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River Avon, England: Address, River Avon Reviews: 4.5/5

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This scenic river runs through the center of Bath and offers pleasant walking trails along its banks and boat tours.
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David D
Devon, UK12,317 contributions
Enjoyed the experiences of walking and sailing along the River
May 2021 • Couples
During our recent stay in Bath, we experienced the River Avon in a number of different ways.

On the first occasion we walked across the Bath Cross Over Bridge (North Parade Bridge). From there we took the steps down to the towpath and we headed off in the direction of the iconic Pulteney Bridge.

On the way, walking the tree lined towpath, we passed the Bath Pavilion, the Sports and Leisure Centre, Bath Rugby and the Beazer Garden Maze. On the riverside is where Pulteney Cruisers is located adjacent to the impressive Pulteney Bridge. We took the stone steps up from the towpath up to Pulteney Bridge.

We did return later to take a short cruise (Pulteney) along the River up as far as Batheaston Toll Bridge and Weir. We also passed Bathampton Mill and Bath Boat Station. We also sailed under Pulteney, Cleveland and Grosvenor Bridges.

We did enjoy both our of experiences along the River.
Written July 5, 2021
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KentEnglandLife
Chatham, UK2,461 contributions
River Avon in Salisbury
Aug 2020
Most reviews on here are from Bristol & Bath,but I walked along the river Avon in Salisbury.
A lovely walk from The Maltings down to Queen Elizabeth Gardens, with a lovely view of the cathedral spire and the bridges along the way.
Not a long walk but well worth it.
Written February 1, 2021
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John
Leavenworth, KS1,297 contributions
Best river in Bath and in Bristol
Dec 2019
The River Avon – There are several rivers named Avon in Britain as Avon is a cognate of the Welsh word afon, or river. The Avon River that flows through Bath and Bristol rises just north of Acton Turville in South Gloucestershire and is navigable from Bath to Bristol. It is 121 km long, the 19th longest river in the United Kingdom. The stretch from the Pulteney Bridge in Bath downstream 700 meters to the Bath Locks and the river at Bristol are particularly popular stretches for riverside strolls, although picturesque bridges span the river throughout its length. Visited late Fall 2019.
Written November 30, 2020
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UOtterTravel
Port Saint Lucie, FL1,285 contributions
Beautiful Vistas
May 2019
We saw the River Avon while in Bath. There were many park areas where people were picnicking and just soaking up the sun on a beautiful day. There were many birds sitting on the weirs and there was a tour boat. Nice and relaxing area.
Written March 23, 2020
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Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,642 contributions
River Avon
Dec 2019 • Family
The River Avon is absolutely beautiful with its running waters, swans, ducks and birds. There are also riverboats for tours and some converted into restaurants. Very nice and relaxing walk along it’s banks.
Written January 28, 2020
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Paul the gardener
Margate, UK125 contributions
Lovely walk
Aug 2019 • Friends
Walked the stretch of the Avon from the Clifton suspension bridge round to the Bristol quay side. Lots of activity on the river, pleasure craft, paddleboarding, canoeing. Lovely scenery up to the suspension bridge. Lots of wild life seen. Nice views of the famous coloured houses, and local and historical architecture. Lovely way to spend a few hours and a nice drink when you get to the famous quayside at one of the cafes and bars.
Written August 18, 2019
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Spekka
St. Gallen, Switzerland995 contributions
Waste Deposits...Oooif
Jul 2019 • Couples
We walked along the stretch in bath from behind Morrison's to Grosvenor Bridge.

While I was pleasantly surprised to see people having jolly japes doing a bit of boating and punting, I was thoroughly disgusted at the amount of animal and even human waste on this path.

Oooif
Written August 4, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia33,825 contributions
Nice river ...
Sep 2018 • Couples
We walked some distance along the river during our short visit to Bath. One of the places was around Pulteney Bridge. A really wonderful spot. The views are beautiful and in some parts quite calm and quiet.
Written December 26, 2018
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David M
Cambridge, UK2,055 contributions
Beautiful in parts, lovely riverside walks
Dec 2018 • Couples
Of course, there are some less attractive parts, but there is work being done to develop riverside walks, often on both sides in the same location, and this really shows off the best of the river.
Written December 17, 2018
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Andrew R
Crewe, UK2,957 contributions
Great place for a walk
Nov 2018 • Solo
I walked the tow path from the railway station up to the weir just downstream from Pulteney Bridge, and there was a lot to see in such a short distance, from the entry point to the canal, the railway bridge, and several impressive road bridges
Written November 17, 2018
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