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Bradford on Avon

Worth visiting

Added on 07 Mar 2020,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 07 Mar 2020

Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

EuroVelo: Capitals Route

Route

0,6 km

Fishguard to London

Route

0,6 km

Bath - Radstock - Frome - Warminster - Salisbury - Eastleigh

Route

4,4 km

Newport - Bath

Tour

0,4 km

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Type of sights

Heritage building(s)

 

Name and address

Bradford on Avon

GB-BA15 1 Bradford on Avon

Geodetic coordinates

51.347857 -2.251081

Communication

Bradford-on-Avon,Town bridge
Bradford-on-Avon,Town bridge
Bradford on Avon, Church Of St Lawrence
Bradford on Avon, Church Of St Lawrence
Bradford on Avon, on the Kennet and Avon canal
Bradford on Avon, on the Kennet and Avon canal
Bradford-on-Avon,Tithe Barn
Bradford-on-Avon,Tithe Barn

Bradford on Avon is a small country town in England between Bath and Trowbridge

Understand

Built in the same fine oolite limestone as Bath, the town was already a settlement in the Iron Age, and people have been living there ever since. The foundations of a large Roman villa - the centre of an estate many miles across - were recently found in the grounds of the town's secondary school, and it has one of England's few surviving Saxon churches and a magnificent medieval Tithe Barn, crowned with one of the largest stone roofs in the country. But the handsome buildings which climb up the hills from the 'broad ford' (and, since Norman times, the bridge) across the river are mostly Georgian, the legacy of a few hundred years of prosperity as a centre of a textile industry making fine woollen cloth from Cotswold sheep. Towards the end of the Georgian period the industry and its money moved north to Yorkshire and Lancashire, and building largely stopped for around 100 years. The old textile mills were taken over in the 20th century by the rubber industry, making goods like tyres (and the small-wheeled Moulton bicycles, briefly famous in the 1960s and 70s as town runabouts), but that too eventually moved away. Today Bradford is largely a residential town.

See

Bradford-on-Avon is a very pretty town and has lots of old buildings and lots of history. It is good for sight-seeing and a peaceful day out. Bradford-on-Avon is also close to the city of Bath, which is also known for its sights.

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Wikivoyage contributors, 'Bradford on Avon', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 15 June 2019, 13:32 UTC, https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Bradford_on_Avon&oldid=3796848 [accessed 7 March 2020]

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Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

EuroVelo: Capitals Route

Route

0,6 km

Fishguard to London

Route

0,6 km

Bath - Radstock - Frome - Warminster - Salisbury - Eastleigh

Route

4,4 km

Newport - Bath

Tour

0,4 km

Added on 07 Mar 2020,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 07 Mar 2020