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Family Friendly Vaults Visit - Clifton Suspension Bridge

Available to 26 October 2023

Book now from £15.00 per adult

Vaults Visits are a great opportunity to explore Clifton Suspension Bridge's underground chambers.


1 Hour


The new Vaults Visits are a family-friendly way to explore inside the Leigh Woods Vaults, built by famous Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and rediscovered twenty years ago. Put on your hard hat, climb down the ladder and follow a sensory map as you explore the largest and most significant of the twelve stone vaults – an impressive underground echo chamber 11 metres high and festooned in stalactites.

Safety Information

Please ensure that all members of your group are aware of the following restrictions. For safety reasons, they may not be able to allow members of your party to access the vaults if they have not complied with the following:

• Tours are suitable for age 7+ and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. For school and youth groups we’d recommend a ratio of 1:5, but if you’re planning a friends and family trip parents/guardians should be responsible for the safety of their own children. Ideally a ratio of 1 adult to every 2 children is preferred

• There is a minimum height limit of 1.2m

• Please wear sturdy shoes with good grip such as hiking boots or trainers. You will not be allowed to join the tour in heels or open-toed shoes

• This tour includes climbing a vertical ladder and passing through a low corridor. Please ensure that you are physically capable of doing so

• Please ensure that any camera, phone, or device you bring will fit in your pocket or bag so that you have two hands free to climb the ladder

• Only small rucksack type bags worn over both shoulders or bags with cross-body straps will be permitted inside the vaults. Large bags, handbags, umbrellas and so on can be stored securely at the Visitor Centre during your tour

• Be aware that the vaults can be wet and/or muddy inside, particularly after heavy rain. Please wear suitable clothing and ensure that cameras or mobile phones are protected from the calcite saturated water which may fall from the ceiling

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