River Avon, Bath

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    Bath City Boat Trips

    by annase Written Sep 1, 2007

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    I decided to do a river cruise on M.V. Cleopatra sailing downstream into the City of Bath. The boat trip included an entertaining commentary on the historic sights of Bath and the River Avon as well as the wildlife on the river.

    The duration is the trip is approx 1 hour.
    Prices: Adult £4.95 Senior/Student £3.95

    Frequent departures between 11am-5pm (daily)

    The company has been providing trips up and down the River Avon for the past 10 years. They operate two boats, MV Cleopatra & MV Avon Empress.

    Our guide, Anthony Old houses alongside the river The Pulteney Weir and Bridge
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    Along River Avon: Weir and North Parade Bridge

    by Airpunk Written Aug 22, 2006

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    A short walk along river avon will give you the chance to get a short overview, make some pictures and enjoy the landscape. I started at Pulteney bridge, descending via a small staircase on the southern part of the bridge. You will see one or two cafés and a couple of banks where you can sit down for a few minutes. From the banks, you will have a good view on the Weir system which was built in 1972 to regulate water level.

    Continuing on the left bank, the next notable place is North Parade Bridge. It was built as an iron bridge in 1836, but 100 years later, it was replaced by the current stone bridge.

    The final point of my walk was the footbridge which leads to the central station. The walk took me half an hour. It can be reduced to twenty minutes, if you do not wish to sit down and enjoy a sandwhich you bought a couple of hours ago in London. The same goes for other time-consuming and relaxing activities.

    For information about Pulteney bridge, please check out my tip about the bridge.

    Taken from under North Parade Bridge North Parade Bridge The Weir River Avon, seen from Pulteney Bridge
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    The River Avon at Full Stream

    by birchy99 Written Dec 19, 2004

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    We visited Bath in late February after a strong wind storm had blown through. The river was high and from the bridge in town centre it was cascading over the barriers. There was quite a crowd on the bridge, might have been a weekend day, and a lot of shops and eating places on the street leading to the bridge. Nice place for a leisurely stroll on a bright afternoon.

    The River Avon at Full Force

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    River scene

    by SLLiew Updated Dec 4, 2007

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    Bath is an UNESCO World Heritage site - about 99 miles west of London.

    The city has a picturesque river scene of bridges that were modeled after Remaissance Florence. Nice stopover to take some photos if the weather holds.

    Bath is also famous for being the residence of the famous author Jane Austen.

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    The Sights Along Avon River...

    by coceng Written Oct 7, 2004

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    Here we can see The Weir & also we can see The Grand Parade where you can see all those people looking over The River Avon...Normally, people would be on The Grand Parade to take photos of The Pulteney Bridge & The Weir !
    It's good that I managed to capture the structures underneath The Grand Parade...

    Grand Parade, Bath England
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    Walking along the River

    by Balam Written Mar 2, 2010

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    We came down the steps from Pulteney Bridge and had a nice walk along the river to North Parade Bridge. You can get some great views of Bath and local wildlife.
    During the summer you can take boat trips or just laze by the river side. The Rugby ground is also by the riverside and so it may be quite busy on match days.

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    Avon River

    by robertgaz Updated Sep 25, 2006

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    Avon means "river" in Welsh so "River Avon" literally means "River River".

    Because there are other River Avons in England the river through Bath is also known as the Lower Avon or Bristol Avon.

    Avon River
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    Parade Gardens...

    by coceng Updated Oct 4, 2004

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    Bath is hemmed by seven hills...It is a gorgeous town !
    Throughout The Middle Ages, Bath was served as an ecclesiastical centre & also a wool-trading town.
    After checking-in, I went out on my own & the first photo that I took after checking in at The Backpacker's Inn was The Parade Gardens...
    This beautiful garden is situated just next to Avon River.

    Parade Gardens in Bath, England...
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    The Sights Along Avon River...

    by coceng Updated Oct 7, 2004

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    Guess I wanted to be near to The Weir, hence snapping another photo ! The weir is built so that the flows of the water can be controlled.
    The Weir in Bath was added much later, in 1972...CONTINUED WITH MY PHOTOS AROUND BATH ! [Please click]

    The Weir, Bath England
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    The Sights Along Avon River...

    by coceng Written Oct 7, 2004

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    Now, I shall present the photos that I took along Avon River...
    Crossing The Pulteney Bridge, I could sneek my way into The Avon River.
    Saw these swans & their ducklings just taking rest by the river...

    Swans & Ducklings On River Avon Bank, Bath England
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    Avon River

    by Swwaattcchh Written Sep 16, 2006

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    It was raining when I got there, so didn't really get a chance to have a good look at the river.
    It was also a pity that I didn't get to take a gondola along the river due to the rain, so if you can....lucky you....

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    River Avon

    by iandsmith Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    'Avon' is actually a Celtic word meaning 'river'. So, what we have here is a river river. This is just downstream from the Pulteney Bridge. I believe that's a hotel that's prominently standing above all other buildings.

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    Avon River Boat Tours and Cruises

    by machomikemd Written Aug 25, 2015

    If you have at least two days or more to explore the City of Bath and not in a hurry, You can go on an Avon River Boat Tour and or Cruise of which You can take the Narrow Boats in the downstream of the Avon River or the larger Pulteney Boats plying the Larger Part of the River near the Putleney Bridge of which there are many boat options to choose from like 1 hour, 2 hour, half day or a whole day of which you can tour Bath and beyond and the narrow boats sits from 6 to 10 people of which you can have several stops along the areas along the river if you booked a half day of full day tour.

    Prices starts from 30 GBP per person and more (depending on the number of hours)

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    Pulteney Cruisers

    by Tom_Fields Written Jul 2, 2006

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    These tour boats are open-topped, providing an excellent view of the city and the River Avon. They are very comfortable, and the narrated cruises offer a great deal of information about the city.

    The tour boat at its dock Looking back at the Pulteney Bridge Heading upriver Bathampton, the turn-around point Returning to Bath
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    The Sights Along Avon River...

    by coceng Written Oct 7, 2004

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    It's a nice pleasant walk along The River Avon in Bath. There are some nice architectures on the riverbanks...I think I took this photo because I kinda fancied the trees ! Dunno why !

    Nice Building, Bath England
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