A Visit to Bradford on Avon– an Utterly Charming Town

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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.IMG_8866Here’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.IMG_8867Bradford on Avon dates back to Roman times, but most of the oldest architecture is from the 17th century. IMG_8888 IMG_8886 IMG_8881 IMG_8878Our 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!

IMG_8872Saint Laurence Church dates back to 705!  Since then, it has also been used as a house, a school and a factory.IMG_8877 IMG_8875 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. IMG_8889We 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!)IMG_8893The whole drive was really pretty– we live in such a beautiful and interesting country!

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3 Responses to A Visit to Bradford on Avon– an Utterly Charming Town

  1. Caroline April 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    Stumbled across your blog via pinterest, wondering what Paleo food was, and have been skipping around various posts for 30 minutes now! Just wanted to say I love your writing – I’ll definitely be a regular visitor here…

  2. Laurel May 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    Love the pics! England is gorgeous.

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