Bradford on Avon is a town in west Wiltshire, England. The town's canal, historic buildings, shops, pubs and restaurants make it popular with tourists. The town lies partly on the Avon Valley, and partly on the hill that marks the Vale's western edge, eight miles southeast of Bath, in the hilly countryside between the Mendip Hills, Salisbury Plain and the Cotswold Hills. The local area around Bath provides the Jurassic limestone from which the older buildings are constructed. The River Avon runs through the town.