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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: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Just arrived back from weston super mare. Had a lovely day on beach even tho we were a little sand blasted. Weston has inproved a lot on the sea front. But we were disappointed to find that you have to pay a £1.00 per person for the Pier which for a family I think is a bit much.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A little surprised to return to the pier (having not been since the rebuild) to find there was a £1 fee to enter; although I can appreciate that this may go towards maintenance and upkeep I expect it will turn some customers away. On the plus side, the entrance turn stiles were well staffed and staff were cheery and helpful... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Having brought along £60 to spend on the attractions on this pier, as well as planning to have dinner there, when we saw the £1 per person entry charge, I'm afraid we didn't bother. Instead we used the arcades and along the front and popped in the marine lake cafe. After visiting Southport pier a few weeks before for free,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We went last year as we usually do in July, so as per we visit again this year, very disappointed They now charge £1.00 each for you to enter The Pier - there were a lot of people not just us turning away, this has always been free to enter until now, so the fair plus restaurant on the end... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to go to W-S-M in blazing sunshine, however knowing the English weather as I do I know I was very lucky and could have easily turned up in a torrential down pour and the pier would an be ideal place to go in the rain. It was a bit of a last minute decision to pop... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

There is a one pound admission fee for the pier. During the summer it was really busy to walk along it and also the indoor amusement area at the end of the pier was packed with people. The bar had a good atmosphere for a drink. Certainly a place to visit a little more out of season.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Firstly I was not aware that you had to pay a £1 per person to get on the pier even for 3 yr olds. There was little for the toddlers to do on the Pier other than the £1 a go little cars. Everything was way too cramped inside nothing more than an arcade really. Disappointing

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The grand pier has always been a great pier and the newish refurbished pier is a lot of fun with some great rides and 2p machines :) great family fun. However I'm HUGLY DISAPPOINTED BY THE NEW £1 per person charge at the front of the pier ENTRANCE FEE!! What on earth are the owners thinking other than how to... More

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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review

The Grand Pier has to be maintained annually which costs hundreds of thousands of pounds. Unlike other attractions, we are a quarter of a mile out to sea and open to the elements. We need to charge a nominal entrance fee of £1 to ensure the Grand Pier is here for future generations to enjoy. Kind regards. Susan Baxter Customer... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited last year during our holiday in burnham on sea and walked along the newely finished pier At the end there is a cafe n indoor arcade with rides on 3 open plan floors very noisy and for older people I would think they would probably say its spoilt it now. We let our children 4, 5, 7, 9... More

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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review

We have been forced to charge a nominal entrance fee of £1 to ensure the essential maintenance of the Grand Pier sub structure. Unlike other attractions, we are a quarter of a mile out to sea and open to the elements. Maintenance needs to be carried out annually and costs hudreds of thousands of pounds. If we are to ensure... More

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We did not even get through the main gates as there are barriers charging £1 per person. As it is approx £12.50 to buy a wristband for the rides and I have a 5 year old, I wasn't going to risk whether she would pass the height restriction thatost of these places have. The pier is all under cover and... More

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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Most of our visitors do check our web site before they purchase one of our all day unlimited ride wristbands as some of them obviously have age and height restrictions. We are a quarter of a mile out to sea with stunning views on all three sides. Many of our visitors have afternoon tea in... More

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