Sitting on the A4 corridor between Bath and Bristol, Keynsham has been a market town since medieval times. Listed in the Domesday Book as Cainesham, it has been occupied since the prehistoric era, and may have been the site of the Roman settlement of Trajectus.
Two rivers, the River Avon and the River Chew, converge in the town. Keynsham developed into a medieval market town after Keynsham Abbey was founded around 1170. Today there is a very popular market on the second Saturday of each month where you can buy a wide range of local produce.
Keynsham’s Memorial Park is a popular attraction to residents and visitors alike. It extends over 26 acres of land and runs parallel to the High Street. The park was named to commemorate the war dead of Keynsham, and now commemorates those killed in the first and second world wars as well as the Falklands conflict.
Easy to reach from Bath, Keynsham has a good rail link, benefiting from a railway station that offers regular services to London and the South West and is in easy walking distance of the town centre.
The area also benefits from an excellent network of walking and cycling routes, including the Monarch’s Way, the River Avon Trail and the Bristol and Bath Railway path.