Other sites to visit in Clevedon

Curzon cinema

Opened in 1912 – the first major event held there was a fundraiser for survivors of the Titanic -  the Curzon has remained a cinema since its inception, and is one of the longest running purpose built cinemas in the world.

Though it has undergone renovations over the years, including the addition of a café, shops and space for stage shows, it fell into decline in the late 1990s, and was purchased by the Clevedon Community Centre for the Arts.

Due to a successful campaign for its restoration, which included celebrity support from Alan Rickman, Terry Gilliam, Nick Park and Aardman founders David Sproxton and Peter Lord, the Curzon received funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It was restored in 2010 and celebrated its centenary in 2012.

46 Old Church Rd, Clevedon, BS21 6NN

Clevedon Court

Clevedon Court is a Grade II listed 14th century manor house with 18th century gardens, and is part of the National Trust family. 

Built in the early 14th century by Sir John de Clevedon, it passed through a number of families until it was purchased by the Elton family in the early 18th century, who still live there today. 

 A number of Eltons have made their mark on local and national history. During the time of the 6th Baronet, the writer Sir Charles Elton, the house became a central meeting place for a number of Romantic authors and poets, including Tennyson, Thackeray, and Coleridge. Tennyson's poem In Memoriam A.H.H. was written about the nephew of Elton's brother-in-law, Arthur Hallam, who is buried in the local church of St Andrew's. 

The estate was also used to produce 'Elton Ware' pottery during the time of Sir Edmund, the 8th baronet, while Sir Arthur, the 10th baronet, was a pioneering documentary filmmaker. 

Tickenham Rd, Clevedon, BS21 6QU

Clevedon Craft Centre

Clevedon Craft Centre is a unique market of artisan craft shops housed in the outbuildings of a 17th century long farm which was once part of the Clevedon Court Estate. It was founded in 1971 by Bright silversmiths, who are still on the premises today.

It is open all year round and parking is free. 

Moor Lane, Clevedon, BS21 6TD