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It is wonderful to sit by the canal and watch the boats going through the locks Most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
Great little spot

What a lovely couple of hours spent here watching the world go by! The great thing about canals, is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Calne, 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 either direction car park hour trip boat yard canal side nice stop cafe overlooking canal trips relaxing trip lovely scenery both sides victorian engineering
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Georgia71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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.

Thank AvidTraveler12
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!

2  Thank Rex D
Reviewed 24 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

Thank Will E
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

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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
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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