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Birnbeck Pier

On a May Bank Holiday i visited Birnbeck Pier . Just pass Maderia Cove , And walk along the prom... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
David K
Worthing, United Kingdom
Curious sight

This crumbling relic is a curious sight. It's at the north end of Weston, and while the pier itself... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Southampton, 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
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Birnbeck Road | Madeira Cove, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2BT, England
+44 1934 823660
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used to go here when i was a child to a teenager i used to watch the paddle ships coming in and out so tranquil

Thank j0hnnysaint
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The once famous pier is now badly in need of repair and visitors are not allowed onto it. There is a small shop that fund-raises for the refurbishment of the pier and this sells drinks, and souvenirs. On a good day it's a pleasant walk...More

Thank MJG3010
Reviewed 15 May 2018

On a May Bank Holiday i visited Birnbeck Pier . Just pass Maderia Cove , And walk along the prom until you see the pier ..Built in 1867 and closed to the public in 1994 , The only pier to have been built on a...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

The "Renovations team" are busy raising funds to renovate the pier and will do so once the owner agreed to meet them, which will be brilliant once it is finished.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Good venue, loads of bar staff on and easy to get a drink considering 800 plus at the venue and a great location for a gig.

Thank mark e
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Rusting pier leading to small island with derelict buildings, clearly too far gone to save by repair, a complete rebuild would be required. Presumably there is insufficient value in the potential to justify the serious outlay that would be required and the local authority does...More

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Cannot access this pier as its pretty much crumbling away which is a shame, great for photographers.

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This crumbling relic is a curious sight. It's at the north end of Weston, and while the pier itself is not visitable, the sight of it is interesting and curiously picturesque. Worth taking a walk up to this end of town just to see it.

Thank RunningSteve
Reviewed 6 February 2018

This has now become total eysore. To let this once superb pier fall into this stae of disrepair is a total disgrace to the town, Come on Weston you can do better than this!!

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Took the family for walk along Weston beach and came across this old pier. Took a close look and found it was Birnbeck pier. We had heard about it but never seen it. Walked in the visitor centre and had a good look around. Lots...More

Thank Miles G
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