Bradford on Avon
Trowbridge Road, Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1UD
Routes: South of England Circuit
Waterways: Kennet and Avon Canal, River Avon, Somerset Coal Canal
Below is a selection of Narrowboat routes that we have hand picked to help you decide which holiday you would like to take.
Set within the marina in the picturesque Cotswold town of Bradford on Avon, our base is a perfect start point for a range of holidays to suit all levels of experience and endeavour!
You can head west towards Bath and onto Bristol for culture and retail therapy or you can head east for Caen Hill locks in Devizes and a real adventure - both just a gentle cruise away and both requiring a sense of adventure and bags. Bags? In Bath, to carry all your purchases and in Devizes, bags of enthusiasm and energy!
Before you head off, you might like to explore the eclectic mix of Saxon, Medieval, Tudor, Georgian and Industrial Revolution architecture and the Tithe Barn is worth a visit - you might recognize it as it's been used for a film set on many occasions.
So, eastwards will take you through some of Wiltshire's best scenery towards the historic, pretty market town of Devizes and the ﬂight of 29 Caen Hill locks, rising 235ft and taking around 5-6 hours to do. Locks may seem a bit daunting at first, but they're easy once you've gone through your first one and there's often an appreciative audience ready to applaud!Travelling through the heart of an ancient landscape, passing close to the Avebury Stones, you can wind your way onwards to Hungerford, Newbury and Reading on a longer cruise.