Introduction

Clifton is one of the southwest's most prestigious neighbourhoods. Set on the edge of Bristol, it's far enough away to maintain a village atmosphere, but close enough to revel in the city's cosmopolitan feel. Victorian and Georgian terraces and swathes of grassland (the Downs) make it beautiful. The Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge make it dramatic. The spa facilities at the Bristol Lido add a touch of luxury. And one-off shops, intimate eateries, hip bars and snug pubs ensure there are plenty of diverting ways to occupy your time.