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Friendly staff to help with narrow boat

We had four days trying out a narrow boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal. It was cold but fun made a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liz B
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London, United Kingdom
Lovely canal

Great spot if you like to see boats go through locks (and it is a very deep lock). There are a... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
rotterdam0892
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bradford-on-Avon Wharf was once the busiest wharf on the Kennet & Avon Canal. Today, it’s a great place to spot historic canal features.
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Canalside Car Park | Baileys Barn, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1BX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had four days trying out a narrow boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal. It was cold but fun made a lot better by a warming visit to Baileys Barn where we had a welcome cuppa and a full English breakfast. The volunteers at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Liz B
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great spot if you like to see boats go through locks (and it is a very deep lock). There are a couple of pubs nearby as well if you fancy a drink. Otherwise, just sit in the sun and watch the world go by.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

we enjoy walking the dogs along here and stopping to watch the canal boats pass through, beautiful on a sunny day

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom R
Reviewed 7 November 2018

It is wonderful to sit by the canal and watch the boats going through the locks Most relaxing! The Barge Inn is a lovely pub

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank JethrotheMutant
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

What a lovely couple of hours spent here watching the world go by! The great thing about canals, is the pace is slow and easy - a wonderful change to modern life. It is still beautiful even when the weather isn't, and the narrow boats...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Georgia71
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Park in the station car park and walk along the Kennet and Avon canal past the Tithe Barn and Lock Inn pub and you will find this lock,always busy with people watching the barges going in and out. Stop for a cup of tea and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank juliecdawkins
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Nice place to go for a walk, everything appears to be at a slower pace. Stopped for a coffee and watched the barges and life pass us by - very atmosheric.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Went here recently and walked the canal path into town. On returning sat and had a coffee and watched the boats go by. Very relaxing!

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Rex D
Reviewed 25 September 2018

For my good friend’s 60’th birthday his son hired a arrow boat in Hilperton and with his son daughter I. Law and grandchildren we ambled down the Kennet and Avon canal to Bradford on Avon.The children loved the experience of being in the water, we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 101wille
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We had a lovely day , the buildings were amazing ,,so pretty,,we had coffee out and sat by the Avon . Will go back for a longer time there

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patricia B
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hi you can contact The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust on 07503445393 the boat can carry up to 50 people I think regards helviticus 0 seconds ago
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