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Avoncliff Aqueduct

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Planning your visit

Address: Avoncliff Aqueduct, Avoncliff, BA15 2HB

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

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

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

Cycle up the towpath and visit the equally magnificent Dundas Aqueduct, opened in 1805. Both were built by the architect and engineer, John Rennie.

Walk the otherway along the towpath, passing the Barton Farm Country Park and you easily reach the bigger village of Bradford-upon-Avon.

 

Things to do and see

Take to the towpath:

Places to eat:

Picnic spot:

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

Wildlife spotting:

You'll see all the usual water birds, but look out for foxgloves and Red Clover, as well as deer and wandering badgers. At dusk, you may see the bats that live in the crevices of the aqueduct

Getting here

By boat - take a look at our local visitor mooring maps for Avoncliffe (Ts & Cs apply)

By car - there is limited free parking. Access is down a narrow and steep hill

By train - Avoncliffe request stop train station is just by the aqueduct

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