Saturday 13 July 2013

Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon is a popular tourist destination in Wiltshire. With its picturesque canal and historic buildings this has to be one of the most beautiful towns in the county. 

With a history dating back to Roman times the town is known for its textile industry. Situated in the Avon Valley on the banks of a hill, the older buildings in the town are constructed from Bath Stone. The River Avon runs right through the town.

Visitors to Wiltshire will have noticed small buildings on some of the old stone bridges. These were town lock ups and where the unruly or drunkards could be placed until punishment or becoming sober.

Bradford on Avon has a range of good restaurants, cafes and pubs along with independent shop owners and small side streets which are a pleasure to stroll around. It is easy to see why it is popular. 

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