The Avon Gorge, Bristol, UK. A 2.5 kilometre (1.5 miles) long gorge stretches throughout the limestone ridge in beautiful Bristol. The Avon River runs along and Leigh Woods cover the slopes, creating a magnificent panoramic view along with the city, lying below. At the bridge it reaches 90 m (300 ft) depth.
The gorge is the reason of changeable weather in the city: in fact, one neighborhood can experience rain, while sun will be shining in another at the same time. Clifton Suspension Bridge – the most famous architectural landmark here – stretches across the gorge, adding extra beauty to the scenery.
Why to go there?
This is a must see once in Bristol. The gorge provides some truly picturesque views to the city, however quite impressive on its own as well.
When to go there?
All year round – the weather is mild all through the year in Bristol.
How to get there?
You can quickly get there on foot, since nothing is too far away in Bristol. The most impressive views to the gorge open from Clifton and the Downs neighborhoods. If you are not willing to walk, you can catch a bus – those are running all across the city.
Lead photo by Sigita San