Who would not want to make their home in the stunning Victorian seaside town of Clevedon with its wealth of history and picturesque location? The stunning Victorian Grade 1 listed Pier described by Sir John Betjeman, as “…the most beautiful pier in England” and the famous ‘Poets’ Walk’ have both provided inspiration for literary figures such as Samuel Coleridge and Alfred Lord Tennyson and the recently restored ‘Marine Lake’ provides a cooling swim along the way.
As we approached Clevedon seafront for the very first time, we drove on to The Beach and were stunned by the glorious colours of the setting sun and the image of the Pier. Years later we have enjoyed many of these spectacular sunsets, sometimes blazing reds and purples other times subdued blues and yellows but always mesmerising. Over the years we have seen the whole colour palette!
Clevedon is a beautiful place to live and of great historical interest but it also has a whole host of cultural attractions. The Curzon cinema, one of the longest continually running cinemas in the world lies at the heart of the town as does the Theatre Shop managed by Theatre Orchard and locally based theatre company ‘Living Spit’, not forgetting CLOC Seniors who put on the most impressive shows and who have been providing the young people of Clevedon with so many wonderful opportunities since they reformed in 2005.
There are also an array of stylish bars, friendly pubs offering all varieties of entertainment, cafes and restaurants as well as an impressive selection of unique, independent shops. It is a great place to call home!
Clevedon has been our home for the last twenty-three years and will continue to be so as I begin my retirement. We already take full advantage of the many facilities on offer: we are regular visitors to the Curzon which not only offers the latest films but also hosts live performances, comedy and music shows featuring many contemporary artists.
The Pier is also a favourite of ours, offering as it does year-round entertainment; Hill Road is a short walk away and has a number of wine bars and fabulous restaurants, which, as a family of ‘foodies’ is a major attraction, as are the many specialist food shops; we also love to attend the Clevedon Music Festival organised by Jon Earl of ‘Songs from the Shed’ fame.
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