Whisky galore at Llandudno Pier!
North Wales-based business Aber Falls Whisky Distillery has opened a new store on Llandudno Pier. This will stock all the brand’s regular spirits and the public will also be able to book discounted Aber Falls Whisky Distillery tours and gin lab experiences at the kiosk.
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Cromer Pier Pavilion bar reopens after refurbishment
The refurbishment represents a £300,000 investment into the Grade 2 listed structure and key cultural icon in North Norfolk. These works were undertaken to strengthen the bar area and offer a relaxing place for the public to enjoy a selection of beverages and food, both while on the Pier or visiting the theatre.
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Year of the Pier launch a sizzling success!
Tim Wardley, NPS Chairman, said: “It is all about highlighting the major role our piers play in boosting the coastal tourism economy and what they have to offer to so many people,” he said.
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Cafe to remain at Totland Bay Pier
Plans to change a recently built cafe into holiday lets in Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight have been refused. The Bay Cafe was built as part of the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Totland Pier and opened for a season in 2021. But it did not reopen last summer, prompting questions over its future.
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Historic pier to be transformed into watersports hub?
Community enterprise Tobermory Harbour Association has been given the cash to help repair the dilapidated Aros pier. It will go towards providing structural repairs to the pier and creating an outdoor activity and watersport hub in the area.
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Ryde Pier reopening delayed again
Network Rail has previously said that it intends for the line to be reopened in late Spring, but won’t commit to a specific date. The long-standing local BBC South transport reporter, Paul Clifton said: “Realistically I think that is at least June.”
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A look back at the lost piers of Ventnor
For 130 years a pier graced Ventnor seafront, but 2 were swept away, 1 was dismantled during the war and the last caught fire. The 1st Ventnor Pier was erected in 1863, followed by the 2nd Ventnor Pier in 1872, the Royal Victoria Pier in 1887 and the New Royal Victoria Pier in 1953. No trace of the former Ventnor piers remains today – the final 1 having been demolished some 30 years ago.
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Southend Pier river cruises return
Cruises are returning to Southend Pier from April touring passengers around WW2 Maunsell Forts and taking them to a quaint fishing village in Kent.
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Mumbles Pier headland redevelopment to begin this year
The headland building will be up to five storeys, one storey more than the 26 foreshore flats. The main pavilion building will also be refurbished, a new boardwalk added along the water’s edge, and parking reconfigured to provide 61 public spaces.
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Cromer Pier Pavilion bar reopens
The venue’s bar has been transformed by a £300,000 refurbishment and now features a lighter colour scheme, wider staff area and bespoke, handmade wood furniture.
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Community secures funding to buy Inveraray Pier
Inspire Inveraray are now looking to begin the formal process of buying the pier from the private owner. Once restored, the group said the pier will allow activities such as fishing, diving, boat trips and other water sports.
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Aberystwyth Royal Pier to light up?
Plans have been lodged for new LED advertising signs to be installed on the Royal Pier in Aberystwyth. Owners have applied to Ceredigion County Council planners for two display boards, one on the front of the building and one on the side.
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PS Waverley set to call at Llandudno Pier this summer
The historic paddle steamer is returning to Llandudno this summer after an absence of five years. Sailing from Liverpool, the Waverley will dock at Llandudno Pier before offering afternoon excursions along the North Wales coast to Anglesey.
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Hastings Pier reopens ahead of schedule
People were not expecting to be able to walk on the pier until April but the new tenants are keen to make it accessible and are currently opening the pier at weekends. Big changes coming to the Pier include a new French bistro and wine bar and a Mediterranean restaurant.
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Jurassic Pier: Dinosaurs arrive at Clacton!
The landmark has taken delivery of a consignment of giant pre-historic creatures individually commissioned to star in its latest major £500,000 attraction. A 4D special effects cinema has also been installed and work is progressing well towards an opening in the Spring.
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Architect sought for the rejuvenation of Birnbeck Pier
The Birnbeck Back from the Brink project, planned to complete in 2030, aims to transform the dilapidated coastal landmark into a ‘nationally unique destination’ intended to unlock local regeneration and provide a new base for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
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£5 million funding for Skegness Pier & theatre
The cash comes from the Arts Council’s Cultural Development Fund which aims to improve access to arts and culture. The money will be used to support a project to transform Skegness Pier into a new visitor attraction, including the construction of a new multi-use amphitheatre space.
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Swanage Pier to host Antiques Road Show
The show will be taking to Swanage Pier and seafront on Friday, June 23. A spokesperson for Swanage Pier said: “We’re so excited to announce that Swanage Pier is now confirmed as a location for the next series of BBC Antiques Roadshow.”
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Smoke on the water at Cromer Pier!
Cromer Pier was evacuated just before a Pink Floyd tribute show was about to start. The pier’s Pavilion Theatre was cleared after smoke – produced as part of the show – blew into the bar area, setting off an alarm.
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Big wheel returns to Llandudno Pier
Paul Williams, general manager at Llandudno Pier Trading Limited, said: “Everyone on the Pier is extremely excited to have the wheel return home ready for the season. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to enjoy the spectacular Pier Wheel.”
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A fascinating look back at Paignton Pier through the years
Paignton has plenty of points of interest, but the Pier is the landmark everyone remembers. But did you know the pier we all take for granted as we stroll along the prom has a fascinating history which includes fire, barbed wire and war?
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Blackpool North Pier pays tribute to Paul O’Grady
A spokesperson for the North Pier theatre said: “Paul was in a class of his own and the theatre was always delighted to have him here on stage through the years”.
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Helensburgh’s ‘Piers and Jetties’ exhibition a great success
Unique images of piers and jetties in the Helensburgh area are on show in the town’s library until the end of May.
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A wonderful look back at Southend Pier through the years
Old photos show just how much Southend Pier has changed since it opened in the 1800s. Southend Pier is a world-recognised attraction due to being the planet’s longest pleasure pier
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New screen approved for Bournemouth Pier
Part of a major facelift for Bournemouth Pier has been given the green light despite concerns from a planning officer who said “Bournemouth isn’t the same as Blackpool”.
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Bangor Garth concludes its celebrations as Pier of the Year 2022
The pier will celebrate its 127th anniversary in May with a festival featuring live music, stalls, entertainment and fireworks.
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Remembering the 2003 fire at Brighton’s West Pier
It’s been 20 years since the West Pier erupted in flames following an arson attack. The blaze marked one of the final nails in the coffin for the Grade I listed pier, which had fallen into a state of disrepair over several decades.
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Kilcreggan Pier Pressure Mounts
Concerns over the future of the historic pier arising from plan to upgrade the ferries for Gourock to Dunoon and Gourock to Kilcreggan.
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Kilcreggan pier campaigners call for a halt to breakwater plans
Local residents in Kilcreggan, concerned over the environmental impact a new pontoon and breakwater could have, and how it would affect the future of the existing pier. called for the Argyll and Bute Council’s plans to be halted.
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Kilcreggan pier consultation: Time running out!
TIME is running out for residents to have their say on controversial proposals put forward by Argyll and Bute Council for a new breakwater and concrete pontoon to be used by the larger ferries planned to operate on the routes linking Kilcreggan and Dunoon with Gourock.
But many local people are concerned at the effect of the plans on the village’s existing wooden pier, although the council says it would be “retained for leisure and recreational use”.
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