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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, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Went there as a boy half a century ago, since when it's been rebuilt after a total fire. Nice that one really can walk to the far end of the pier. Not overly commercial with the run-way free of attractions and all of the hullabaloo in the grand hall. Costs £1 to get in which has provoked masses of adverse... More

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Kings lynn
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Went here last week with my family and I must admit......it was great fun!! Yes ok you have to pay £1 each to go on the pier....,,so what!!! The amount of piers that we are loosing lately, I think it's a great way to protect the pier! Stop complaining people, the views at the end of the pier of the... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Went to Tiffany's Edwardian Café on end of pier for afternoon tea. Three of us shared it although it is meant for two. Plenty thee and we even left some cake! Nice atmosphere, peaceful.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I liked the old fashioned feel and the view at the end of the full sweep of the bay. It took me back to the days when I was much younger and almost tempted me to have a ride on the ghost train.

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards. Susan Baxter Customer Feedback Manager More

Hengoed
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I have been visiting Weston since I was a child and have such fond memories. A few years ago I introduced my now husband to the area and we now take our son a few times a year. I broke my heart when the fire broke out :( I can remember my brother and I going up and down the... More

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

Thank you for your comments. We introduced the nominal £1 entrance fee to ensure the essential maintenance of the Grand Pier sub structure. This has to be carried out annually and costs hundreds of thousands of pounds. Unlike other attractions we are a quarter of a mile out to sea and open to the elements 365 days of the year.... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

So me and my wife ended up in Weston super mare the other day, after a wasting trip to collect a item that ended up been damaged. So we thought we would head to Weston for a few hours, fair enough compared to what it used to be, it isn't a bad place now, but was disappointed that you had... More

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

We have introduced a nominal entrance fee to ensure the essential maintenance of the Grand Pier sub structure. This has to be carried out annually and costs hundreds of thousands of pounds. Unlike other attractions, we are open to the elements 365 days of the year. We are custodians of this iconic structure and we need to preserve it for... More

Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visited for out wedding anniversary, a bit different from the Cotswold's!! Lots of fun and a lovely cream tea in the Tiffany's tea room. Well worth a visit but £1 to go on the pier.

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

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your wedding anniversary trip to the Grand Pier. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards. Susan Baxter Customer Feedback Manager More

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

No family holiday is complete without putting hundreds of 2ps into the machines pushing them down in cascades. The renovated pier is clean and full of modern games. Including games, an indoor go crating track and roller coaster. Nice tea and coffee taken on a sheltered veranda looking back towards the beach?

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope to offer you a warm welcome again sometime soon. Kind regards. Susan Baxter Customer Feedback Manager More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Lovely pier and lots of games and food places. I've never been to the pier that have rides inside the pier. It also has two floors. Great please for children. Best time to get there is before sunset, you'll get lovely photos. There is a £1 entrance to the pier.

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

Thank you. We are delighted you had fun and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards. Susan Baxter Customer Feedback Manager More

Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
57 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

As piers go this one is pretty poor. If you have to resort to slot machines to bring in revenue then give up. It is good this pier has been rebuilt and good a land train travels down the pier, but there is not much on offer. Fortunately Weston-super-mare has lots on offer for the visitor.

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

Thank you for your feedback. We invested £52 million in the re-build of the Grand Pier and we have much more than amusements. There are 14 major rides plus restaurants, an ice cream parlour, a fully licensed bar, an Edwardian-style tea room and wedding and conferencing facilities. Kind regards Susan Baxter Customer Feedback Manager More

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