Pictures of England Pictures of England
England Map

  Exploring beautiful England with pictures and history...


Sponsored Links

Latest Pictures Added

Pictures of Clevedon

in the county of Somerset

About Clevedon

Known for it's quiet charm and Regency elegance, Clevedon is a treasure trove of pure delight. Apart from its picturesque position at the mouth of the Bristol Channel, there remains many gracious Georgian and Victorian buildings from the town's "Hey-Day" when it was a fashionable resort for Georgian and Victorian tourists.

The Clevedon Court estate, this was built in the 14th-century for Sir John de Clevedon. At the turn of the 18th-century, the estate was sold to wealthy Bristol merchant Sir Abraham Elton who was instrumental in the gradual development of turning the town into the flourishing resort we enjoy today. The descendents of Sir Abraham still live at Clevedon Court, but the house now belongs to the National Trust, with the family managing it as a tourist attraction for the trust. Visitors will be interested in the magnificent collections on show of Nailsea Glass and Eltonware ceramics.

The peaceful countryside surrounding Clevedon drew attention from artists and literary figures, the novelist William Thackeray often stayed at Clevedon Court, and the poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Alfred, Lord Tennyson are known to have visited Clevedon. Lord Tennyson in his poem "In Memoriam" mentions St. Andrews Church.

A pier flanks a beach of mud and shingle which is backed by expanses of flat rocks. From Marine Parade a footpath known locally as Lover's Walk passes Ladye Bay, here steps lead down to a shoreline of shingle, above walkers can follow the cliffs to Portishead.

This attractive resort town offers visitors a quieter time than neighbouring Weston-super-Mare. There are several worthy options, beautiful countryside to explore, a quiet pleasant beach, Victorian pier and bandstand. During May and September there is the opportunity of enjoying a trip on a unique paddle steamer, this really is fun for the whole family. For those wishing to extend their visit so as to explore a little more of the delightful Somerset coast, there are comfortable hotels, friendly bed and breakfast establishments and splendid caravan parks

Pictures Add Facts Map Upload

Looking for a Clevedon photographer? see local Clevedon photographer services

Other nearby recommended towns & villages..


Cheddar (132 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction S of Clevedon)

Often called 'Englands Grand Canyon' Chedder Gorge was carved out by a river that now runs underground...

Looking down to the road.

Bristol (311 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Somerset

(12.5 miles, 20.2 km, direction E of Clevedon)

Bristol Zoo is not this great city's only claim to fame..

March Past

Cardiff (152 Pictures)

in the county of Glamorgan

(14.3 miles, 23.0 km, direction W of Clevedon)

Cardiff, vibrant capital city of Wales is located on the banks of the beautiful, meandering River Taff. It is an ancient city with an amazing history and strong maritime connections...

The Ring o Bells Pub, Wookey, Somerset

Wookey (5 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(17.5 miles, 28.1 km, direction SE of Clevedon)


Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset

Wells (135 Pictures)

in the county of Somerset

(18.5 miles, 29.7 km, direction SE of Clevedon)

Wells, situated at the foot of the picturesque mendip hills, is most certainly one of England's most delightful cathedral cities...

All towns in Somerset
Complete A to Z of towns in England

Nearby attractions..

Sunset, Birnbeck Pier,Weston-Super-Mare

Birnbeck Pier (1 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction SW)


View of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Clifton, Bristol, Somerset. Summer 2004

Clifton Suspension Bridge (39 Pictures)

(9.8 miles, 15.8 km, direction E)

Bristol's graceful Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It spans the Avon Gorge some 245ft above.....

Bristol - Cabot Tower

Cabot Tower, Bristol (8 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.3 km, direction E)

One of two towers dominating the Bristol skyline, and not far from Brunel's Suspension Bridge, Cabot tower stands 100ft high.....

The At-Bristol planetarium. Bristol

At-Bristol (1 Pictures)

(11.1 miles, 17.9 km, direction E)


Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral (11 Pictures)

(11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction E)

The great, stirring building of Bristol Cathedral was initially given cathedral status by Henry VIII, at this time it was a.....

A picture of Cheddar Caves and Gorge

Cheddar Caves and Gorge (84 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction S)

The mile or so of pale-grey limestone cliffs rising above the winding road through Cheddar is awesome in its untamed beauty, it.....

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (9 Pictures)

(14.2 miles, 22.9 km, direction W)


All attractions in Clevedon
All attractions in Somerset
Complete A to Z of attractions in England