"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Clevedon

Clevedon is a town and civil parish in the unitary authority of North Somerset, which covers part of the ceremonial county of Somerset, England. The town has a population of 21,281 according to the United Kingdom Census 2011.

The town is situated amongst a group of small hills alongside the River Severn estuary, including Church Hill, Wain's Hill (which is topped by the remains of an Iron Age hill fort), Dial Hill, Strawberry Hill, Castle Hill, Hangstone Hill and Court Hill which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Clevedon was mentioned in the Domesday Book but did not really grow until the Victorian era when Clevedon became a popular seaside town. It was served by a short branch line from the main railway at Yatton, between 1847 and 1966. Another railway also served the town, the Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Light Railway, which opened in 1897 and closed in 1940.

The seafront includes ornamental gardens, a Victorian bandstand, and other visitor attractions. The Salthouse Field has a light railway running round the perimeter and is used for donkey rides during the summer. The shore is a mixture of pebbled beaches and low rocky cliffs, with the old harbour being at the western edge of the town at the mouth of the Land Yeo. The rocky beach has been designated as the Clevedon Shore geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. Clevedon Pier was opened in 1869, one of the earliest examples of a Victorian pier still in existence in the United Kingdom. On October 17, 1970, the two outward spans collapsed when the seventh set of legs from the shore failed during a routine insurance load test. After a protracted series of considerations a trust was formed and the pier including the terminal buildings were thoroughly restored and opened on May 27, 1989, when the Waverley paddle steamer berthed and took on passengers. Other landmarks include Walton Castle, Clevedon Court the Clevedon clock tower and the Curzon cinema. Clevedon has a certain amount of light industry, mainly in industrial estates including Hither Green Trading Estate near the M5 motorway junction, and it is also a dormitory town for Bristol. The town is also home to a range of educational, religious and cultural buildings and sporting clubs.

Local authority: North Somerset Council

OS Grid Reference: ST407713

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Things to see and do in and around Clevedon

  • Clevedon Story Heritage Centre
  • Clevedon Pier
  • Historic Pleasure Steamer MV Balmoral
  • North Somerset Butterfly House
  • Noahs Ark Zoo Farm
  • The Play Port at Portishead
  • Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
  • Portishead Open Air Pool
  • Portishead Lake Grounds
  • Puxton Park

Tourist Information

Clevedon
Visitor Information Centre
Clevedon Library
37 Old Church Road
Somerset
England
BS21 6NN

Phone 01934 426 020
Email clevedon.library@n-somerset.gov.uk
http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/

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Forecast for Wednesday 23 August

06:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 6mph.
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Pressure 1012
Humidity 97%
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09:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
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Pressure 1014
Humidity 80%
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12:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 17°C
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Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
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Pressure 1015
Humidity 75%
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15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
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Pressure 1015
Humidity 72%
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18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
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Pressure 1015
Humidity 77%
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21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
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Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
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Pressure 1016
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
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