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This scenic river runs through the center of Bath and offers pleasant...

This scenic river runs through the center of Bath and offers pleasant walking trails along its banks and boat tours.

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Some great stretches

From Stratford to Eckington and further afield the Avon is picturesque and blessed with plenty of pubs cafes and opportunities for boating. Top river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

From Stratford to Eckington and further afield the Avon is picturesque and blessed with plenty of pubs cafes and opportunities for boating. Top river.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I swear some of these people have either been on a totally different trip, or are just the type of people who love to moan about just about anything! These boat trips are magical! I have been several times before and have been on the last one today, as at the weekend they will be stopping for the winter months.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

After recommendations and general positive mutterings amongst friends and aquaintences, I thought it was time to check out the wild swimming spots along the river avon between Bristol and Bath. I had heard that it was jolly nice to cycle along the bristol to bath cycle path (old railway route) and stop for a dip in saltford. We spotted a... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The Avon is best viewed from the Clifton Suspension Bridge along the Avon Gorge to the north and towards the Cumberland Basin to the south. It flows through Bristol and is largely ignored. The Floating Harbour maintains the water at a constant level and includes the original Bristol Docks, the M Shed Bristol Museum, and good places to eat around... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Chances are, if you view the Avon from the viewpoint of the Clifton Suspension bridge, you will see more mud than water. It is not surprising that hundreds of years ago, when the port of Bristol was right in the city, boats were built with flat bottoms so that they could 'sit' on the mud when the tide was out... More 

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Worcester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We travelled through Bath en route from Bristol to Devizes on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Very picturesque.

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Wetherby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The reason this is called the River Avon, along with others in this country of ours, is because the word Avon, in Roman times meant River! Therefore there are numerous River avons' or literally River river! Take the short harbour cruise. very informative and pleasant.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Whilst at the Bristol Harbour Festival on Sunday I took a boat trip along the river with my boyfriend and parents aboard the Bristol Packet. The trip lasted about 45 minutes and went as far as the Cumberland Basin and back again. I've therefore only seen a very small part of the river as it stretches for miles. Aboard the... More 

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Shaldon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

By its very nature it is a muddy river but it a most scenic gorge and has some wonderful walks and views

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Mention this great river and it embodies Bath and Bristol, as well as numerous pretty villages. The river has seen trade for hundreds of years and is now the venue for all kinds of water sports, as it wends its' way to Avonmouth and the Bristol Channel.

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