspension bridge.
    • Back over in Clifton, there’s a huge range of refreshments from cafes, restaurants and pubs like the Cori Tap ciderhouse or the Clifton Sausage so you can refuel before you get back on the bus.