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Portishead Town in Somerset

Photograph of Portishead

Location

Portishead is a town some 6 miles from Bristol in North Somerset. It currently has a population of about 22,000,and is growing quite rapidly. There has been a settlement here since Roman times and Portishead has a long history as a fishing port. It expanded rapidly during the early 19th century around the docks, with supporting transport infrastructure. A power station and chemical works were added in the 20th century, but the dock and industrial facilities have since closed and been redeveloped into a marina and residential areas. Portishead is now primarily a dormitory town for Bristol and its environs, although a range of service industries has grown up. The headquarters of Avon and Somerset Constabulary are in Portishead.

Events near Portishead

Dining out near Portishead

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Yo-ji, Weston-super-Mare

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Demetris Taverna, Weston-super-Mare

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La Cucina, Weston-super-Mare

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Clevedon, Nailsea, Bristol and Cheddar.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowCheddar

arrowWeston-super-Mare

arrowBath

arrowAxbridge

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowPortishead

	arrowClevedon

	arrowNailsea

	arrowBristol

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Castle Cary, Sidcot, Bath and Cheddar.

Nearby Attractions

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