Wiltshire Tourist Guide

Hotels in Bradford on Avon - Wiltshire

Hotels in Bradford on Avon and the surrounding area with a few exceptions are of a high and consistent standard and most are privately owned.

There are only a couple of hotels very close to the centre but others are within easy reach of the town.

Bradford on Avon is a small but very attractive Wiltshire town. The honey coloured Cotswold stone buildings are built down to and along the banks of the River Avon where the ancient bridge forms the focal point of the town. It has a friendly local feel and holds a weekly market’

The Swan hotel is a Grade II listed building adjacent to the 14th century bridge crossing the river. This quality hotel displays the character and charm of an old country inn, has 12 ensuite rooms and is at the heart of this historic town.

A little further from the town is the 26-room luxury family hotel, the Woolley Grange. The hotel is part of the Von Essen Hotels Group. This hotel was a Jacobean Manor House built in the early 17th century and set in 14 acres of its own grounds it offers luxurious massage and beauty therapy, has an outdoor pool to relax by and very much caters for families.

Tired of modern, bland, indifferent, boring hotels? Then you must stay at the unique Old Manor Hotel on the outskirts of Bradford on Avon, where you will enjoy good old traditional English hospitality. The Old Manor Hotel is a delightful Grade 2 Listed Georgian manor and farmhouse building, whose origins date back over 500 years. Together with rambling farm buildings and courtyard The Old Manor has been sympathetically developed over 20 years into a fabulous 19 bedroomed hotel by its owner Tim Burnham.

You will notice that the hotels in Bradford on Avon and the surrounding areas are very much part of the history of the area. The area was a centre of the wool trade, spinning and weaving for six centuries until the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th century and the development of the steam engine overtook the industry and it moved north into the West Riding of Yorkshire. There, another Bradford very soon became ‘the wool capital of the world’!
Bradford on Avon makes an excellent base for visiting the Roman city of Bath, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Avebury and Stonehenge Circles and numerous other ancient sites scattered throughout Wiltshire. Amongst the many other attractions are Castle Combe, the National Trust owned village of Lacock and the stately homes of Longleat and Bowood House all of which are within reach of the town.

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Hotels in Bradford on Avon