The small town of Bradford-on-Avo is located just a short drive from Bath in West Wiltshire and this is the perfect place to visit using a vehicle from Bradford-on-Avon minibus hire. The town combines a rich history with the stunning surrounding natural beauty of the Vale of Pewsey.
Visitors are sure to love taking a stroll along the series of narrow, picturesque streets that comprise the town and are set with quaint cottages. The town’s main marketplace is known locally as The Shambles and is set with a large number of enchanting buildings that date all the way back to the Tudor period.
One of the most iconic landmarks in Bradford-on-Avon is the pretty 14th-century bridge that spans the water of the gently flowing River Avon. Also just a short stroll away the Church of St Laurence, which was constructed in the 7th century and serves as the final resting place for King Edward the Martyr.
People who want to know more about the history and culture of the town, as well as the surrounding area, should pay a visit to Tithe Barn, which is owned and run by English Heritage and serves as a museum that houses a number of impressive displays that focus on local life and history.
People who want to pause for a little refreshment should make their way to Mr Salvat’s Coffee Room. This atmospheric coffee shop features wood paneling as well as a striking design that dates back to the early 1700s. In addition to serving great coffee, Mr Salvat’s Coffee Room acts as a type of living museum as the waiters who work here take orders with quills while wearing knee breeches.
Of course, people who have secured a vehicle from Bradford-on-Avon minibus hire will also be able to use it to explore the surrounding countryside a little. The rolling hills of the Cotswolds can be found within easy driving distance and there are plenty of excellent hiking and walking trails to discover here. Other attractions that are just waiting to be discovered include the stunning manor houses of Great Chalfield, South Wraxall and Monkton Farleigh