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Great spot for a stroll.

Park in the station car park and walk along the Kennet and Avon canal past the Tithe Barn and Lock... read more

Reviewed today
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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Drank Coffee & watched the Canal Boats Pass by

Nice place to go for a walk, everything appears to be at a slower pace. Stopped for a coffee and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
South West England, 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.
Canalside Car Park | Baileys Barn, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1BX, England
+44 1225 863987
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All reviews canal trust narrow boat watching the boats watch the world lock gates tow path car park either direction pleasant area hour trip boat yard canal side nice stop cafe overlooking canal trips relaxing trip lovely scenery
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Reviewed today 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

Thank juliecdawkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

1  Thank Rex D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Will E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent time just watching the lock in action, not a pretty location but an insight into the action before the railways. Worth a visit just to admire the engineering skills of the 18th century.

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were out and about and found Bradford-on-Avon by mistake! I cannot believe how such a beautiful place has been overlooked as a tourist destination. We went to a tea room there (separate review) and had a quick tour round on foot....More

Thank MrsRGH
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We visited to go on a canal cruise It was interesting to just sit and watch the boats go by We had lunch at the canal trust cafe which was great value enjoyed it We boarded the boat for a canal cruise for a few...More

1  Thank robycoll
Reviewed 19 August 2018

What a lovely place to sit and watch the boats going in and out of the lock spent a good 2 hours there plus you can get a tea or coffee from the tea room there.

1  Thank thomas s
Reviewed 7 August 2018

With 3 canalside pubs and a Trust tearoom in close proximity the Wharf is well worth stopping off to explore. A detour will be well rewarded with the added opportunity to watch the Canal boats navigating the fairly steep lift of the lock. Car parking...More

1  Thank JohnB042
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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