At the summit of the Kennet and Avon Canal, Burbage Wharf is situated at the heart of the Great West Way and a perfect place to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With Stone Henge and Avebury less than 20 miles away, forests, hill walking and the White Horses of Wiltshire, a holiday  based at Burbage Wharf is ideal for an adventure packed break. Find Us on Google Maps

Wiltshire is a beautiful county and even a short break here allows you compete escape from the noise and pollution city living. Just an hour from Paddington on the main train line, we are the ideal location for a complete weekend break. Relax, unwind, canoe, feast and explore! Here are some of the things you may like to discover when staying at The Loft@Burbage Wharf.

Kennet and Avon canal

The Kennet and Avon Canal has been developed as a popular heritage tourism destination for boating, canoeing, fishing, walking and cycling, and is also important for wildlife conservation. After falling into disuse and therefore disrepair, the canal was restored by volunteers and fully reopened in 1990. It is maintained by the canal and rivers trust.


Burbage Wharf lies near the summit of the K&A so is located just a few miles from the Crofton Pumping station. Using steam powered beam engine pumps, water is pumped to the top of the canal so that the water levels are maintained. This is now done using more efficient electric pumps, but the pumping station is a working museum and well worth a visit if you are interested in Victorian engineering.

Bruce Tunnel
Marlborough Hungerford

Head north to Marlborough with its hight street shops and the famous Polly’s Tea rooms. Travel a little West to Hungerford with its boutique antique shops and cafes.


Wessex Downs Vale of Pewsey
Stonehenge and Avebury, west Kennet long barrow
Wiltshire white Horses
Savernake Forest
Great West Way





The Loft @ Canal Cottage, Burbage Wharf, Burbage, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3BJ

Burbage Wharf lies on the A346 between Burbage and Marlborough where the road crosses the canal, and is conveniently located for the local train stations of Pewsey (4.7 miles), Great Bedwyn (5.4 miles), Hungerford (9.8 miles).