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Dating back to Roman times, Portishead derives its name from 'port at the head of the river'. In fact the river water once came right up to the High Street and evidence can be seen on the old wall of where the boats would once have been moored. Over 5000 years ago the area was a marshy plain inhabited by Hippopotami and Elephants whose teeth have been excavated from time to time. The dominant architecture is Victorian, helping the town to retain much of its original charm. In 1836 a deep water dock was built to facilitate large ships involved in importing and exporting goods around the world. The dock was used extensively to carry coal to the power station that was once sited beside it. Since the closure of the Power Station in 1980, the dock has been well preserved and is now the centre of a new marina development. Areas of local interest include the Portishead coastline and the Lake Grounds, the town's main area of Parkland, was built around a 20th century artificial lake. Portsihead also boasts one of the last remaining public outdoor swimming pools in the United Kingdom. Also of interest is Battery Point, built to defend the Severn Estuary.

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Kellands (Bristol) Ltd

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Premier Inn Portishead *book online*

Classes

Yoga - YogaBasics

Market

Portishead Market

Pub and Bar

Albion Inn
Phoenix Bar Ltd

Taxi

Avenue Cars
Portishead and Port Marine Taxis

Sports Clubs

Clevedon & District RC (Cycling)
Gemini Tae Kwon-Do (Martial Arts)

Shops

Bella Natura
Top Hat & Tails
Pets At Home

Activities

Inspired Sports!(Adventure)
AG & DG Down & Partners(Shooting)
Compass Sea School Ltd(Water Sports)

Places to Stay near Portishead

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Premier Inn Portishead (0.62 miles)

Premier Inn Portishead
Ideally located within easy reach of the M4 and M5. For shops and local amenities Bristol city centre is only 11 miles away. Cardiff and the Millennium stadium are both only a 40 minute drive ... More | visit website
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Days Inn Bristol M5 (2.70 miles)

Days Inn Bristol M5
Free wi-fi facilities when you book this hotel. Days Inn Bristol West offers all the facilities of a city centre hotel but with the ease & simplicity of a motorway location. The hotel is situated next ... More | visit website
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The Star Inn B&B (3.18 miles)

The Star Inn B&B
For The Starís guests there are many easy country walks, relaxing entertainment and rural attractions locally...

Tyntesfield Estate A couple of miles east on the B3128 lies the spectacular Tyntesfield House and estate at Wraxall. The National ... More | visit website
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Walton Park Hotel (4.62 miles)

Walton Park Hotel
The Walton Park occupies a stunning cliff top location and is charmingly nestled in two acres of landscaped gardens overlooking the Severn Estuary and Welsh Hills. Originally built in the late 19th century, the Walton ... More | visit website
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Brockley Coombe Manor (4.70 miles)

Brockley Coombe Manor
Brockley Combe Manor is an elegant country house, set amidst extensive grounds with unparalleled views across the picturesque Severn estuary. This beautiful setting provides the perfect backdrop for a wide range of events - from ... More | visit website
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Campbells Landing (5.08 miles)

Campbells Landing

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Campbells Landing is located directly opposite the beautiful Victorian pier on Clevedon's famous seafront.The ten-room hotel, restaurant and bar boasts superb views of the Bristol Channel, the Holm Islands and ... More

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Brook Redwood Hotel & Country Club (5.42 miles)

Brook Redwood Hotel & Country Club

On the edge of Bristol, Brook Redwood Hotel and Country Club features a 130-seat cinema, 3 swimming pools and ample free parking. The rooms have flat-screen TVs. Brook Redwood Hotel has 1 indoor pool and 2 ... More | visit website

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Westfield House (5.88 miles)

Westfield House
This friendly family run Guest House is situated on Stoke Hill in Sneyd Park and is ideal for the discerning guest. Close to the Methodist Training College and Bristol University Halls of Residence on the ... More | visit website
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Westfield House (5.88 miles)

Westfield House

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Westfield House is a small family run Guest House ideal for the discerning guest, whose priorities are comfort, relaxation, good food and a quiet location. All diets catered for. Westfield ... More

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Henbury Lodge Hotel (6.14 miles)

Henbury Lodge Hotel

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The vision of the founders of the Hotel was one of gracious living in a country house setting surrounded by history, yet only a short distance from the City Centre.

Established in ... More | visit website

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