Things to see and do - Bradford-on-Avon
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The houses rising up the hillside above the River Avon give the town its charm. The largest houses built in the creamy-yellow local stone reflect the affluence of the 17C and 18C drapers, when the town was a prosperous textile centre. Built in 1610, the nine-arch bridge has small domed lock-up topped by a weather vane which is a good setting-off point for a stroll around town.
Tourist attractions Bradford-on-Avon : Things to see and do
The Saxon Church of St. Laurence may date from the 7-8C when, as William of Malmesbury records, St Aldhelm built a church here. Having served as a school, cottage and charnel house, the church was re-discovered in 1856. The minute building is tall an..
The nine-arched bridge, built in 1610, has a small square domed chapel, topped by a weather-vane. It is the best starting point for a walk to the top of this attractive town.
The vast, early 14C Tithe Barn has gabled doorways and a superbly constructed wooden roof.
1 Church Street GB - Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN
Adjacent to the River Avon, The Swan is an enchanting 15th-century coaching inn, in the heart of historic Bradford on Avon. Situated 7 miles from Bath, it also offers easy access to Longleat Safari Park, 12 miles away. The individually decorated ro..
Woolley Green GB - BA15 1TX Bradford-on-Avon
42 Monkton Farleigh GB - BA15 2QN Monkton Farleigh
Reputedly Wiltshire's most haunted pub and dating from the 17C. Appealing menus offer classic British dishes with the occasional Asian flavour. Smart bedrooms; those in the converted barn feature their own separate snug with a wood burning stove. Swi..
St Margaret's St GB - BA15 1DA Bradford-on-Avon
Personally and passionately run restaurant in a 350 year old house, with a lovely terrace and charming exposed stone and wattle and daub walls. Skilful, accomplished cooking; interesting, original dishes are based on classical combinations.