Bradford on Avon has a rich heritage and beautiful architecture, with the added appeal of the River Avon meandering through its centre. It is often described as a mini Bath and there’s plenty to do within walking distance of Timbrell’s Yard. But if you want to explore further afield then the World Heritage city of Bath is a short train ride away.
Take a short drive away and explore the 14th century monastic stone barn, located near the area. This barn is an impressive 51 metres long and boasts an amazing timber cruck roof, making it one of the largest medieval barns in England.
A small volunteer-run museum of the natural and historical heritage of the town of Bradford on Avon and the villages around it -the historic area of the Hundred of Bradford- on the western edge of the County of Wiltshire, in south-west England.
The World Heritage City of Bath is a short train ride away and there are many different ways to view the city’s famous landmarks. There are also several museums (The American Museum, The Fashion Museum, The Jane Austen Centre) or for a stunning walk in National Trust Gardens within walking distance of the centre then a trip to Prior Park Gardens is a must or the Bath Skyline Walk offering 6 miles of marked footpaths.
The Shambles, full of old charm, connects Market and Silver Street, on the site of the medieval market stalls and features several old buildings including one of the only timber-framed buildings in Bradford on Avon, many of the others dates in part to 15th century.
Full of variety, this garden shows the English country style. Peaceful water gardens and herbaceous borders, with organically shaped topiary, demonstrate an imaginative use of colour and planting, creating unexpected vistas. Visitors can stroll through the arboretum with its species of trees and naturally planted spring bulbs.
65ft wide-beam boat for up to 40 passengers operating from Bradford on Avon Wharf Cottage, by the lock, BA15 1LE
Featuring 2 pools (25m/4 lanes and 12m/slides) this is a great pool for families with children. Entrance is located on the river bank path which leads from St Margaret’s car park in the centre of town.