Set in a striking 18th-century windmill, Clifton Observatory features a viewing platform, a rare camera obscura and the cliff-side...
A natural cavern set beneath the Clifton Observatory and the camera obscura . The cave mouth is set into the side of the cliff,...
The grassy parks of Clifton Down and Durdham Down (often referred to as just the Downs) fan out from the Clifton Suspension Bridge and...
The well-heeled drinkers of Clifton make a beeline for this smart pub for a postwork pint. It also dishes up top-notch food, the likes...
Bristol's top choice for fish dishes rustles up everything from pan-fried sea bass with chorizo to succulent grilled whole lobster. The...
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Camera Obscura information
Bristol's camera obscura is one of only two in England open to the public, making a visit well worthwhile. The camera uses a convex lens and sloping mirror to project an image of the outside world on to a white surface inside a dark room. As with all cameras obscura , the images are best on bright days.
It's set inside Clifton Observatory , a striking 18th-century windmill complete with viewing platform. Together they offer incredible views of the suspension bridge, the plunging Avon Gorge and Bristol itself.
The site also features the Giant's Cave , which has an opening that looks out from the side of the cliff. It's all set in the grassy parks of Clifton Down (locally known as The Downs), which make a fine picnic spot.