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Cliff-top walks, independent shopping and traditional holiday favourites have made Clevedon famous for decades as a serene seaside escape.
Clevedon in Somerset is a beautiful Victorian seaside town overlooking the Severn Estuary.
What to do in Clevedon
Jutting out beyond the Victorian town and pebbled beach elegantly sits Clevedon Pier, the only Grade 1 listed pier in England. Almost 150 years old, it used to receive paddle steamer passengers from Devon and Wales and now features a shop, award-winning restaurant and visitor centre as well as holding a host of events throughout the year.
Whether you choose to take a stroll along the promenade whilst tucking into fish and chips or diving into Marine Lake for a swim, Clevedon is a beautiful spot in every season. Opened in 1929, the Marine Lake is now a training location for long distance swimmers, a safe swimming spot for children and a great place for watersports and crabbing.
Next to the Marine Lake you’ll find the Salthouse Field with a miniature railway, a nearby mini-golf centre and plenty of family-themed activities taking place over the summer months. Walkers are spoilt for choice with numerous routes on offer: retrace the steps of famous poets such as Tennyson and Coleridge on the clifftop Poets’ Walk, a great place to reimagine history and take in picture-postcard views.
Clevedon’s charming scenery can be appreciated from an assortment of cafés and restaurants next to Clevedon Pier. Nearby you’ll find Hill Road, offering a range of local independent shops, The Triangle, home to high street brands, and the monthly Clevedon Sunday Market, where you’ll grab a great bargain.
Step back in time by visiting the Curzon Clevedon Cinema, the oldest purpose-built cinema in the world still in working order. The nearby 14th-century manor house, Clevedon Court, has an astonishing medieval core, stunning listed gardens and Eltonware pottery and Nailsea glass on display. This National Trust manor is available to visit between April-September.
The town, by Junction 20 of the M5, is just 13 miles from Bristol and 10 miles from Weston-Super-Mare with good public bus links to both major towns.
How to get to Clevedon
By car: Clevedon is located just off the M5. Exit the motorway at Junction 20 and follow the signs towards the town centre.
By train and bus: Bus connections from Bristol Temple Meads train station take you to Bristol Bus Station, where further connections run direct to Clevedon throughout the day.
By air: Bus services regularly run between Clevedon and Bristol Airport, which is 10 miles away.
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