Wiltshire Tourist Guide

Accommodation in Bradford on Avon - Wiltshire

Accommodation in Bradford on Avon and the surrounding area is generally of a very high and consistent standard.

There are plenty of B&Bs; available both inside and outside the town with farmstay and self-catering in abundance. Hotels in Bradford on Avon and the surrounding area are mostly privately owned and you can expect good friendly service and attention to detail.

Bradford on Avon is particularly handy for visiting the Roman city of Bath, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Avebury and Stonehenge Circles, both World Heritage Sites dating from the Neolithic and Megalithic era and a whole multitude of ancient sites scattered throughout Wiltshire. Castle Combe, the National Trust owned village of Lacock, stately homes of Longleat and Bowood House are also within easy reach of the town.

There are small informal camping sites around Wiltshire within reach of the town. Merkins Farm is one such example being situated on the outskirts of the picturesque Saxon town of Bradford on Avon and only 8 miles from Bath. The area boasts a wealth of National Trust properties, two within walking distance and the Wiltshire cycle route literally on the doorstep and the Kennet and Avon Canal in Bradford on Avon. Merkins Farm also offer 3 well-appointed holiday cottages.

Further away between the town and Trowbridge is Stowford Manor Farm which is a small family run camp site with the river Frome on one side next to the medieval buildings of Stowford Farm. 200 metres downstream from the campsite is the only river swimming club in the country and you can become an instant member for a small fee. Bed and breakfast is available in the Mill House where the bedrooms overlook the tranquil setting of the garden and the river. A family suite is available that can accommodate up to a family of 5 is also available.

Lest we forget Accommodation in Bradford on Avon has to include a Canal Holiday on the tranquil Kennet Avon Canal. This is perhaps the ultimate in ‘slow travel’ and provides arguably the ultimate eco-friendly means of seeing and enjoying Wiltshire. Travelling at a leisurely 4mph you have the freedom to explore every inch of the landscape.Sally Narrowboats of Bradford on Avon hire canal boats sleeping from 2-10 persons. They are based in the Marina just off the Trowbridge road which being easily accessible from both the M4 and M5 motorways makes it a first choice destination for those travelling from much of the UK.

Accommodation in Bradford on Avon