Clifton is one of the oldest and most affluent areas of the city.
The furthest reaches of Clifton are within a 15 minute walk to the University. The area retains a villagey feel with lots of small shops, boutiques, pubs and bars and at least eight coffee shops at the last count.
Most of the properties are Georgian, built for merchants fleeing the city centre. Ten minutes walk in one direction takes you across the Suspension Bridge to Leigh Woods and Ashton Court and in the other direction takes you to Whiteladies Road, while the Harbourside, Cabot Circus and the city centre are a short bus ride away.
All this makes Clifton a very popular but very expensive area. Another downside is the number of cars making it congested and very hard to park. As you’ll be close to everything we strongly urge you not to bring a car.
What they say
Clifton is a great place to live. It is generally expensive but there are good flats at reasonable prices to be found. It’s really near the Corrie Tap pub which is always a bonus! It’s very safe, but as always, you should be careful. It’s close to the University and to the Union and it isn’t far from the centre of town.