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The Bristol and return is an ideal canal boat holidays cruising route for you to explore.

Bristol and return holiday cruising route.

This is a recommended canal boat holidays route.

For an easy weekend to combine cruising and exploring, spend a day in Bradford on Avon and another cruising to the base of the Devizes flight. Perhaps use this as a 'taster' weekend to take a look at the impressive rise to Devizes, incorporating the notable Caen Hill Locks, one of the most impressive flights of locks in the UK.

Varied and delightful shops and restaurants line Bradford on Avon's narrow streets made all the more glorious with multi-coloured hanging flower baskets.

25 hours cruising would elsewhere be considered little more than a short break, but here the route includes Bradford on Avon, Bath, Bristol and, unusually, many more towns and villages that the canal passes through the centre of. Having followed the route of the River Avon by canal, after Bath the navigation uses the River itself, reverting to canal to divert into Bristol city centre.

Some stunning weirs accompany each river lock down to Bristol.

Museums and waterside features reflect the city's former importance as a sea port.

Frequent reminders of the route's industrial history such as the brass mill at Kelston are found within rolling valley countryside.

Bristol & return

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Bristol and return from Hilperton

Book From : Hilperton Marina

7 day canal boat hire.

25 Hours cruising time.

28 Locks.


Useful Bristol and return information

Visit Bath Website
Claverton Pumping Station Website
Telephone : 01225 483001
The American Museum in Britain Website
Telephone : 01225 460503
The Roman Baths Website
Telephone : 01225 477785
Fashion Museum Website
Telephone : 01225 477789
Jane Austen Centre Website
Telephone : 01225 443000
Bath Abbey Website
Telephone : 01225 422462
Visit Bradford on Avon area Website
Telephone : 01225 422462
SS Great Britain Website
Telephone : 0117 926 0680
Bristol Aquarium Website
Telephone : 0117 929 8929
At-Bristol Science Centre Website
Telephone : 0117 909 2000
Bristol Zoo Website
Telephone : 0117 974 7300
The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust Website
Telephone : 01380 721279
Trowbridge Museum Website
Telephone : 01225 751339
Bradford on Avon tourist information Website
Telephone : 01225 865797
Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park Website
Telephone : 0117 986 4929
Bristol Tourist Information Centre Website
Telephone : 0906 711 2191
M Shed Website
Telephone : 0117 352 6600
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Website
Telephone : 0117 922 3571
Cabot Circus Shopping Centre Website
Telephone : 0117 952 9361
Westwood Manor Website
Telephone : 01225 863374
The Shire Shopping Centre Website
Telephone : 01225 777255
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