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Let’s get the train to… Clifton, Bristol

10AM Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura and Cave

Sitting up high and offering superb views from above the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura and Cave boasts one of only two camera obscuras still open to the public in England. It projects a panoramic view of the surrounding area onto a white surface inside a darkened room. There’s also Ghyston’s Cave to explore.

11AM Cindy Jane 

Full of ladies’ accessories, Cindy Jane is the perfect place to find that special something for yourself or a loved one. Not only are their items sourced from all over the world, but many of them are also fairtrade. From jewellery to fascinators and perfume bottles, you’re sure to spot something unique.

1PM Primrose Café 

From a quick morning coffee to a delicious three-course meal, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes at Primrose Café. Opened  in 1993, the café has quickly become one of Clifton’s busiest eateries. Sourcing all of its produce locally and making almost everything fresh on the premises, Primrose Café is well worth a visit.

2PM Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery 

Boasting a large collection of everything from natural history to archaeology, this is the place to visit for an educational day out. Younger visitors can explore the exciting activities on offer in the under sevens’ Curiosity Gallery, while there are also lots of interesting spectacles for the adults to take in too, including some artworks from secretive graffiti guru Banksy.

4PM Clifton Suspension Bridge 

You can’t leave Clifton without visiting its famous suspension bridge. Opened in 1864, it has become a symbol of the city of Bristol and attracts visitors from all  over the world. Amazingly, the bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel when he was just 24 years old.