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Christmas shopping in Bradford-on-Avon

14th Dec 2020

Bradford-on-Avon is close to Bath but far enough away to feel like you really have been somewhere, with some of the best walks in the area, it's not exactly a secret. Sunday along the river and canal is a jostle of small children, dogs and cyclists yet with so many wide open spaces you never feel crowded. Perhaps it's a prerequisite that you have to be in a good mood to be there or more likely just being there brings a smile to your face either way everyone you see is in a good mood. Next time you're there look a little further into the town, you're in for a treat.

With Christmas under way the town is the model of tasteful decoration making it an inviting place to go for a bit of Christmas shopping, especially for those special presents not available online. It's strange that more people don't venture into the town, or is it one of those secret places no one talks about for fear that it will become too busy. One thing is certain though, if you do venture into town you'll find the small streets have extended pavements and it's bursting at the seams with vibrant independents, selling things you actually want to buy. Beware though you will almost certainly come away thinking you really ought to buy yourself a present while you're there.

During the week is a great time to visit Bradford-on-Avon it's an easy 20 minute drive from Bath and for the full escape experience have you thought about taking the train? Trains run every half hour from Bath Spa and will take you through some of the best scenery our area has to offer, you'll feel like you're on a special day out even before you get there.

For the icing on the cake of your day out you can order ahead for a click and collect meal from Yak Yeti Yak, order before 12noon and we will freshly prepare for meal ready for you to simply finish at home, you can collect your meal from 5pm.

A view from a bridge, probably one of the most photographed scenes and even on a dull winter's day it's still stunning.

The legend that is Granny Mo's.

Sweets, treats and homemaking tour de force Granny Mo's shop is an Aladdin's cave of the good things.

Boundless Blooms for some special Christmas flowers, you will need to order ahead.

Local Artist Kate Davis at the Friday market, check out her Christmas cards with scenes of Bath.

Lambs Yard Friday market maybe small but it has a perfect mix of stalls.

Made in Bradford-on-Avon it will be difficult to leave without buying something, there are so many beautiful things on sale.

No trip to Bradford is complete without a short river walk.

The Bunch of Grapes, a beautiful window display, mesmerising as the ferris wheel slowly turns around.

By Sarahskichentravels for Yak Yeti Yak