Report by Samantha Pope
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
MARITIME fans have the chance to board the replica ship, The Matthew, when it visits Portishead for three trips this month.
The ship is based at Bristol Harbour and is a replica of John Cabot’s vessel which sailed to Newfoundland in 1497 and resulted in the discovery of North America.
It will travel from Bristol to Portishead’s Marina on July 23, leaving at 9am and arriving at 11.30am. Tickets for this trip, priced £30, include breakfast.
On July 24, The Matthew will take passengers from Portishead’s Marina up the River Severn and under the Severn Bridge. It will depart at 9.30am and return at 1.30pm. Tickets cost £40.
On July 25, The Matthew departs Portishead at 9am and will sail back to Bristol along the River Avon and gorge, and under the Clifton Suspension Bridge. It will arrive in Bristol at 1pm. Tickets cost £30.
For more details and to book tickets call 0117 927 6868 or visit www.matthew.co.uk