Saved from near destruction in 1998, Clevedon Pier - once a staging point for the steamships to and from South Wales - has been painstakingly restored to its former glory and can live up to Sir John Betjeman's description of it as ‘the most beautiful pier in England’.
Located in the Victorian seaside town of Clevedon, a visit to the Grade 1* listed pier offers visitors the chance to discover its fascinating history through state-of-the-art hands-on exhibitions. It's also possible to fish from the pier, take boat trips and dine at award-winning restaurant, Tiffin at the Pier, which offers spectacular views across the Severn Estuary to Wales.
In 2019 Clevedon Pier will celebrate its 150th Birthday, with lots of special events planned throughout the year.
Did you know?
Clevedon Pier is built with discarded railway lines from the great engineer Brunel’s broad-gauge South Wales Railway. They may not have been successfully used as a railway line, but did make superbly slender and strong supports for the pier.