Bradford on Avon - Image Visit Wiltshire

Bradford on Avon – Image Visit Wiltshire

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 see’s and do’s:

  • Tithe Barn
  • Barton Manor
  • Lions Annual Fun Day, Victory Park (May)
  • The Peto Garden, Iford Manor Shakespeare Event by Local Dramatic Society (June)
  • Kennet & Avon Canal Boat Trips, K & A Cottage by Lock Preservations Trust
  • Gardens Open Day (July)
  • Bradford on Avon Museum, the Town Lock-up; Bridge Street
  • Westwood Manor
  • Secret Gardens on the last Sunday of April; May; June and July
  • Heritage Open Days (September)
  • Walking Festival (September)
  • Farmers Markets the last Sunday of every month in Lambs Yard and each Thursday in Westbury Gardens/Library car park.

This introduction to Bradford on Avon is from the Visit Wiltshire website, please visit to discover more about Wiltshire.