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Clifton Observatory

Clifton Observatory
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Litfield Place, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 3LT
Adjacent to the stunning Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Clifton observatory finds itself in the midst of blissful pastures that stretch along the banks of River Avon. Originally built as a windmill, and later turned into a snuff mill, its internal features were damaged beyond repair by a fire that occurred in 1777. The mill was converted into an observatory by William West after more than 50 years of dormancy. It is equipped with a powerful rotating mirror known as the Camera Obscura that sits on its roof, reflecting a succession of panoramic views of the surrounding landscape onto a dish-shaped screen. The observatory's founder also dug a tunnel that ends at the mouth of Ghyston's cave. Creating a striking imagery with its 18th-century heritage and its interesting past, the Clifton Observatory promises a fascinating experience.
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