Welcome to beautiful Georgian Clifton. See the imposing Assembly Rooms with past Royal connections, classic terraces and pleasure gardens. Enjoy astonishing views of the Avon Gorge and search for the legendary Giant Vincent, if you dare! Discover the secrets of the steep Rocks Railway. Hear about many remarkable past residents and enjoy exploring today's lively Clifton Village.
Explore Bristol on Foot: Clifton is a walking tour that takes in Clifton's great mansions built by Bristol's wealthy eighteenth century merchants who lived there in order to escape the noise, dirt (and smells) of Bristol's then tidal harbour. ﾠ
This guide will lead you to many well-known features including the stunning Avon Gorge and VictorianﾠBrunel's world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. You can visit an historic and still-operating Camera Obscura; see the once-secretﾠ Rocks Railway; walk the Georgian terraces including beautiful Royal York Crescent; and discover the oldest building of all, now a pub, but once just the humble home of a cliff-top farmer.
This family-friendly book includes:
- A guided circular walk around Clifton
- Easy to follow map and instructions
- Over 100 colour images
- Fascinating fact and surprises