On the way home from our recent trip to Bath, we paid a visit to Bradford on Avon. It’s such a charming town! We weren’t there for much time at all, and it was cold and windy– but we stayed long enough to take a little walk and for me to snap some photos to share with you.Here’s the River Avon. I wish I got a good picture of the bridge– it has a very small tower on it where the town trouble-makers would be locked up overnight, once upon a time.Bradford on Avon dates back to Roman times, but most of the oldest architecture is from the 17th century. Our host in Bath had told us about a cool walk we could take through some narrow paths above the river. I believe we found some parts of the walk, but not all. It was fun, though!
Saint Laurence Church dates back to 705! Since then, it has also been used as a house, a school and a factory. It was a short, quick walk around the town, but we saw so much beauty in very little time. We were so glad we had stopped in this town. We went to a little café called The Grumpy Badger for some lunch, and stopped at a wine shop to pick up some good Somerset cider before heading back home to Bury St. Emunds.
Something Jeff and I really loved about being in this part of England was the hills. East Anglia is extremely flat so mountains and hills bring something like fresh air to our souls through our eyes. (Not the most eloquent way to put it, I know!)The whole drive was really pretty– we live in such a beautiful and interesting country!