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Bristol & Return.

Start From Hilperton Marina

From Hilperton Marina
Cruising days : 7
Cruising hours : 25 hours
Locks : 28

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.

Visitor moorings are available right in the centre of the city in the floating harbour (mooring charge applies).

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

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The Bristol Return Canal Boat Holidays Route

Useful Information

Bradford on Avon Tourist information www.bradfordonavon.co.uk

Tourist Information www.visitbath.co.uk

www.cotswolds.info/places/bradford-on-avon.shtml

Claverton's Pumping Station www.claverton.org

Bath's American Museum Website Tel. 01225 460503

Fashion Museum www.museumofcostume.co.uk

Roman Baths Website Tel. 01225 477867

Jane Austen centre www.janeausten.co.uk

Bath Abbey www.bathabbey.org

Bristol Tourist information centre www.visitbristol.co.uk

In Bristol visit the historic ship www.ssgreatbritain.org

Bristol Aquarium www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk

At-Bristol is one of the UK's biggest & most exciting interactive science centres & Planetarium www.at-bristol.org.uk

Bristol Zoo www.bristolzoo.org.uk

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