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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.

 

    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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    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 Minehead]
    Board MV Balmoral to sail across the Channel to Penarth and then back to the quaint town of Watchet. Enjoy a trip on the the magnificent West Somerset Railway to Minehead. Inclusive coach return from Minehead to Clevedon on return.
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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 & 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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    Lundy Island & Annual Church Service
    Seize the opportunity for this rare sailing right down the Bristol Channel to the enchanting island of Lundy for time ashore, enjoying spectacular views of the Somerset and Devon coastlines on the way.

    This trip ties in with the very special annual Lundy Church Service. A church service has been arranged annually on Lundy by the coastal steamers Balmoral or Waverley for many years, bringing thousands of people from Wales, and up channel English piers & ports via Ilfracombe.

    Of course it is not compulsory to go to the church service; just going to enjoy the spirituality of Lundy itself is fine.
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    Cruise & explore: Ilfracombe
    Take the classic Bristol Channel excursion to the vibrant and historic North Devon town of Ilfracombe. While ashore, relax with a harbourside ice cream, afternoon tea or pique your curiosity at the Ilfracombe Museum & Aquarium.
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    Breakfast Cruise: River Avon & Clifton Suspension Bridge
    Wake up to a fantastic morning cruise down the glorious River Avon to Bristol. Cruise through the beautiful Avon Gorge & under Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge before returning. Full cooked breakfast available on board.
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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: Ilfracombe & Exmoor Coast
    Cruise down the River Severn to the North Devon resort of Ilfracombe. Stay on board to cruise the stunning Exmoor coastline from the sea as we sail past Combe Martin, Woody Bay, Lynton & Lynmouth, the Foreland Point & Lighthouse and along to Porlock Bay, returning by the same route. See the highest sea cliff in England and Wales, Great Hangman at 244m (800ft) plus the longest stretch of coastal woodland in England and Wales.
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    Cruise & explore: Portishead
    Join at elegant Clevedon Pier for a short sail of the River Severn to Portishead for two hours ashore.
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    Day Cruise: River Severn & Bridges
    Sail from Clevedon’s beautiful Victorian Pier to call at Portishead. Cruise through Walton Bay, past Nore Point & Lighthouse and the docks at Portbury and Avonmouth. Continue up the River Severn under the Old & New Severn Bridges. Subject to time and tidal conditions we may proceed a little way beyond Beachley towards Sharpness.
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    Cruise River Avon: Clifton Suspension Bridge calling at Bristol
    Join Balmoral at Clevedon’s stunning Victorian Pier to sail on one of our popular cruises through Walton Bay and up the River Avon, through the Avon Gorge and under the iconic Brunel Suspension Bridge to Bristol before retracing our route to Clevedon. Pre-booking strongly advised.
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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 & 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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