Clevedon’s holiday rental properties in grand Victorian houses overlooking the coast offer visitors some delightful views across The Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast. The seafront of this largely Victorian Somerset seaside town stretches for half a mile and features a prestigious and lovingly restored ornamental pier, gardens, bowling greens and tennis courts along with other amusements. The Salthouse Field nearby is a popular play area for children, and has a small railway that runs the perimeter. Donkey rides are also offered in the field during the summer months. Clevedon’s coastal walk offers stunning Channel views which have inspired Somerset’s great poets and writers hence being known as Poet’s Walk.
Clevedon Pier is recognised as one of the finest Victorian Piers in the country and is Grade 1 listed. The pier pavilion sits at the far end, is where you can enjoy a cream tea and absorb the spectacular views of the Welsh coast. For a rainy day, you can also the independent Curzon Community Cinema and enjoy a film in the oldest continually running purpose-built cinema in the world, The cinema’s unique architecture and interior design exudes a bygone-era of charm. For meals out, Clevedon’s wide variety of restaurants delivers quality food that will satisfy any foodie. In particular, there are several Italian restaurants along the front such as Il Giardino, recognized by locals as some of the finest in the this corner of North Somerset.
Clevedon Craft Centre sits on the outskirts of the town, and contains a group of studios and workshops house in the outbuildings of a 17th century Somerset farm. Each outbuilding contains a different artist, from floral art to ceramic designs, and are all happy to talk to visitors or create unique gifts and commissioned work. Apart from the studios, there are also several outbuildings converted to a countryside museum, restaurant and tearoom, making the craft centre ideal for a daytrip.
Clevedon Court is one of the oldest manor houses in England dating back to the 14th century. The house is now owned by the National Trust and is open to the public on certain days of the week. There is striking display of Eltonware pottery made by the former owners and a fascinating collection of glass ornaments.
Weston-super-Mare is just a 15-minute drive from Clevedon and is always a popular choice, with a delightful sandy beach and grand pier with rides and other seaside attractions; including Weston-super-Mare’s famous donkeys. The city of Bristol is also only a 30-minute drive away, offering a huge amount of things to do, such as visiting Bristol Zoo, watching some theatre, the restored docks now home for Brunel’s SS Great Britain and the nearby Science Centre.