Leigh Woods Vaults: One Hour Excursion

Clifton Toll Booth, Clifton Suspension Bridge, BS8 3NA, Bristol

Leigh Woods Vaults: One Hour Excursion


Our one hour excursion into the Leigh Woods Vaults begins at our Visitor Centre where you’ll don a hard hat and high-vis jacket. After a short safety briefing, you’ll head out onto the bridge where you’ll hear about the discovery of Brunel’s forgotten chambers in 2002.
Then it’s time to climb down the ladder and take a look inside! You’ll visit two of the twelve chambers built by the famous engineer and his team almost 180 years ago. Our volunteer guides will point out some of the features of their construction and give you plenty of time to take photos before you return to the surface.
If you’d like to know more about the history of the bridge or the abutments, you’ll find plenty of information in the free exhibition inside our Visitor Centre.
Children are welcome, but as this excursion involves climbing a ladder, we ask that all children are accompanied by an adult.

Opening Hours

Selected dates and time from Easter to October. See website for details.


Adults £10, plus booking fee
Children under 18 £8, plus booking fee

Road Directions

Find directions and parking information at https://www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/visit/how-to-find-us

Public Transport Directions

Reach the bridge from the city centre on the No. 8 bus to Clifton Village.


Leigh Woods Vaults: One Hour Excursion
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