A small, traditional seaside resort, Clevedon existed as far back as the 11th century but came of age during the Victorian era when families from nearby Bristol sought the sea air. Its pier, opened in 1869, is one of the oldest in England. Visitors can take cruises across the Bristol Channel from here. The long seafront contains gardens, a lake and other genteel asides while a light railway carries tourists around Salthouse Fields. The ‘Curzon’ cinema is the oldest of its type in the world.
Clevedon tidal lake - Photo: