Local Area

Bradford on Avon and the surrounding area has many attractions for all the family. You will always find something to do whatever the weather. Below is a selection of videos, photographs and links to places of of interest and local attractions.

  • Bradford on Avon
    Explore the many shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs in the town and take a wander down to Barton Farm Country Park for either a walk along the river or visit the magnificent 14th Century Tithe Barn, West Barn and small craft shops. On your way don’t miss the Saxon Church, which is one of the oldest churches in England dating back to the 1120s.
  • Bradford on Avon River & Barton Farm Country Park
    Barton Farm Country Park is a delightful 36-acre countryside facility bounded by the River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal that offers something for everyone – walking, rowing, fishing, nature study or just relaxing with a picnic by the River Avon. The Park was acquired by Wiltshire Council in 1971 and is open to visitors all year round, free of charge.
  • Kennet and Avon Canal Bradford on Avon
    A mecca for cyclists, walkers and boat lovers. The Kennet and Avon Canal Bradford On Avon runs from Bristol to Reading and took 16 years to construct. It was opened in 1810 and used to transport many products by barge and narrow boat along its route. Wandering across some of England’s most beautiful countryside the Kennet and Avon canal links England’s Canals via the River Thames at Reading with the Bristol Channel.


  • Bath
    6 miles - The Roman World Heritage City boasts some of the finest architecture in the world and is famous for a number of landmarks including The Roman Baths, The Abbey and The Royal Crescent.
  • Thermae Bath Spa
    Britain's only natural spa offers a fantastic natural hot spa complex featuring rooftop pool with panoramic city views and a range of health treatments and massage. An ideal way to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon.
  • Castle Combe
    Castle Combe has been called 'The prettiest village in England' and has played host to many filming activities. There is also a nearby racetrack with various events, Karting and race driving school. Day courses available.
  • Lacock Abbey
    The Abbey located in the 13th century village of Lacock, protected by the National Trust. One of Britain's most beautiful villages and home of the Fox-Talbot museum of photography. Another of Wiltshires famed filming locations.
  • Bowood House
    bowood house and gardens date back to the 18th century and is one of capability browns finest parks. For the children there's a large adventure playground famous for its 19ft vertical drop 'death slide'!
  • Longleat House
    Approximately 13 miles away - A superb day out for all the family with the Wildlife Safari Park, Adventure Playground, Elizabethan Mansion of the Marquis of Bath with house tours, house exhibitions and formal gardens.
  • Stonehenge
    One of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life.
  • Westbury White Horse
    Carved in chalk downs - Stunning views. The wind ensures this is always a great place to fly a kite, and at weekends the sky is often full of hang gliders and paragliders. Wiltshire also has 7 other white horses!!
  • Westonbirt Arboretum
    One of the most spectacular tree gardens in the world. An historical collection of over 3,000 different trees and shrub species.
  • Stourhead
    Stourhead in Wiltshire is a world famous 18th century landscape garden and palladian mansion cared for by the National Trust.
  • Dyrham Park
    The National Trust's Dyrham Park, near Bristol and Bath, is a spectacular late 17th-century mansion, garden and deer park.
  • Avebury
    Ancient village within world-famous stone circle at the heart of a prehistoric landscape. Archaeological finds displayed in on-site museum.

Around the area there are many other attractions and things to do in Bradford on Avon and the surrounding area for all the family. Some examples include – Wookey Hole Caves, which are caves formed in the limestone hills in the village of Wookey Hole. Cheddar Gorge and Caves – A stunning gorge with near vertical cliffs with a labyrinth of underground caves and tunnels. Bristol Zoo – Located about 40 minutes away, provides a fun packed day for all the family.

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Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2PQ
Tel: 01225 869230 / 07967 444505
email: enquiries@cumberwellcountrycottages.com

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