Planning your visit
Address: Avoncliff Aqueduct, Avoncliff, BA15 2HB View on Google map
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.
Places to eat:
There are lots of picnic spots on the banks of the River Avon, so bring a rug!
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
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