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Bradford on Avon Base Information

Black Prince Bradford on Avon Hire Base

Bradford Wharf, Frome Road,
Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 2EA

Getting to the base

Public Transport

National Rail Enquiries: Tel: 08457 484950 Tel: 0871 244 1545
Nearest Airport:
Bristol Tel. 0871 334 4444
Nearest Railway Station: Bradford on Avon
Taxi/Minicabs: Bradford on Avon Taxis Tel. 01225 862277

Approximate prices: (Subject to change)
Bristol Airport to Bradford Wharf: £45
Heathrow Airport to Bradford Wharf: £100
Gatwick Airport to Bradford Wharf: £130

Flying Into London

From Heathrow airport take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington Train Station. Take the train to Bath about 90 mins. If you have lots of luggage we suggest you get a taxi direct from Bath to the Wharf.
Visit to plan your route on the London Underground.

Flying Into Bristol

We recommend a taxi direct from the airport to the Wharf.

By Train

We are about 0.25 mile walk from Bradford on Avon station (taxis are available). Trains from Bath take about 15 mins. There are direct trains from Bristol and London Paddington to Bath. A taxi journey from Bath to the Wharf is about 20 mins.

How to find us by car

Bradford on Avon is near to Bath. The nearest motorway is M4 Junction 18. After leaving the motorway, take the A46 toward Bath, then the A4 toward Chippenham. After approx. 2 miles, turn right onto the A363 into Bradford on Avon town centre. At the town centre, take the B3109 toward Frome and follow for about half a mile until you cross the canal bridge on a sharp double bend. The boatyard is directly after this on the left.


There is a Sainsburys supermarket 2 minutes drive/5 minutes walk from Bradford Wharf. We recommend that you shop before your arrival at the base and only buy a couple of days worth of fresh goods as the fridge storage is relatively small. There will be opportunities to purchase more supplies en route during your holiday.

Included in the price of your holiday

Everything you need for your boating holiday is included, such as lifejackets (if required), windlasses, mooring ropes, life ring etc. Bedlinen, towels and a dish washing-up pack is also included.

You can find a full list of what’s included in the boat inventory here.

For a list of recommended items to bring with you, please click here.

Please note that fuel is not included in the price of your holiday. This will be charged for on your return to the hire base. The average per day cost, depending on how far you travel, is approximately £12 – 15.

Hotels and Guest Houses

The Barge Inn, 17 Frome Road, Bradford on Avon, BA15 2EA
Premier Inn, Jenson Avenue, Frome, BA11 2LD
Bradford on Avon Tourist Information Centre, 50 St Margarets Street, Bradford on Avon, Wilts. BA15 1DE