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Portishead

Portishead is a beautiful coastal town in North Somerset that overlooks the Severn Estuary and just five miles from the city of Bristol. 

Situated conveniently close to Bristol, this historical fishing port has stunning views of Wales on clear days. 

Portishead has plenty to offer including an outdoor swimming pool during summer, a popular lake ground by the water with a boating lake, café, play areas, cricket ground, football and hockey pitches.

The Victorian High Street is full of unique local shops as well as well-known supermarkets, perfect for an afternoon spent browsing. 

When looking for a place to relax, eat out or enjoy a glass of wine with friends, Portishead Marina is a modern development with a great variety of bars, restaurants and cafes situated with pleasant views of yachts and sailing boats.

The town is also surrounded by a great amount of scenic beauty for walkers including Gordano Valley Nature Reserve, Battery Point and the Clevedon Coast Path.

Portishead is well connected with regular bus links to Bristol centre and The Mall at Cribbs Causeway for all your shopping needs plus it is in close proximity to many local attractions including Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Oakham Treasures and the National Trust properties Tyntesfield and Clevedon Court.

It is very close to the M5 with easy access to the rest of Somerset and the South West.

Sport lovers can visit Parish Wharf Leisure centre, a sports complex with a swimming pool, leisure and play pools, indoor bowls, badminton courts, a gymnasium, a fun room for toddlers.

The town’s name became internationally known after Bristol based band ‘Portishead’ named themselves after the picturesque fishing port.

Many exciting events take place in Portishead throughout the year including the Portishead Carnival, Flower Show, Raft Race on the Lake Grounds.

Portishead is also famous for its beautiful Christmas lights and festive Victorian evening which happens in December.  

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