An historic market town that is one of the highlights along the Heart of Wessex Line. The town is built on the steep banks of the River Avon, with many fine old cottages and houses built of the local golden coloured limestone. The river is crossed by two historic bridges, one of which includes an intriguing tiny jail. The town thrived from the textile industry during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and there are magnificent old mills dating from this time.
Amongst its historic architectural jewels are the tiny St Laurence church, a Saxon building that is at least 1000 years old, and the magnificent C14th Tithe Barn.
Use our mini guide to find your way from the station into town, Barton Farm Country Park and the Tithe Barn, and the Kennet & Avon Canal.
Much more detailed information, including a useful "Where to shop" guide, is available on www.bradfordonavon.co.uk
Bradford on Avon is also our prettiest and most prized historic station, and the voluntary station adoption group help the station staff to keep it that way. The leader of the group, Dave Walden, won an Outstanding Rail Staff Award in 2008 for his loving care of the station and its customers, and since retiring has set about restoring and expanding the station gardens with a group of dedicated helpers and which have gone on to win awards of their own! Thanks to this group, the station now has splendid replica "Running In" boards that make it easier to see where you are as the train comes into the station.