9 amazing photos of the seaside town near Bristol with a fascinating history

With a proud industrial heritage, the town is now known for its luxurious marina and stunning properties

It’s only a 30-minute drive from Bristol but the North Somerset town of Portishead has a holiday destination feel with its sea views, luxurious marina and seaside attractions.

Next to the Severn Estuary and with views across the water towards south Wales, Portishead is just 13km from Bristol but it’s attracting an increasing number of city dwellers because of its cheaper properties, schools and good transport links.

Walk around the town and you’ll find a mix of the old and new, with grand Victorian villas sitting alongside contemporary dwellings.

The Marine Lake with its boats-for-hire and the open-air swimming pool are two of the attractions, as well as a number of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars.

Here are 9 photos of Portishead that will give you a flavour of why this former port is becoming so popular.

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