Clifton and Durdham downs

Parks & Walks


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age






Clifton and Durdham downs are together known as the downs. They are situated within Clifton and run alongside the River Avon. The downs shows off the picturesque sights of Bristol and offers great views of the suspension bridge with plenty of viewing points for photos. 

There is a park by the bridge which includes climbing frame, swings and slides. Behind the bushes of the park are some smooth angled stones which are used by the locals to slide down. The downs also offer an observatory and caves which can be entered for a small fee. Adults are £4 for both caves and observatory or £2.50 each for caves and observatory. Children (under 14) £2.50 for both caves and observatory or £1.50 each for the caves and observatory. Pricings can be found at

There is a small café located within the centre of the downs which sell sandwiches, hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks. There are also some toilets here. 

There are plenty of benches and bins around the downs so feel free to take a seat and soak up the views. The huge space means it is great for any activity. The downs is close to the Bristol zoo which is great to entertain the kids. 

Open hours

MondayOpen 24 Hours
TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
FridayOpen 24 Hours
SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
SundayOpen 24 Hours

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