The waterways are at the heart of this pretty market town. Both the Kennet & Avon Canal and the River Avon flow through it, making it a haven for boating and canoeing. Boat trips on the canal from the historic wharf are a great way to see the town’s sights.
Although Bradford-on-Avon is known for its elegant Georgian architecture, it is also full of wonderful old buildings from the Saxon, Medieval and Tudor periods. A huge 14th-century timbered tithe barn sits on the banks of the canal.
The canal towpath makes an attractive walking and cycling route through the town. If you want to venture further afield, it is an easy walk or cycle ride down the towpath to Avoncliff Aqueduct. This grand old stone structure carries the canal over the river and the railway line.