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Top Tourist Spots in Bradford On Avon

Top Tourist Spots in Bradford On Avon

Take a step back in time and visit the beautiful town of Bradford On Avon. The beauty of the architecture, canals and rivers make Bradford On Avon a unique and delightful town to visit. Historical marks have been left by our ancient ancestors, such as the Romans, Saxons, Normans, Georgians and Victorians, which makes the town truly unique.

We want you to make the most out of your visit and have carefully selected the top tourist spots in Bradford On Avon…

Captivating Canal Walks

Take a stroll along the Bradford On Avon canal towpath. Enjoy the stunning scenery of colourful narrowboats, old stone bridges and naturally beautiful surroundings.

Bradford On Avon is a family-friendly location, where you can make the most of your travels and enjoy the local attractions and surroundings with your loved ones. You can take a relaxing walk along the canal, feed the ducks in the rivers nearby and the children can have fun in the playground area.

You can even hire out a narrowboat for the day and experience canal life at it’s best! This waterway adventure is suitable for all ages. Both adults and children can enjoy working the locks, running along the towpath and make the most of being boat captain for a day! For narrowboat hire enquiries, click here.

Relaxing Retail Therapy

Enjoy an afternoon of retail therapy. Wander around the streets of Bradford On Avon and visit the quaint, independent shops along the cobbled pavements. Followed by a rest stop at one of the local cafés or restaurants to fuel your travels.

You’ll find fashionable boutique stores, book and gift shops and quaint delicatessens and a fromagerie. Bradford On Avon town is the perfect place to enjoy the friendly atmosphere and browse the unique and independent shops.

Delve into the History of The Tithe Barn

One of the country’s finest examples of medieval, monastic barns. The Tithe Barn is a marvellous 14th century monastic stone barn, 51 metres long, with a wonderful timber cruck roof. The Tithe Barn occupies the south side of what was a large, oblong farmyard. The Kennet and Avon Canal runs a little way above the barn, separated from the farmyard by a stone boundary wall.

Enjoy a peaceful stroll around the Tithe Barn and admire the astonishing architecture, history and picturesque views. Tithe Barn workshops can also be found near the medieval barn. You will find a collection of resident artists, independent galleries, craft workers and antiques. You could also satisfy your sweet tooth with a spot of afternoon tea in the traditional English Tearoom, set in tranquil gardens alongside the workshops.

To find out more about the history of the Tithe Barn click here.

Find Tranquillity at The Peto Garden

The Peto Garden at Iford Manor is an award-winning, Grade I Italian-Style garden. It is famous for its tranquil beauty. The home of architect and landscape gardener Harold Peto, from 1899-1933. Unique and romantic, this hillside garden is a top tourist spot in Bradford On Avon. Well-known for its sculptures, steps, terraces, and magnificent rural views.

At weekends, you can visit the Housekeeper’s Tearoom. They serve a selection of delicious cakes, cream teas and home-made delights. They also serve a variety of loose leaf teas to quench your thirst and to wash down those tasty treats.

Extend your travels at Leigh Park Hotel

If you want to extend your time in Bradford On Avon, then why not consider staying at The Leigh Park Hotel. Situated in the picturesque town of Bradford On Avon, our classical Georgian Country House Hotel offers a warm welcome, comfortable and elegant rooms and 5 acres of landscaped gardens, overlooking the Wiltshire Downs.

For the best rates click here or call us directly on 01225 864885

Wedding Offer

On selected dates including some Saturdays in 2018 and 2019, you can tie the knot at the Leigh Park Hotel and thoroughly enjoy our magnificent setting.

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