Things to do in Bradford On Avon and Beyond

Looking for things to do in Bradford On Avon? Great Ashley Farm is located in the ideal area. With so many places and attractions to visit in the area it will make you reluctant to leave but keen to return. We think we have a bit of everything that the West of England has to offer right on our doorstep, so you never run out of things to do and see.

Bradford-on-Avon is just 5 minutes away and is packed with restaurants, cafes, excellent antique shops, bridal shops and an eclectic mix of independent traders. The 7th Century Saxon church of St. Laurance, the Tithe Barn, Kennet and Avon canal are all worth a visit. You can learn more about our beautiful unique little town’s history by visiting the museum located in the library just by the town bridge. A stroll along the towpath takes you to the beautiful hamlet of Avoncliff famed for its aquaduct and the quaint Cross Guns Pub which overlooks the River Avon. Another option is to walk back along the river.

The City of Bath

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Bath is a few short miles away, and we’re sure you’ll want to explore The Roman Baths, Thermae Spa, The Royal Cresent, The Circus, Bath Abbey, or Beckford’s Tower. Architecture not your thing? How about a picnic in one of the many parks? Watch Bath Rugby play at the recreation ground, right in the heart of the city! You won’t find yourself short of places to eat, drink or shop either…If you run out of inspiration on Bath’s elegant Georgian streets, why not visit the Neolithic sites of Avebury, Stonehenge or Cheddar Caves?

The National Trust

Soak up the atmosphere in the many National Trust houses and gardens that are so close to Great Ashley Farm… A National Trust members paradise with The Courts, Holt, Great Chalfield Manor and Westwood Manor in our neighbouring villages, not to mention Lacock with it’s Abbey and Fox Talbot Photography museum,  the beautiful quintessential English Village famed for the filming of Jane Austen’s well known novels, ‘Emma’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’. The Cranford Chronicles & the interior sequences of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets were filmed at Lacock.  The breath taking Stourhead isn’t too far either!  Of course there are miles of footpaths, bridleways and country lanes to explore just out of the front door. Plenty of pubs and restaurants to! Within 5 minutes drive you can have quality English, Italian, Thai, Chinese or Indian cuisine.

We have many parents and visitors of students attending The University of Bath stay with us.  We are perfectly located for the campus.

Things to do | Attractions List

We hope the list below of attractions will help you plan your stay with us. We are always around if you to contact us for any advice about the surrounding area. 


Saxon Town Of Bradford-on-Avon

Kennet and Avon Canal
Saxon Church
Tithe Barn
Walking Tour of Bradford-on-Avon
Bradford-on-Avon Museum

World Heritage City Of Bath

Roman Baths
Jane Austen Museum
City Tour Buses
The Abbey
Pump Rooms
Walking Tour Of Bath
Sally Lunns
Thermae Bath Spa

Market Towns To Visit


Gardens / Historical Places

Iford Gardens – Italianate Gardens
Corsham Court
Farleigh Castle – English Heritage
Great Chalfield – National Trust
The Courts, Holt – National Trust
Westwood Manor – National Trust
Lacock Abbey – National Trust
Prior Park – National Trust
Stourhead – National Trust
Westonbirt Arboretum
Avebury – Stone Circles
Stonehenge – World Heritage Site
Wells Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral



Family Attractions

Riding – Wellow Trekking Centre
Kennet and Avon Canal – Boat hire, Cycle hire, cayaks
Wookey Hole – neolithic caves
Bristol Imax
Bristol Exploritary
Norwood Farm

For The Active

Castle Combe – Skid Pan
Castle Combe Race Circuit
Horse Riding  – Wellow Trekking Centre
Kennet and Avon Canal – Boat, Cycle, and Kayak Hire
Cumberwell Park Golf Course
Wiltshire Cycleway County Route
Bradford-on-Avon Swimming Pool
Bristol Multiplex

For the Walker and Stroller

Macmillan Way
The Ridgeway
Cotswold Way
Kennet and Avon Canal
Walking Tour Of Bradford-on-Avon
Walking Tour Of Bath
Flight of Locks at Devizes

Antique Trails


Websites To Visit