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North WiltshireBradford-on-Avon

Bradford-on-Avon, rising above the River Avon, with the Kennett and Avon Canal passing through, a small town to wander around when you visit.

Close to Bath and the building are in the same honey coloured stone. The town was once prosperous on wool as a weaving centre, the factories still remain and the houses reflect the wealth of the factory owners. Later industries included Avon Rubber manufacturing tyres.

Bradford-on-Avon's most famous building is in fact the bridge over the Avon, the present one was built in the 17th century using a Norman bridge as the basis, and has a room once used as a chapel and later as a lockup.

Churches included the almost unique, and small, Saxon Church, St Laurence, which has been restored,  the much larger Holy Trinity Church, and, hidden at the top of the hill St Marys Tor, 1480, also restored.

The narrow Shambles was once the original market.

Tourist Information Centre in the town. Some nice grand houses to explore in the area.

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Bradford-on-Avon Tourist Attractions

Tithe Barn, on the river at Barton Farm, large medieval barn,168 feet long  built in 1341, the timber structure of these barns are well worth a look to see how they did the roof.
Avoncliffe Gorge, you can walk along the river to this steep gorge, where you can get a boat trip on the canal that runs along the river and the railway line.
Westwood Manor, south of the town near the gorge, off B3109, 15th century house with furnished rooms, garden, Tel: 01225 863374 Admission Charge Open: Apr-Sep Sun Tue & Wed afternoons
Ilford Manor, south of the town B3109 then A366, the terraced gardens of this house are open to the public,Tel: 01225 863146  Admission Charge Open: Apr  & Oct Sun & Bank Holiday afternoons, May-Sept Tue-Thu & Sat & Sun  More On The Gardens
The Courts, at Holt B3107 west of the town, National Trust, the gardens are open to the public, the house, where weavers came to settle disputes, is not, Tel: 01225 782340   Admission Charge Open: Apr-Oct Sun-Fri and Sat afternoons. More On The Gardens
Great Chalfield Manor, at Holt B3107 west of the town, National Trust,  moated manor house with restored gardens, Tel: 01249 730141   Admission Charge  More On Great Chalfield Manor Open: Apr-Oct Tue-Thur

Where To Stay in Bradford-on-Avon

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The Tollgate Inn Ham Green Holt near Bradford-on-Avon BA14 6PX  MAP
With picturesque gardens and a dining terrace, this charming inn is set in 1.5 acres of Wiltshire countryside. It has an award-winning restaurant, and a head chef with a Michelin Star.


Best Western Leigh Park Hotel Leigh Road West Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2RA  MAP
Leigh Park Stands within five acres of grounds with its own walled garden and vineyard. It is a relaxing, informal venue located seven miles from the Georgian city of Bath.All twenty two bedrooms have been individually designed with fabrics..


Guest Houses Bed & Breakfasts Inns and Other Hotels

Widbrook Grange Trowbridge Road Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1UH  MAP
This warm, informal and elegant 250 year old Georgian country house is peacefully located in 11 acres of land, 17 minutes from Bath and just 40 minutes from Bristol Airport.

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Old Manor Hotel Trowle Common Bradford-on-Avon BA14 9BL  MAP
Why stay in the centre of Bath with all its parking problems, when you can stay on the outskirts and in the country..? Situated on the London side of Bath, the hotel is a Grade II listed rambling manor and restored farm buildings. Perfect.

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Elbury House Bed & Breakfast Leigh Road Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2RD  MAP
With a beautiful, peaceful location in 6 acres of gardens, this charming, family-run bed and breakfast offers free Wi-Fi, spacious double rooms and wonderful views of Bradford on Avon�s countryside.

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Holiday Cottages

Bradford Views Apartment Flat 3, 10 The Shambles Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1JR
Located on the historic pedestrian walkway "The Shambles" in the very centre of Bradford on Avon is this grade II listed building. Featuring a contemporary d�cor, Bradford Views has free Wi-Fi and views of the River Avon.

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Days Out in and around Bradford-on-Avon

If you are here Bath is a must see - even if for a day trip.

Towns near Bradford-on-Avon To Visit - straight line distance:

Trowbridge Tourist Information (2.63 miles) Bathampton Tourist Information (4.56 miles) Melksham Tourist Information (5.13 miles) Bath Tourist Information (5.32 miles)

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34 Silver Street
Bradford on Avon
BA15 1JX
Tel: 01225 865797
Fax: 01225 868722
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