Avon, River

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Avon, River

geographical name

River, southwestern England. Rising in Gloucestershire, it flows 75 mi (121 km) southwest through Bristol and into the Bristol Channel at Avonmouth, Bristol's port. Below Bristol it has cut through a limestone ridge to form Clifton Gorge, noted for its suspension bridge.

Variants of AVON, RIVER

Avon, River or Lower Avon

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