Clifton Observatory

Panoramic Bristol Views

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The Clifton Observatory is a unique, intimate venue that’s ideal for creating special moments and memorable occasions. With indoor and outdoor space available to hire, including the striking rooftop terrace and the William West room, Clifton Observatory is a versatile venue that can be adapted for any event.
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Rooftop Terrace

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Standing

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Banqueting

Amaze your guests with the magnificent view from the rooftop terrace, overlooking the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Avon Gorge, and the surrounding Bristol areas. The rooftop terrace is available for private hire during the summer months and is an iconic setting to mark those special occasions.

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The William West Room

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Banqueting

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Classroom

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Theatre

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Standing

Our recently renovated William West room oozes style and class to compliment any event. Guests are surrounded by striking deco and stunning fittings including a chandelier, a built-in DJ booth, and bar area. Other features include a welcome reception area, WiFi, and fully installed AV including a projector, PA system, microphones, and Sonos sound system.

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The Tower

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Standing

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Sitting

For those looking to host intimate gatherings, our Observatory Tower offers the perfect setting, with 360 views across the Bristol landscape.  Our tower has three levels, each with a unique displays detailing the history of the Observatory. Level three boasts our Camera Obscura, one of just a few of its kind in the country.

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Giant's Cave

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Standing

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Sitting

The Giant’s Cave is without a doubt one of the most unique spaces in Bristol available for hire. Guests are invited to climb down the 130 steps to reach our viewing platform overlooking the Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge. The cave is available to hire for small intimate events and special occasions.