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Clevedon

Clevedon is a charming Victorian seaside town overlooking the beautiful Severn Estuary. Popular features include Clevedon Pier, the sea front with pebbled beaches and a marine lake, ornamental gardens and a Victorian bandstand all within a 10 minute walk of each other.

Next to the Marine Lake is the Salthouse Field with a light railway running around the perimeter and a nearby mini-golf centre making it an attractive destination for families and young children.

The town is also home to the Curzon cinema which is the oldest purpose built cinema in the world Still showing films in Art Deco splendour. Hill Road offers a selection of unique and quirky independent shops for an afternoon of tea and browsing just a 10 minute walk from the Pier.

The Triangle, centred around a Victorian Clock Tower in the centre of Clevedon offers well known shopping chains and supermarkets. Plenty to see and do for time ashore!

View map of the departure point

Sailing from: Clevedon Pier, The Beach, Clevedon, North Somerset [Pier length 0.2 miles]

Postcode:
BS21 7QU

Access:
 By road - M5 Junction 20 / B3133. Follow signs to seafront.

Car parking: Limited parking along seafront road (free of charge) and on-street parking along residential roads behind the seafront.

Public transport: Yatton Railway Station (5 miles) or Nailsea & Backwell Railway Station (6 miles). Limited bus services to Clevedon from Yatton, Nailsea and Congresbury.

Local bus stop: Elton Road, Clevedon. Frequent X6 bus service linking Clevedon to Bristol. X5 Bus service linking Weston-super-Mare and Portishead to Clevedon.

Please use
http://www.travelinesw.com/ to plan your journey.

Additional local information: Clevedon Pier Tel: 01275 878846

* Special notice: Depending on the state of the tide, gaining access to MV Balmoral may involve negotiating several flights of stairs and may not be suitable for disabled passengers. Please contact us on 0117 325 6200 before booking.

 

    Music cruise: River Severn & Bridges
    The classic evening Showboat cruise! Cruise up & under the two bridges spanning the River Severn, taking in their impressive structures plus far reaching views of Wales and North Somerset as a live band plays in the Britannia Lounge. Relax on deck, with a drink in the bar or have a meal in our restaurant.

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    Cruise & explore: Penarth
    Join Balmoral at Clevedon’s stunning Victorian Pier for a sail across the Bristol Channel to Wales and time ashore at the seaside town of Penarth, with its beautifully restored Pier Pavilion and delightful gardens.

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    Penarth & coach for Welsh Mountain Tour/ Brecon Mountain Railway
    Join Balmoral at Clevedon’s stunning Victorian Pier for a sail across the Bristol Channel to Penarth. There you will join an inclusive coach, viewing the beautiful Brecon National Park and riding the Brecon Mountain Steam Railway, before returning to Penarth to take Balmoral back to Clevedon.
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    Cruise & explore: Ilfracombe
    Take the classic Bristol Channel excursion to the vibrant and historic North Devon town of Ilfracombe. Sail to Penarth, past Lavernock Point, Sully Island and then across to the view the Exmoor Coast from Foreland Point & Lighthouse before docking at Ilfracombe. While ashore, relax with a harbourside ice cream, afternoon tea or pique your curiosity at the Ilfracombe Museum & Aquarium.

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    Day Cruise: Devon Coast to off Clovelly & Hartland Point
    From Clevedon, cross the Bristol Channel to call at Penarth before sailing past Lavernock Point, Sully Island and across to reach Ilfracombe's busy harbour. Stay on board to cruise past Lee Bay, Bull Point & Lighthouse and Morte Point. Continue through Bideford Bay to view Clovelly and Hartland Point & Lighthouse before returning. Enjoy the great views of North Devon’s Atlantic coast!

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    Cruise & explore: Penarth
    Join Balmoral at Clevedon’s stunning Victorian Pier for a sail across the Bristol Channel to Wales and time ashore at the seaside town of Penarth, with its beautifully restored Pier Pavilion and delightful gardens.

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    Cruise & explore: Ilfracombe
    Take the classic Bristol Channel excursion to the vibrant and historic North Devon town of Ilfracombe. Sail to Penarth, past Lavernock Point, Sully Island and then across to the view the Exmoor Coast from Foreland Point & Lighthouse before docking at Ilfracombe. While ashore, relax with a harbourside ice cream, afternoon tea or pique your curiosity at the Ilfracombe Museum & Aquarium.

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    Cruise & explore: Lundy Island
    One of the highlights from our programme! Sail across the Bristol Channel to Penarth before continuing down to Ilfracombe, enjoying the stunning coastal scenery along the North Devon coast. Carry straight on to the enchanting island of Lundy for time ashore. Climb the steep island paths for breath-taking views & enjoy a drink in the island’s only Marisco Tavern.

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    Cruise River Severn & Bridges calling at Lydney & Sharpness
    Sail up through Walton Bay, past Nore Point & Lighthouse and the docks at Avonmouth. Continue up the River Severn, under the Old & New Severn Bridges to call at Lydney before returning. A great morning cruise, don't forget you can get a full cooked breakfast on board!

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    Cruise Holm Islands & Welsh Heritage Coast
    Sail from Clevedon’s beautiful Victorian Pier out into the Bristol Channel to circumnavigate the mysterious Flatholm and Steepholm Islands before returning to Clevedon. Learn about their different histories with the on board commentary. As time permits, we sail down some of the Welsh Heritage Coast before returning.

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    Cruise & explore: Watchet
    Sail to Penarth before cruising back across the Bristol Channel to dock at Watchet. Visit this pretty quayside town with independent shops, great ice cream, beaches & rock pools galore.

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    Watchet & West Somerset Railway [coach return from Bishop's Lydeard]
    Board MV Balmoral to sail to Penarth and then along the Somerset Coast to the quaint town of Watchet. Then enjoy a trip on the longest Steam Heritage Railway in the UK, the magnificent West Somerset Railway all the way to Bishop's Lydeard. Inclusive coach return from Bishop's Lydeard to Clevedon on return.

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    Day Cruise: Watchet & Somerset Coast
    Join Balmoral at Clevedon Pier for a trip across the Bristol Channel to Penarth and then back to the small harbour of Watchet. Stay on board for a delightful lunchtime cruise along the Somerset Coast before returning to Watchet and then home. Relax on deck and enjoy the views or sample the fare in the Britannia Lounge and Dining Saloon.

      
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    Cruise 3 Rivers & 5 Bridges: Avon, Severn & Wye
    Cruise up the River Avon, through the Avon Gorge & under Brunel’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge on your way to and from Bristol. Sail under the Avonmouth M5 Bridge into the River Severn & under both Severn Bridges before squeezing under the motorway bridge to enter the River Wye. A classic afternoon cruise!
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    Cruise 2 Rivers & 4 Bridges: Avon & Severn
    Cruise up the River Avon, through the Avon Gorge & under Brunel’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge on your way to and from Bristol. Sail under the Avonmouth M5 Bridge into the River Severn & under both Severn Bridge, enjoying far-reaching views. A classic afternoon cruise!

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    Cruise River Severn & Bridges calling at Lydney
    Sail up through Walton Bay, past Nore Point & Lighthouse and the docks at Avonmouth. Continue up the River Severn, under the Old & New Severn Bridges to call at Lydney before returning. A great early cruise, don't forget you can get a full cooked breakfast and lunch on board!
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    Cruise Holm Islands & Welsh Heritage Coast
    Sail from Clevedon’s beautiful Victorian Pier out into the Bristol Channel to circumnavigate the mysterious Flatholm and Steepholm Islands before returning to Clevedon. Learn about their different histories with the on board commentary. As time permits, we sail down some of the Welsh Heritage Coast before returning.
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    Cruise 2 Rivers & 4 Bridges: Avon & Severn
    Cruise up the River Avon, through the Avon Gorge & under Brunel’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge on your way to and from Bristol. Sail under the Avonmouth M5 Bridge into the River Severn & under both Severn Bridges, enjoying far-reaching views. A classic afternoon cruise!
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    Cruise River Usk, Transporter Bridge & Holm Islands
    Cruise across the Bristol Channel & around the mysterious Holm Islands plus up the River Usk to view the fascinating Newport Transporter Bridge. Do not miss the chance to see one of the few remaining bridges of this type which is still in use today!
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    Cruise 3 Rivers & 5 Bridges: Avon, Severn & Wye
    Cruise up the River Avon, through the Avon Gorge & under Brunel’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge on your way to and from Bristol. Sail under the Avonmouth M5 Bridge into the River Severn & under both Severn Bridges before squeezing under the motorway bridge to enter the River Wye. A classic afternoon cruise!
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