Local attractions

We are in close proximity to a number of great local attractions

Local attractions

We are in close proximity to a number of great local attractions

Bradford-on-Avon Wharf

Once the busiest wharf-side on the historic Kennet & Avon Canal, this stretch of canal frontage to the west of the town is a delightful spot to spend a few hours watching the narrow boats pass through the lock. Explore historic canal features, take a canal boat ride then enjoy a leisurely stroll along the towpath to work up an appetite for delicious food and drink at one of the plentiful cafes, taverns and restaurants on the waterside.

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Situated in a picturesque hillside in the Frome River valley, right on the border of Wiltshire and Somerset and just a few minutes’ drive from Bradford-on-Avon are the atmospheric ruins of the 14th Farleigh Hungerford Castle.

Take a tour with an audio guide (available from the on-site shop) and discover the colourful and interesting history of this hidden gem, run by English Heritage. It’s seldom very busy, and the perfect picnic spot.

Bath & Longleat

Bradford-on-Avon is only a few miles by taxi from the magnificent city of Bath, which is packed with all sorts of fascinating attractions from it’s unique Georgian architecture to the ancient Roman baths and Costume Museum.

Another major attraction in the area is the Longleat Estate with its Safari Park, stately home and numerous exciting entertainments.

Iford Manor

Mere minutes from Bradford-on-Avon lies the Grade 1 listed Iford Manor with its internationally renowned Italianate terraced gardens that cover around twenty acres. The gardens, designed by Harold Peto, are breath-taking, as is the backdrop of beautiful countryside.

A tearoom serves home-made cakes at this tranquil spot which is a delightful diversion for a few hours with its cool pools, statuary and historical plantings. Not child friendly because of unfenced ponds, and difficult for those with walking difficulties because of the steep terraces.