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Things to do in Kennet and Avon Canal

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“There are many fantastic places to visit in Bath! We have provided loads of information at the cottage.”
  • 176 locals recommend
History Museum
“SS Great Britain is a museum ship and former passenger steamship built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
“Thermae Bath Spa is the original day spa experience based on healing waters that have attracted visitors to the area for more than 8,000 years. Today it is a fusion of historic and contemporary style with a wide range of thermal facilities including baths fed by the city’s natural thermal, mineral-rich waters. The day spa is open from 9am until 9.30pm”
  • 168 locals recommend
History Museum
“Open 7 days a week and is a treasure house of interesting exhibitions, art, fossils and work from Banksy!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Situated in the centre of beautiful historic Bristol - all the stores, lots of independents, some areas undercover.”
  • 62 locals recommend
“The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world.”
  • 77 locals recommend
“Bristol Zoo is a 45 minute drive form the cottages, offering an amazing day out. Visit the red panda's, gorillas, Kangaroo's, Penguins, Meetkat's and many more, plus explore the Aquarium too.”
  • 54 locals recommend
“Bristol history covers three levels then an Exhibition hall for temporary exhibitions like the annual Wildlife Photography Exhibition. Great views of Bristol harbour from the balcony. Good cafe and toilet facilities. Just out of doors to left theres Montgomerys cafe, a great place for a bite to eat and good prices. Cosy on a wet day!!”
  • 77 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Avebury is part of an extraordinary set of Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial sites that seemingly formed a vast sacred landscape. They include West Kennet Avenue, West Kennet Long Barrow, The Sanctuary, Windmill Hill, and the mysterious Silbury Hill. Many can be reached on foot from the village. The Alexander Keiller Museum also displays many notable finds from the Avebury monuments. Together with Stonehenge, Avebury and its surroundings are a World Heritage Site.”
  • 83 locals recommend
“Probably the most notorious sight seeing spot in Bristol, Clifton Suspension Bridge sits over the Avon Gorge and is well worth a visit if you haven't been. Clifton Downs is a lovely big open space and next to Clifton Village which has a lot of lovely restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Various art exhibitions. Or enjoy the outside waterside seating in the summer. 10 minute walk ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Holburne Museum is located in Sydney Pleasure Gardens, Bath, Somerset, England. The city's first public art gallery, the Grade I listed building, is home to fine and decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne. Check out their site for the latest exhibition. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If your after high street shopping then this is the place to come. There’s also a cinema, crazy golf, VR experience place and lots of chain food restaurants.”
  • 40 locals recommend
“Stunning takes about an hour to drive there. check opening hours and days before you set off”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“You’ll recognise this beautiful village from dozens of films including Harry Potter, Wolfman, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma ”
  • 60 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Situated in the centre of beautiful historic Bristol - all the stores, lots of independents, some areas undercover.”
  • 62 locals recommend
“Fantastic Italian dining in a beautiful and atmospheric setting. Bookings Essential, and be prepared to be added to a waiting list. But worth it :) ”
  • 39 locals recommend
“Rustic cafe/bar serving global tapas with an ethical spin, made using local and organic ingredients.”
  • 39 locals recommend
“Well worth a visit, even to have some food or a drink. It has just been sympathetically refurbished, and is one of the country's oldest theatres. It's refurbishment has won awards. See a show, even better!”
  • 27 locals recommend
“This makes an evening in Bristol. It’s also a delight in the day, incredible food that doesn’t cost the earth, the swim + eat packages are v good. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“The One-Stop Thali is a trendy award-winning restaurant with a tasty and small menu of Indian food, including veggie and vegan options. It has a café/coffee-shop vibe and is popular with mums with pre-school kids in the morning and at lunchtime, and couples and groups of friends in the evening. They also have a small range of beer and wine, although it's not really a place to go for just a drink.”
  • 38 locals recommend
“Tapas-style dishes served in a cosy cafe-bar with quirky vintage decor and live music nights.”
  • 32 locals recommend
“Lovely steaks in a cosy atmosphere in Bath at the top of Walcot Street where us meets the London Road (A4). ”
  • 28 locals recommend

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