Kennet Cottage
Self-catering accommodation in the beautiful Saxon town of Bradford on Avon Wiltshire
  Places to Visit and Activities  
shops in Market street Bradford on Avon

Absolutely all facilities are nearby, including a public swimming pool, and an attractive riverside park. There is a choice of takeaway food from Indian or Chinese restaurants or the local fish and chips shop.
The town has interesting craft workshops, a library, museum, swimming pool, shops, and there is a medium sized supermarket 700m from the house. The town centre offers many pubs and specialist restaurants, all serving food in the evenings.

Shops in Bradford on Avon
Bath Abbey Stonehenge and Salisbury cathedral

The cottage is within easy reach by car, bus or train of the World Heritage City of Bath.

Further afield other places of interest include: Bristol. Salisbury, Stonehenge and Cheddar Gorge.

Attractions nearby include National Trust garden The Courts at Holt, Westwood Manor and Prior Park Landscape Garden in Bath.

Stourhead is less than an hour's short drive away and Longleat with its great house, gardens and animal park is a similar distance.

Bradford on Avon also hosts the Wiltshire Music Centre with regular recitals. There is also live music in some of the pubs and restaurants.

St lawrence saxon church Bradford on Avon Wiltshire Bridge of the river Avon at Bradford on Avon
Twelfth Century Saxon church of St Lawrence Bridge over the River Avon at Bradford on Avon

A tall but tiny Saxon church rescued from obscurity in the 19th Century has turned out to be one of the most important buildings of its age in Britain.

The main bridge over the River Avon dates back to the 17th Century. The bridge incorporates a blind house

Canal lock at Bradford on Avon  

The Kennet and Avon Canal lock at Bradford on Avon is always a busy interesting place to visit and it is just outside Kennet Cottage

the Tithe Barn Bradford on Avon The Tithe Barn at Bradford on Avon roof timber structure inside.
Exterior view of the Tithe Barn at Bradford on Avon Interior view of the Tithe Barn showing the timber roof structure

The town is home to an impressive 14th Century Tithe barn, situated alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal overloooking the River Avon


narrow boat on Kennet and Avon canal Canoeing on the river Avon

Narrowboat trips

Canoeing on the River Avon

girl playing tennis cycle shop and canoes hire
Tennis Cycling: hire a bike or a canoe 
Cyclists in park River Avon
Cyclists in the Country Park Riverside walks
fishing on the River Avon at Bradford on Avon  Dad and children in swimming pool 
Fishing  Swimming 
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