One of the most compelling features about Bradford on Avon is its unique position on the edge of the Cotswolds facing the River Avon.
The ancient bridge in the centre of the town remains its natural focus and the bridge still retains two of its original 13th-century arches.
The historical view from the main bridge incorporates the hill above the town which is dotted with the old weavers' cottages and the river bank flanked with the 19th-century former cloth mills.
Visiting Bradford on Avon means the visitor gets the best of everything, shopping, accommodation; restaurants and inns; river; canal and most of all an amazing history that can be found at every turn.
Must sees and dos:
Tithe Barn, Pancake Race across the Town Bridge (February), Barton Manor, Lions Annual Fun Day, Victory Field (May) The Peto Garden, Kennet & Avon Canal Boat Trips, K & A Cottage by Lock Preservations Trust Gardens Open Day (July), Bradford on Avon Museum, the Town Lock-up, Westwood Manor, Wiltshire Music Centre, Secret Gardens on the last Sunday of May and June, Heritage Open Days (September): Walking Festival (September); Arts Festival ending lantern procession and summer party in Westbury Gardens and Lantern (September), Farmers' Markets the last Sunday of every month in Lambs Yard and each Thursday in Westbury Gardens/Library car park.
Parking & Transport
- Car Parks
Towns & Villages
- Information Centre
- Train station
Map & Directions
Bradford on Avon is only 18 miles from the M4 motorway which links Wiltshire with London and Bristol and the main M5 artery leading north and south.
Public Transport Directions
There is a railway station at Bradford on Avon, situated within walking distance of the town itself.
The station is only one stop from the World Heritage City of Bath and serves the West Country and Wales with links to London from Westbury.
Local buses from Bradford on Avon direct to Bath and surrounding area.