A walk from industry into elegance!
The town rises steeply from the river Avon in terraces seemingly sculpted from the hillside.
Unlike its hedonistic neighbour Bath, Bradford on Avon was unashamedly workaday and business-like, although its merchants and mill owners built exquisite neo-classical townhouses and surprisingly elegant mills in mellowed Bath stone.
On the edge of town we see the site of a hermitage on our way to an architectural jewel, the nationally important Saxon church of St Laurence. A riverside path takes us to another important ancient building, this time a massive fourteenth century tithe barn alongside an old canal.
A walk to remember.