Monday, 4 June 2012

Clevedon


The town of Clevedon in North Somerset is situated between Weston-Super-Mare and Portishead on the Bristol Channel. This was once a very popular Victorian seaside resort.

The bandstand and the pier are good examples of remaining Victorian architecture. The origins of Clevedon can be traced back to Saxon times.

Of notable interest is Clevedon Court, home of the Elton family since 1709 and part of the National Trust. The Pier is quite impressive and dates back to 1869. The Pier suffered a period of decay from 1970 until 1989 when it was restored and re opened to the public. It is now a popular local attraction.
The steamers Waverley and Balmoral operate from Clevedon between May and October. The Waverley was launched in 1946 and is the world's last sea-going paddle steamer.

Clevedon is very close to, and easily accessible from, Junction 20 on the M5. It is often completely ignored by traffic heading south. This really is a worthwhile destination and warrants a visit.

Photos of Clevedon



 

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