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Grand Pier

Marine Parade, Weston super Mare BS23 1AL, England
01934 620238
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Lookouts
Owner description: Following the disastrous fire in July 2008 that destroyed the Pavilion at Weston-super-Mare’s top attraction, The new multi-million pound Pavilion,... more » Owner description: Following the disastrous fire in July 2008 that destroyed the Pavilion at Weston-super-Mare’s top attraction, The new multi-million pound Pavilion, opened its doors in October 2010. The all-weather venue has fantastic views of the shoreline, beach and sea and inside you will discover some of the best coastal entertainment, rides & attractions the South West has to offer. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We popped along after recieving a free ride token at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta so thought we would pop along. Found the place extremely quiet for a summer holiday weekend. When we entered the pier saw a few people turning around and leaving and then when we got closer saw you now have to pay £1. We paid the £1... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Haven't been for 4 years but decided on a day out today. It seems cleaner now than it was 4 years ago. Had a nice time sitting on the beach, then went onto the pier. Cost £1 each to get on the pier, I don't mind the payment however, it's disappointing to go on and have to stay there as... More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had to ask if you had to pay to take children onto the pier, but found out the answer was NO. £1 each for the upkeep of the pier is nothing in the grand scheme of things and anyone going on the pier must be aware that you are bound to spend more money on it? We made the... More

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Unless you love the bright lights of Vegas and noise of arcades give this place a miss (especially with young children). There weren't enough places to enjoy the view and the general atmosphere was artificial and tacky. If you like fun fairs and want to go on the rides and arcades you may love it. Best thing for me was... More

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Heckmondwike, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Have to pay to go on the renovated pier. Unfortunately the pier closes at 7pm so as we arrived in Weston super mare at 6pm we didn't go on. Even the fair ground had closed at 6pm and everything else which would provide family entertainment did the same. Will not visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

great entertainment in a typical british seaside fashion. from the slots to the ice creams and fun rides. this place is massive. it needs to be to fit everything in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Objected to paying an entrance fee and nowhere open to get even a drink at 17.00 hours. There was a limited range of arcade machines and the ones we went on were not "set" in the public's favour!!

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Grand Pier experience is both good and not so good - some things have changed for the better, others not. Walking over the sea - still timeless and special. Paying a pound each to get in just to take a walk - far too much when taking a family of 6! Very little for very young children to do... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

after paying a pound to get on the pier you are not allowed to eat your own food,and every thing to do on the pier costs,if you just want amusements,go to the street leading to the pier which is full of them,,nice view of weston from the pier,but thats about it

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

From what I could see there was not much to offer from the 'Grand Pier' and there is nothing grand about it. Ever since the old pier burnt down Weston looks like it has been left to rot, I used to come here all the time as a child and I don't even recognise the place. A few cheap stalls... More

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