A jewel on the banks of the Severn Estuary
This charming port town, lying at the point where the River Avon meets the Severn Estuary, has plenty to recommend it. The Bristol suburb is a vibrant town with attractive architecture, and Bristol itself within easy reach.
Get twitching at the Nature Reserve
Avonmouth Sewage Works Nature Reserve may have a somewhat less than appealing name, but this Wessex Water-run reserve is actually rather attractive, and boasts a great roll-call of wetland birds including pochards, tufted ducks, shovellers and teals. Barn owls are regular visitors, too, often to be found hunting the many voles which exist on the site.
Stunning views at the Clifton Observatory
The Clifton Observatory, with its famous camera obscura and underground Giant's Cave, is close by and well worth a visit. The camera obscura projects a true image of the panoramic view from the top of the tower onto a large table - it's fun and thoroughly fascinating. Looking for a place to stay in Avonmouth? Travelodge Bristol Cribbs Causeway Hotel is less than five miles away and offers excellent rates for its many rooms. The Travelodge Portishead Hotel is six miles across the river to the west.