They’ve been lining our coast for over 200 years; now the British pier serves us as an elegant reminder of our Victorian history and love of traditional holidays spent by the sea. In today’s blog, we’re taking a look at four of our favourite piers in the hopes that we can encourage you to seek out a British pier on your next coastal getaway.
Built in the spring of 1869, Saltburn Pier has stood the test of time and is now the last remaining pier in Yorkshire. Proudly emerging from the Saltburn coast, this iconic pier is loved by both visitors and locals and in 2009, won the Pier of the Year award from The National Pier Society.
Brighton’s instantly recognisable pier has been Grade II listed since 1971 and although the pier has had numerous investments since, it still manages to keep its vintage charm. The pier is now best known for its great rides and amusements, making it a big hit with families.
Clevedon Pier officially opened on Easter Monday 1869- the attraction has been popular ever since and even won the Pier of the Year award in 2013. This 312 metre pier is one of only two in the UK to receive Grade I listed status and is home to one of the best fishing spots in Somerset!
Llandudno’s Pier is a fantastic example of Victorian architecture; perfectly placed along the promenade, the structure is a wonderful addition to this historic town. The pier opened to the public in the summer of 1877 and has been popular with visitors ever since.
If these British piers have you longing for a traditional trip to the seaside, then why not take a look at our coastal cottages and book your next getaway today? With over 1,800 coastal properties available, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes.