On my little walk around Clifton Suspension Bridge, I also found myself wandering around Clifton Observatory. If I'm not mistaken the building is actually for sale? I'm not sure, but unfortunately I could not get inside. The view on top of the cliff was amazing, and if it hadn't been so chilly I would have spent hours there.
So far I have been pleasantly surprised with England's winter. However, people keep telling me "it's been a mild winter, just wait a few weeks and it'll be really awful". I guess we'll just have to see!