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One day it'll fall down

This was the old pier where in the Victorian era large boats brought thousands of tourists from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Grade 2 Listed Pier

Really sad to see Birnbeck Pier in such need of renovation and repair. Very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
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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
+44 1934 823660
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to Weston most of my life and remember the pier when it was open. I can't believe that , it's been left to get in is state. It's in a shameful condition and needs saving.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a wonderful but tragic historical feature in Weston super mare what a shame such a great pier is left to rot we need to try and keep them if we can it is worth stopping and taking photographs and remembering its history if...More

Thank roda_girl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a spectacular sight in the distance as you drive into WSM amazing. The now disused RNLI launching pier sits eerily within the ocean, almost owns the sea itself.

Thank Lia R
Reviewed 18 August 2018

As a young boy many years ago, this was a place all youngster would visit and walk to the island. The Cardiff queen ferry used to pick up passengers and it was a landmark weston was proud of. Its now gone to rot and the...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Really sad to see Birnbeck Pier in such need of renovation and repair. Very helpful and knowledgable staff who are eager to show history of Birnbeck. Let's hope for better things for future.

Thank JulieJosh
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Save this pier would be a crying shame to see it lost. has a very nice cafe, sit and marvel at that view.

Thank thev0lunteer
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We stumbled across the pier on a mooch about having seen it from a couple of pictures while out and about We got talking to a couple of people who said that there has been a mass of money wasted on it, which seems such...More

Thank TheMoogs
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