North Somerset's evolving marina town
Portishead's name derives from “port at the head of the river,” also known as “Portshead,” “Portschute,” “Portesheve” and “Posset” over its long-established history. Rapidly increasing in size following its economy shift to various service industries, Portishead is becoming a much sought-after location to many different types of homeowner. Capable of boosting Somerset and the West of England as a whole, the exciting prospect of reopening the Portishead train line also looms on the ever-nearing horizon (2018).
With many scenic walks to take in, whilst you explore the town take note of the early Victorian architectural feats; where some buildings have managed to retain their original features of the time, amongst the plethora of new developments. It’s also reassuring to note that Portishead's Lake Grounds have received Green Flag status (2018), setting the benchmark for Somerset public parks and green spaces. It’s always a pleasure to visit Portishead, enhancing and complimenting the array of both modern and traditional buildings that this area has on offer.