Bradford on Avon - pretty, but not as pretty as it thinks it is!
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Bradford on Avon was a place that I'd heard a lot about. Apparently, it is about the prettiest place in Wiltshire. I can confirm that it is very picturesque, but actually, not all that. Bradford on Avon, is, in fact, the rich girl in your high school class. You remember her, right? You thought she was gorgweous, and she dressed really well - but when you looked back at the photos, she wasn't actually as pretty as the nice kid who was good at science. What she really excelled at - what Bradford on Avon excells at - is marketing.
Now, don't get me wrong. Bradford is nice. The golden stone common to the area gives the town a lovely glow, and the avon itself wends through the village.
On a more positive note, Bradford is pretty enough if you are in the area, has a large tourist information office, and the church looks lovely. There is also a very nice fish and chip shop near the station. It is called Staion Place fish and chips, I think; thus missing the obvious traditional Station Plaice joke, which is probably quite a classy ommission!