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Look passing by

You can't get onto the pier just have a look at you pass by. In its heyday it must have been quite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Charles_and_Susan
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Old burnt out pier, such a shame

We walked along to see Birnbeck pier. It was a lovely walk along to it, a couple of cafe's and... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
crick2014
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Birnbeck Pier, known locally as the Old Pier, stands on the North Somerset coastline at Weston-super-Mare. Built between 1864 and 1867, it is a unique structure, being the only British pier that links the mainland to an island. Over its lifetime it...more
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Birnbeck Road | Madeira Cove, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2BT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can't get onto the pier just have a look at you pass by. In its heyday it must have been quite some place. There was a box with leaflets along the path above the pier. It gave its history and information about the future...More

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today while in Weston super mare and was well worth the visit ,yes its said to see it in its state but so much history here,we arrived whilst men were assessing parts that needed to be taken off for safety so not to be...More

Thank Expedition707951
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pier with history that sadly has been damaged over time. Costs to save are prob too high with more important local needs, then someone needs to decide to pay or destroy the rest before the weather decides its fate.

Thank MrCaddy
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Real shame this treasure is so delapdated and at risk of total destruction even though it is well supported by volunteers. Visit now before it's too late!

Thank greenmodelmonkey
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We walked along to see Birnbeck pier. It was a lovely walk along to it, a couple of cafe's and plenty of seats to rest on.

Thank crick2014
Reviewed 2 October 2018

its going to fall into the sea you cant go on really waste of time getting bus there to find this dont bother

Thank steven e
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Birnbeck's Pier is unfortunatley in a sad state of repair. Fortunately there is a dedicated group, the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust, who are raising money and awareness to the re-building of the Pier. It is a sorry sight but a must see when in Weston. It...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This was the old pier where in the Victorian era large boats brought thousands of tourists from Wales. Now it is a rusting ruin and the rooves are badly damaged. You cannot walk on to the pier as the decking is unsafe. The only joys...More

Thank sabatinitennis
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We had such a pleasant and memorable visit to Western-Super-Mare yesterday made more so by the dedicated volunteers of The Birnbeck Regeneration Trust. As we viewed the sorry state of (at one time) a very important pier we were joined by Peter, one of the...More

Thank Trip794830
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The pier is in a sorry state and you can only walk up to abandoned site not on it.If you would like more information about its history visit the new museum in the centre of town.

Thank Warren E
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