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Bath to Bradford on Avon (3 nights) Thursday 24 October 2019

Bradford on Avon

This short break cruise begins in the elegant city of Bath, a World Heritage site with a plethora of stunning architecture and interesting attractions and well worth exploring before joining us for your cruise.

Along the canal the city’s unique style is echoed in its ornate bridges and tunnels making this urban stretch of water both scenic and interesting. We begin our journey passing through three of the city’s six locks and heading East through the stylish suburb of Bathwick to the picturesque village of Bathampton. The parish church of St Nicholas here is the final resting place of Captain Arthur Phillip, the founder of the first British penal colony in Australia and first governor of New South Wales.

Beyond Bathampton, the canal winds through spectacular countryside to Claverton, and the 200 year old Claverton pumping station, home to a wooden water wheel once used to drive pumps lifting much needed water 48ft from the River Avon into the canal. The wheel and pumps have been undergoing restoration for a number of years and have recently been successfully restarted. The station plans to begin opening to visitors during 2017 so a visit may be possible.

Continuing East, we reach Dundas Wharf and the delightfully named ‘Brassknocker Basin’ where what remains of the narrow Somerset Coal Canal joins the Kennet and Avon. Here John Rennie’s ornate Dundas aqueduct carries the canal elegantly across the River Avon. The Aqueduct, named in honour of Sir Charles Dundas, the first chairman of the Kennet and Avon Canal Company is also a scheduled ancient monument. Once across the aqueduct, our cruise follows the contours of the scenic Limpley Stoke Valley to another of Rennie’s masterpieces, the magnificent Avoncliff Aqueduct, where the canal re-crosses the Avon and continues on to Bradford on Avon.

This charming Cotswold town boasts a beautifully restored 14th century Tithe Barn close to the canal and the historic town centre nestles on the banks of the River Avon, influenced by its prominent status as a centre for wool and textiles for almost six centuries. We aim to arrive in good time to allow guests the opportunity to visit both the Tithe Barn and Town Centre

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Cost per person for this cruise £580.00*                                     Deposit required £290.00 per cabin

To book please select the required number of cabins below. Our three cabins are identical and can all be configured as either twin or double bedded rooms according to your preference.

Please refer to our terms and conditions before booking. If you have any questions or specific requirements please contact us

Twin/Double Cabin Bath to Bradford on Avon Thursday 24 October 2019

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Price: £290.00

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Price: £290.00

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*based on 2 people sharing a twin/double cabin. Single supplement applies, please see our 2019 price list

.2019 Cruise Schedule

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