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Getting Through the Lock can be a Challenge

Spent the previous evening moored up on the canal in order to explore Bradford on Avon and set off... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
MooseAlmighty
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Beautiful and peaceful.

I visit this place often. the canal side pubs and restaurants are lovely and of course there is... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Connie R
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Bristol, 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.
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Canalside Car Park | Baileys Barn, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1BX, England
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

We watched several long boats go through the lock. Have a nice cuppa coffee in the garden at the café just adjacent. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Spent the previous evening moored up on the canal in order to explore Bradford on Avon and set off in the morning to pass through the lock towards Bath. It was very busy and there was a 4 boat queue in front of us so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

I visit this place often. the canal side pubs and restaurants are lovely and of course there is only a short walk to the centre of Bradford Upon Avon.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Connie R
Reviewed June 16, 2018

We traveled to Tithe Barn via the Avoncliffe aquaduct - beautiful section of canal. Visiting Bradford on Avon, which is altogether a disappointing town. The lock area itself was manned by the canal trust volunteers and they couldn't be more helpful. Showed us how to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

What a beautiful place this is. So peaceful to just sit and watch the boats passing by on the canal. There are a couple of good pubs here as well. We have just come home from a midweek narrow boat holiday. We chose Black Prince...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Angie P
Reviewed June 12, 2018

What a difference the sunshine makes to our beautiful country.This place is so picture perfect and it’s so easy to let the hours pass by watching the barges going up and down in the locks.England at its finest.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gmoklo
Reviewed May 22, 2018

This is a lovely spot to stop at when on a narrow boat holiday. There are several cafes and taverns to choose from for refreshments. It also has water top up points for the boat. There are usually helpers to get you through the locks.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Alex B
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed watching narrow boats going through the lock on our first day and then went through on our hired narrow boat on second day. It was our first narrow boat experience so we were pleased that we had watched first. Pretty straight forward and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lynno1949
Reviewed May 1, 2018

I was challenged to move the bar for the lock and it was not so hard as I thought. A good laugh and a nice introduction to beautiful Bradford upon Avon.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Berit V
Reviewed April 11, 2018

We absolutely loved it here. We sat on the side of the canal drinking coffee watching the boats going by. Great to watch the locks being opened and closed. Spent a couple of hours also on a canal boat trip which was amazing. We will...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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
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