Rest & Play

Rest & Play

National Trust in and around Bradford on Avon

National Trust You will be spoilt for choice; The Courts, Westwood Manor, Great Chalfield Manor and Laycock Abbey are within 15 minutes of Leigh House. Other days out could include Dyrham House, Stourhead, Cley Hill, Lytes Cary Manor, Montacute House, Tintinhull Garden and Tyntesfield. That’s without even visiting Bath or Stonehenge...
Tithe Barn One of the best preserved in the country and a glorious location between the canal and the river.
Iford Manor Medieval Manor house by the River Frome with the Italianate Peto Gardens hosting Opera and Classical music concerts through the summer.

Exercise & Sporting in Bradford on Avon

Canoe Hire Hire a Canadian Canoe and paddle through the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal.
Bike Hire Towpath Trails by the Canal through the Cotswolds to Bath or Bristol
Swimming Visit Bradford on Avon Leisure Centre
Spa Facilities In Bath (12 minutes by train) - Millennium Spa with Rooftop pool and Terrace
Golf Wiltshire’s only 36 holes course is at Cumberwell Park, rated as 4* by Golf World, is half a mile away. Enjoy a round or two and relax in the friendly clubhouse.
Racing & Track Days Whether it’s a Ferrari or a rally car that does it for you,test out your skills with various racing experiences at the famous Castle Coombe motor racing circuit.
Rugby Watch the City of Bath's finest at the Rec (12 minutes by train). We recommend that you buy tickets in advance.

Entertainment around Bradford on Avon

Museum Above the library – Bradford on Avon through the ages, surprisingly interesting!
Vineyard Wine tasting at AvonLeigh Vineyard, just over the road!
Pubs/Bistro Ancient cosy pubs/Gastropubs abound with eight of them recommended by the Good Pub Guide within walking distance.
Restaurants From Italian to Thai via Eastern Fusion, Bradford on Avon is well served with wonderful local restaurants including the recently opened Three Gables with fine dining Mediterranean style.
Theatre In Bath (12 minutes by train) the Theatre Royal - one of the oldest and most beautiful in Britain.
Cinema In Bath (12 minutes by train) ‘The Little Theatre Cinema’ (a small cozy cinema serving food and wine) as well as an Odeon.
Ballooning Take to the skies and float over Bath and the Cotswolds in a hot air balloon or stay grounded and visit the world famous Balloon Festival in Bristol in August.
Longleat Safari Park Fun for all the family all year round!

Walks around Bradford on Avon

Walks Take a guided walk around Bath or Bradford on Avon. Or discover the glorious countryside for yourself with wonderful walks through the Limpley Stoke Valley stopping at the Inn at Freshford or the Cross Guns by the aquaduct for refreshment. Climb to the White Horse at Westbury for amazing views and treat yourselves to a well deserved ice cream at the top.

Shopping around Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon The town is proud of all its independent shops and Farmers Market, held weekly on Thursday mornings.
  There is a real sense of community here with people shopping locally. A co-operative has been set up to support the smaller businesses in Lamb Yard with the Made In Bradford On Avon shop. You can buy everything from local honey to paintings, lightshades ,craftwork and jewellery. There are a surprising amount of interesting shops for a small town.
  Bradford on Avon also has some wonderful Tea Shops to rest and gather your breath before shopping some more.
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The Bake House
The Bake House Boutique self catering accomodation on the edge of the Cotswolds More information »
The Barn
The Barn The Tithe Barn has recently been converted to a very high standard. More information »
Gym & Games
Gym & Games The old dairy has been converted into a gym and games room. More information »
Sauna Relax in the gorgeous surroundings of these medieval buidings More information »