Portishead tourist and travel information

Portishead tourist and travel information

Portishead Travel Information

Travel Information Portishead is a small town on the banks of the Bristol channel, about 12 miles fron Bristol.

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bus and coach travel

Coaches Portishead - Travel by coach - If you'd like to speak to someone about your journey you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.


M5 Motorway

Roads Portishead - Travel by road - Portishead is about 4 miles west of Junction 19 of the M5 Motorway. The M5 Motorway links Exeter to Birmingham and the Midlands. Portishead is about 75 miles from Exeter and 90 miles from Birmingham.

M5 Motorway

Travel by train

Travel by train

Travel by train

Travel by train

Rail Bristol Portishead nearby station - Travel by train - Bristol Parkway, Stoke Gifford, Bristol Parkway, BS12 6TU. Customer Service Monday-Sunday. Customer Service - Primary Phone Number 08457 000 125. Sheltered waiting room at platforms ,on the main concourse by the ticket office, and by the food outlets. Step Free Access Methods - Lift, Ramp. All doors to station, shops, outlets, and waiting area are wide enough for wheelchairs. Station Wheelchair is available.

Bristol Temple Meads Station, Bristol, BS1 6QF. Customer Service - Primary Phone Number 08457 000 125. Ticket office. Cafe, food outlets, Pub and Soshi all outlets are fully accessible. Pay phones. Toilets. All doors to station, shops, outlets, and waiting area are wide enough for wheelchairs. Station Wheelchair is available.

Severn Beach Station, Severn Beach Road, Severn Beach, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS35 4PQ. Customer service 08457000125. Pay phone. Whole station step free access.

Bristol Stapleton Road Station, Stapleton Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6NE. Customer service 08457000125. Pay phone. Only parts of station step free access.

First Great Western. Main Stations: Great Western Main Line (London- Bristol- Exeter- Plymouth- Penzance). South Wales Main Line (Bristol- West Wales). Wessex Main Line (Bristol- Southampton). West Coastway Line (Southampton- Brighton). Tel: 08457 000 125. www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk

www.nationalrail.co.uk www.nationalrail.co.uk


Airport Bristol International Airport, Bristol, BS48 3DY. Tel: 0870 1212747. Located 8 miles south of Bristol City Centre. From M6 Junction 18 take the A4 towards Bristol, past Bristol City Football ground and connect with the A38 towards Taunton. Bristol airport is about 9 miles from Portishead.


Portishead Tourist Information


Sport Portishead - Sport - Portishead has a sports and leisure complex with swimming pool, indoor bowls, badminton courts, gymnasium and licensed bar. Other facilities in the town include open air tennis courts, a large outdoor swimming-pool, boating lake, cricket football and hockey ground.

Swimming pool



Stores Portishead - Shopping - Portishead has an old-fashioned feel, with wide pavements, local traders and shopkeepers, makig it a particularly friendly place. Many buildings in the town retain their original, mainly Victorian features.

Town Centre Shopping


Entertainment Portishead - Entertainment and attractions - Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, Somerset BS8 3HA. Tel: 0117 974 7300.



Other information Portishead - Other information - Tyntesfield, Wraxall, North Somerset BS48 1NT. Tel: 0870 458 4500 (Infoline). Clevedon Court, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 6QU. Tel: 01275 872257.




Portishead hotels


Guest house bed and breakfast in Portishead

Self catering accommodation in Portishead

For hotels accommodation in other areas near to Portishead Somerset see Weston Super Mare hotels & Clevedon hotels. For bed and breakfast accommodation see Bed and breakfast in Burnham on Sea & Bed and breakfast in Weston Super Mare. Other self catering accommodation in this area - self catering accommodation in Clevedon self catering accommodation in Weston Super Mare

Somerset Map and Attractions

Portishead is about 130 miles from London. Chard to Bristol is about 50 miles. Frome to Minehead is about 60 miles.

Airports Airport indicated is Bristol.

Roads Portishead is about 4 miles west of Junction 19 of the M5 Motorway.

Somerset map

Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). Portishead does not have a station.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QF. Tel: 01934 74234. www.cheddarcaves.co.uk.
Attraction 2 - Sherborne Castle, Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3PY. Tel: 01935 813182. www.sherbornecastle.com.
Attraction 3 - The Bridgwater & Taunton Canal. The Bridgwater & Taunton Canal is 14½ miles long. Starts in the centre of Taunton.
Attraction 4 - Dunster Castle, Dunster, nr Minehead, Somerset TA24 6SL. Tel: 01643 821314. www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
Attraction 5 - Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW. Tel: 01985 844400. www.longleat.co.uk.
Attraction 6 - Glastonbury Abbey, The Abbey Gatehouse, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL. Tel: 01458 832267. glastonburyabbey.com.

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