Clevedon

Clevedon has a population of over 21,000 and is located close to Junction 20 of the M5 motorway. Bristol city centre is situated approximately 13 miles to the east, and is easily accessible.

view over Clevedon showing coastline

Clevedon is situated on the Bristol Channel coast, offering coastal walks along its pebbled shoreline. Poet’s Walk, named after the poets associated with Clevedon, starts near the marine lake and goes up into woodland before reaching the low cliffs with views across the channel. The town also features Victorian architecture and one of the finest piers in the country.

Clevedon is also well situated for business, with easy access to both the M5 and M4. The main business and trading estates are Hither Green Trading Estate, Tweed Road Industrial Area, 5C Business Centre and Kenn Road Business Park. In addition, approximately eight hectares on Kenn Road has been allocated for commercial development.

O’LearyGoss Architects are set to transform a derelict 19th Century former bakery, hotel, pub and restaurant in Clevedon into luxury apartments and shops. The Regent in the town’s Victorian conservation area on Hill Road is to return to its former glory with work due to start on the £5.2M development in February 2014. For more details visit our news item (7 January 2014).

Leisure facilities and attractions

  • Curzon Community Cinema originally opened in 1912 and has been showing films ever since. The Curzon is now a community cinema that shows the latest blockbusters as well as independent and foreign language films. There are also plans for a Loungers cafe bar. Visit our news item (20 August 2014) for more details.
  • Clevedon Court is a fourteenth century Manor House now owned by the National Trust.
  • Clevedon Craft Centre is housed in the outbuildings of a 17th century farm, providing the opportunity to purchase a variety local arts and crafts.
  • Clevedon Pier is a restored Grade I listed pier completed in 1869. The pier is open to those who want to take a walk and admire the views. You can also enjoy fishing from the pier, and hold special events. Investments include: £720,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and £750,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund which will enable exciting improvement projects to get underway. Visit our news item (11 August 2014) for more details.  The Pier has recently announced it is hoping to launch a Community Share Scheme to help them raise the last 10% of funding needed to build the Visitor Centre.  Visit our news item (12 September 2014).
  • Strode Leisure Centre includes a 25 metre swimming pool, an indoor sports hall and outdoor football pitch, a crèche, gym, and a range of exercise classes.

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