Bradford on Avon
Bradford on Avon Activities and Things to Do
Known as the “Last Outpost of the Cotswolds”, Bradford on Avon is a beautiful town to visit. With the iconic Kennet and Avon Canal and some great places to eat this is one to enjoy. If you want an active break this town has good walking and cycling routes as well as the chance to mess about on the water.
Getting to Bradford on Avon
Bradford on Avon is within a 10 minute drive of Bath and is just off the A36. There are direct train lines from London and Bristol, and Bristol Airport is a short drive away. Why not arrive in style on a canal boat and raise a few eyebrows.
What’s on and Where to Go
Bradford on Avon might come across as a twee country town but there is more going on here than may first appear. From food festivals to farmers markets and antique fairs there is something happening most of the time. Walks leave Bradford on Avon each week to explore the surrounding countryside. The famous bridge is probably the most photographed sight in town, and Bradford on Avon also has a blind house or historic lock up where drunks would be deposited in Victorian times.
Bradford on Avon has some interesting things to do.
On the second Sunday each month there are free guided walks of this historic town by the locals. In addition to that Bradford on Avon has miles of trails and country pubs.
There are boat trips on the Avon and visitors can also rent one for the day and go at their own speed. Try the Bath and Dundas Canal Company.
For cycling and canoeing take a look at Towpath Trail where visitors can hire bikes and canoes for an active day out.
After all the activities in Bradford on Avon you may not be up to a night on the town so it is just as well it is a sleepy place. Relax at one of the local pubs such as the Lock Inn beside the canal. The Fat Fowl is another popular restaurant in Bradford on Avon, as is the Thai Barn.