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Avoncliff Aqueduct

One of the most impressive structures on Britain's waterways, the Avoncliff Aqueduct at 100 metres long and 18 metres wide, carries the Kennet & Avon Canal over the River Avon.


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General information

Address: Avoncliff Aqueduct, Avoncliff, BA15 2HB

Visit time: 2hr - 3hrs

Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is limited free parking. Access is down a narrow and steep hill

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Free visitor guide

Great for

Cycle up the towpath and visit the magnificent Dundas Aqueduct, opened in 1805.

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Canoeing


Dundas Aqueduct, Claverton Pumping Station, Barton Farm Country Park

Spot a boat

Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go over the aqueduct!


Picnic spot

There are lots of picnic opportunities on the banks of the River Avon, so bring a rug


You may see:

  • Ducks
  • kingfisher
  • Heron

Look out for Foxglove and Red Clover, as well as deer and wandering badgers. At dusk, you may see the bats that live in the crevices of the famous Aqueduct