Avonmouth can be found on the Severn Estuary, and is a port in Bristol.
As the name suggests, it sits at the mouth of the River Avon, and has been an important trading port in the area for centuries.
As well as the docks (Avonmouth Docks) the area is known for being a hub of chemical manufacture. It is also full of warehouses which is one of the reasons that it is used to frequently as a port since containers can be stored there easily once unloaded.
Just six miles from Avonmouth is the impressive Caldicot Castle and country park. The castle was founded by the Normans and was used as a strategic stronghold in the middle ages. In the Victorian period it was even used as a family home. It has a lot to tell visitors about various different eras of history.
Other attractions include the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company (the only cheese makers left in Cheddar, here you can watch the entire process of cheese making from start to finish), Caerwent Roman Town and Chepstow Racecourse.
Cruises from Avonmouth
Sorry, no ferry routes can be found from Avonmouth.
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Bristol Avonmouth Cruise Port, Avonmouth, BS11 9DB, United Kingdom
Located to the west of Avonmouth the port benefits from great road connections, with the M5 motorway a short distance away.
The port lies off Victoria Road which connects to the A4 (Portway) road to the east. This joins the M5 at Junction 18A and immediately splits into the M5 to the South West or the M5 north to Gloucester, Worcester and Birmingham. If you take the northbound route you can take the M49 in a north-westerly direction for easier access to the M4 for South Wales. If you are heading towards London then take the M5 northwards until Junction 15 where it intersects with the M4.
The port offers secure car parking close to the terminal which must be booked in advance through the cruise line.
Getting there by coach
National Express doesn't have a coach stop in Avonmouth but does have several in Stoke Bishop, a few miles away. The nearest stop is located at Parrys Lane at the Stoke Bishop Campus of Bristol University. You may prefer to instead travel to National Express' central Bristol stop located at Bristol Bus Station on Marlborough Street.
Route 040 is the route bridging London with Burnham-on-Sea with stops at central Bristol and Bristol University en-route, as well as Weston-Super-Mare and Brean Sands.
Route 201 is the airport route between Swansea and Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London. This passes through Cardiff, Newport and central Bristol.
Route 324 links Penzance to Bradford via St Ives, Falmouth, Newquay, Plymouth, Torquay, Exeter, central Bristol, Birmingham, Derby, Sheffield and Leeds.
Route 401 links central Bristol with central London, travelling through Swindon, Reading and Heathrow Airport along the way.
Getting there by train
Avonmouth train station is geographically almost next door to the port but thanks to restricted road access the walk amounts to around 1.5 miles (about 2 kilometres), so a taxi might be a more sensible option.
Direct services run between Avonmouth and Bristol Temple Meads and take around half an hour. Cardiff is around 1½ hours away, Birmingham is approximately 2¼ hours by train, London is 2½ hours, Manchester is up to 4½ hours away and Edinburgh is around 7½ hours away. Plan your journey here.