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Farther afield you can take a train from Frome to Bradford-on-Avon, a beautiful ancient town of soft cream Bath stone nestling in the Avon valley. In the centre of the town is the magnificent 17th century long bridge over the river Avon, with its small dome-shaped building at the end of the bridge which was once the town's lock-up.


On the edge of Bradford is the imposing 700-year-old Tithe Barn, used by Shaftesbury Abbey, who owned the manor here, to store produce.


As well as the River Avon, the Kennet and Avon Canal runs along the edge of the town. At Lock Inn cafe alongside you can hire cycles and canoes and spend a relaxing day cycling along the towpath or paddling the canal in a Canadian canoe. Or walk the 3 miles to Avoncliffe and admire the very impressive aqueduct which carries the canal over both river and railway and take some refreshment at the Mad Hatter cafe or the Cross Guns Pub which are situated on either side of the aqueduct.

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