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Whether you’re here for a day, a weekend or longer, Wiltshire offers
numerous opportunities to connect with the past whilst enjoying the
present, as each of our timeless towns and villages has something unique
to offer. Stylish independent shops and colourful markets. Tempting pubs
and restaurants. Fascinating history and heritage. Great entertainment.
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In centuries past, Wiltshire owed its prosperity to railways,
canals and the production of woollen broadcloth.
Examples of this rich industrial heritage abound. On top of
which, there are breweries and distilleries to visit. Motor
and horse racing to enjoy. And a great range of animal
attractions to experience, including Britain’s first drivethrough
Wiltshire is rolling green downs, ancient woodlands and
bustling market towns. Parish churches, grand historic
houses and country inns. Timeless monuments and
contemporary luxury. Local ales and picnics in the park.
In short, the England you love in one county.
Visit today to walk through time.
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things to do on our website
- just go to: visitwiltshire.co.uk/shop
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Chicklade, Hindon, Salisbury,
Wiltshire, SP3 5SU
T: 01747 820000
The Old Rectory is a traditional B&B with double rooms and a family suite,
ideally located for visits to Longleat and Stourhead, as well as Salisbury
and Bath. All our rooms have en-suite shower or bath and the family suite
accommodates two adults and 2/3 children in separate but linked rooms.
Our traditional English breakfast earns rave reviews from our guests and
Tim & Helen look forward to welcoming you the next time you are in the
area! Book direct on oldrectorychicklade.co.uk
Rated 95% by booking.com guests in 2020 and 2021 and 4.9 out of 5 by
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All rates are inclusive of full English Breakfast.
Three Rooms: two doubles, one family suite.
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Places To Visit and Things To Do
All attractions featured within this publication are members of the
Wiltshire Association of Visitor Attractions.
STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway
Alex Moulton Charitable Trust (The Hall)
Amesbury History Centre
Studley Grange Garden and Leisure Park
Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Bowood House & Gardens
Bradford on Avon
The Bridge Tea Rooms
Calne Heritage Centre
Castle Combe Circuit
Chalke Valley History Festival
Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park
Cotswold Water Park
Wilton Windmill, near Marlborough
Crofton Beam Engines
Crop Circle Exhibition and Information Centre
Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team
Wiltshire’s White Horses
Iford Manor Gardens
Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, Bradford on Avon
Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, Devizes
Lacock Abbey, Village & Fox Talbot Museum
Langford Lakes, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
Lower Moor Farm, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
Lydiard House & Park
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
Fisherton Mill | Gallery | Café | Studios
The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum
River Bourne Community Farm
Salisbury Art Scene
Salisbury Cathedral & Magna Carta
Salisbury City Guides
Salisbury Escape Rooms
The Salisbury Museum
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon
The Merchant’s House
The Salisbury Museum
St Thomas’s Church
The Stonehenge Tour
Museum of Computing
Old Wardour Castle
ON THE WILTSHIRE BORDERS
American Museum & Gardens
Army Flying Museum
The Parade Cinema
Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Red Lion Freehouse
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Rick Stein, Marlborough
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Hall Museum
Kelmscott Manor (closed for renovations)
Salisbury Plain Safaris
St Michael’s Church
Royal Signals Museum
St Peter’s Church, Marlborough
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
Plan Your Visit to Wiltshire
Getting Here is Easy
Where you can choose eco-friendly travel and
transport. Whether you are travelling by car, coach,
train, air or sea, Wiltshire is easily accessible.
Buses or trains can bring you directly into towns
and villages like Salisbury, Westbury, Chippenham
and Pewsey. And once you've arrived, there are
many organisations that run bus tours to local
attractions like Stonehenge and Avebury. Wiltshire
is largely rural and almost half of the county is
designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty, so you can also be sure to find lots of
options for exploring the gorgeous countryside and
quaint English villages by foot or by bike. For more
details go to visitwiltshire.co.uk/plan-your-visit
Support local conservation charities
While you’re visiting Wiltshire, why not visit one of
the attractions run by one of our local wildlife or
conservation trusts ? These organisations work
hard to protect and support the landscapes and
wildlife that make Wiltshire so special.
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust runs many nature
reserves in the local area. The Kennet & Avon
Canal Trust look after the lovely waterways of the
Kennet & Avon Canal, home to wildlife such as
herons, dragonflies, water voles and kingfishers.
The Hawk Conservancy Trust just over the border
in Hampshire supports conservation efforts to
protect birds of prey.
Access for All
Wiltshire’s countryside, towns and villages are
here for all to enjoy, including disabled visitors
and those with specific access needs. For
detailed information on things to do, places to
stay and ways to plan your visit to Wiltshire go to
Front Cover Photo: Iford Manor
Additional Photography: Anna Stowe, Chris Lock,
Chris Moody, English Heritage, Gill Aspel, Great West
Way, Jenny Butler, Jody Gaisford, John Newbury,
Jonathan Bedbrook, Lucy Pringle, Neville Stanikk, Nick
Smith, Sebastian Kraus and Ioan Said.
This guide has been produced by VisitWiltshire. No
part of the publication may be reproduced in any form
without written permission from VisitWiltshire.
© VisitWiltshire 2022
Details of businesses included within this guide are
based on information supplied by them at the time of
going to press. Whilst every effort has been made to
ensure accuracy, VisitWiltshire can accept no liability
for any errors or omissions.
Salisbury Plain Safaris
Map Ref E3
Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum
Map Ref C3
T: 07717 803999
Salisbury plain Safaris offers 4x4
experiences for families and adventurers.
Join us on our 5 star rated experience
taking in the hidden tracks and trails
around the UK’s largest military training
area. Visit ancient archaeology telling
stories spanning modern and prehistory,
see rare wildlife, stunning landscapes
and to top it all off experience thrills and
spills in our Land Rover Defender. Before
visiting our café for a home made cream
tea. Check us out on TripAdvisor to see
over 90 5-star reviews.
Tours for up to 6 people from £30pp
Downside, Stockley Lane, Calne, SN11 0NF
T: 01249 813119
We are a small friendly museum. Most
exhibits are cars from 1910 onwards.
We also have motorcycles, mopeds
and bicycles, interesting motoring
memorabilia, a reconstructed 1930s
style garage complete with cars, and
the famous Jack Spittle Model Lorry
Collection. For more information visit
the museum section of our website.
Admission: A £9 Ch £3
Open: All year – please see website
Book online at www.salisburyplainsafaris.co.uk
The Merchant’s House Map Ref C4 Iford Manor Map Ref D2
132 High Street, Marlborough
T: 01672 5114911
Historic House, Shop,
Garden and Museum
Step into another world and immerse
yourself in 17th century England with a
tour around the house. Learn about the
history of Marlborough and its people in
the museum. Or simply enjoy some retail
therapy in our beautiful shop.
Local Resource – National Treasure
House and Museum closed for tours, but
the shop remains open. Check website
T: +44 (0)1225 863146
The Cartwright-Hignett family at Iford
Manor, near Bath, welcome visitors to
their internationally renowned Grade
1 listed gardens, featured in the
remake of “The Secret Garden” (2020).
Formerly home to garden designer
Harold Peto from 1899-1933, now with
Head Gardener Steve Lannin.
Open April to September
On site cafe and restaurant
Out of hour visits and tours available
Coaches & groups by appointment
Please e-mail us for details
History, heritage, arts and
crafts, great places to eat and
drink and lots of independent
shops – plus Poldark was
filmed here too.
Cotswold Water Park!
For watersports and walking, biking and
birdwatching, angling and accommodation,
there is something for everyone.
Just 8 miles from Bath on the A4, 4 miles from the
M4 (J17), or 3 miles from Chippenham Station.
IMAGE CREDIT: MAMMOTH MEDIA
The Cotswold Water Park is an area
of 42 square miles with over 180 lakes.
To find out what you can do where in this
unique location see: www.waterpark.org
Stonehenge and Avebury have a powerful magnetism
that has drawn people to them down the centuries.
Two megalithic stone circles, within one outstanding
World Heritage Site. Steeped in history, they stand
testament to the ages. Visit this year to experience
their magic for yourself.
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Within the wider landscape lie further ancient structures
including West Kennet Long Barrow, one of Britain’s largest
Stone Age burial sites, and the massive man-made mound of
Silbury Hill. Look out for Wiltshire’s distinctive White Horses,
too, carved into the rolling chalk downs. Of the original
thirteen, eight can still be seen today, standing watch over the
Wiltshire has been a special place for a very long time.
Nowhere else in England will you find such a concentration of
fascinating iconic sites. For thousands of years travellers have
been seduced by their grandeur and majesty, and still they
inspire a sense of wonder in visitors today.
and meaning lost
mists of time”
> A tour of Salisbury
Salisbury is a city of ageless beauty
and captivating history, where
medieval magnificence meets
At its heart is Salisbury Cathedral, a
beacon which has attracted travellers for
hundreds of years. Gathered around it
is an inspiring city, alive with fascinating
people, places and experiences.
Salisbury’s story reaches back through
the centuries and the city is proud of
this rich heritage. Yet it is no stranger to
> Salisbury Cathedral
> Salisbury Museum
Salisbury Cathedral offers one superlative after
another, from the tallest spire in Britain and the
world’s oldest working clock, to the finest original
1215 Magna Carta manuscript. Other attractions
within the Cathedral Close include The Salisbury
Museum, Mompesson House and The Rifles
Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum. Nearby is the
Parish Church of St Thomas, with its magnificent
Doom Painting. On the outskirts of the city you’ll
find both Old Sarum, the original site of Salisbury,
and River Bourne Community Farm. Boscombe
Down Aviation Collection, Salisbury Racecourse
and Stonehenge are on the doorstep too.
In the historic heart of the city, you’ll find an
excellent range of unique, independent retailers
as well as high street stores and regular markets.
Tempting tearooms and coffee shops abound,
together with cosy pubs, riverside inns and friendly
restaurants. Complementing the exciting yearround
programme of festivals and events, Wiltshire
Creative – combining Salisbury Playhouse,
Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International
Arts Festival – provide a fabulous annual
programme of arts and entertainment.
Just 90 minutes by train from London Waterloo,
Salisbury makes an unbeatable destination for
day trips and short breaks alike. It is also an
excellent base for discovering all that Wiltshire
has to offer. For a comprehensive guide to the
city and surrounding areas go to visitsalisbury.
co.uk. Explore the city with the England Originals
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Great West Way
Welcome to the Great West Way. An exciting touring route where extraordinary history rubs
shoulders with everyday life. Through an enormous variety of English experiences the Great West
Way reveals the contemporary and the historic, the cities and the countryside. Every twist and
turn brings the satisfaction of discovering a new chapter in England’s story.
“It’s England undiluted; England concentrated”
At one end is London with its famous royal
sights and rich cultural heritage; at the other,
Bath and Bristol. In between lie characterful
villages, lush green landscapes, and relaxing
riverside towns. But it’s not only about getting
from A to B. The Great West Way is for those who
relish the journey. For free spirits and explorers.
You can travel by road, rail or water. On two
feet or two wheels. Base yourself in one place
for a while, or move on every day. As you follow
its twists and turns, you’ll encounter the very
essence of England.
Along the Great West Way you’ll encounter three
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the
Chilterns, the Cotswolds and the North Wessex
Downs – and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
of Stonehenge and Avebury, Kew Gardens and
Bath. You can visit the world’s best preserved
Roman remains in Bath. Watch the Changing
of the Guard at Windsor Castle. Pootle along
the Kennet & Avon Canal. Enjoy a wine tour
and tasting at Alder Ridge Vineyard. Or soak
in the UK’s only natural hot springs at Thermae
Bath Spa. Step aboard the last Concorde at
Aerospace Bristol. Or stroll through 15,000
extraordinary trees at Westonbirt, The National
Arboretum. Enjoy Newbury’s canalside pubs
and restaurants. Discover Reading’s Museum
and Abbey Quarter. Trawl Hungerford’s antique
shops and fairs then sample seasonal produce
at Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen. Take a pleasure
cruise along the Royal River Thames. Admire
sumptuous Georgian gowns at the Fashion
Museum. Unearth amazing archaeology at the
Roman Baths. Stand on the site of the sealing of
Magna Carta at Runnymede. Or visit a delightful
National Trust property.
If you’re short on time the Great West Way
makes for a great day trip. But stay a little
longer and you can immerse yourself in local
life. Where you lay your head is an important
part of the experience. So you’ll find quirky
glamping sites, pretty country B&Bs, cool city
hotels… even fancy castles and stately homes.
The Great West Way is easy to join and easy to
follow. It passes by both Heathrow and Bristol
airports. It’s accessible for visitors travelling
from the Channel ports or already based
in London. It will take you to places you’ve
always dreamed of visiting, and secret spots
that even some locals have yet to discover.
Explore further and delve deeper
Great West Way Discoverer pass
To make the most of your Great West Way
adventure, choose the Great West Way
Discoverer pass, offering unlimited off-peak
train travel from London Paddington or London
Waterloo to Bristol Temple Meads, via the Reading
and/or Basingstoke routes, with options to branch
off towards Oxford. Plus unlimited travel on
designated bus services along the route. One-day
and seven-day options are available, with prices
from just £24.50 per person. For further details and
to book go to gwr.com
> Traveling by train
> > Ascot Racecourse
Great West Way
The Great West Way is for the curious. For slow travellers. Those who want to explore further and
delve deeper. With over 500 miles of tempting trails and unforeseen encounters, it was made for
self-guided journeys, whether solo or with friends and family. Journeys leading to adventures that
enliven your senses, make you see the world afresh, uncover new realms of possibility.
“The world-renowned and the yet-to-be-discovered”
Around a quarter of the Great West Way
runs through Wiltshire. Along paths that
once brought drovers to market. Pilgrims to
Salisbury Cathedral. Druids to Avebury and
Stonehenge. Across rolling hills in the North
Wessex Downs. Past white horse carvings
keeping watch over the Vale of Pewsey.
Timeless towns and villages along the route
include honey-coloured Bradford on Avon. The
‘discovery’ town of Calne. Chippenham, on the
banks of the River Avon. Corsham, familiar as
Truro from BBC’s Poldark. Devizes, home to
over 500 listed buildings. Hilltop Malmesbury,
England’s oldest borough. The handsome
former staging post of Marlborough.
Swindon with its entertainment and leisure
opportunities. Trowbridge, renowned for its
unique industrial architecture. The medieval
city of Salisbury is also within easy reach.
You can hunt for bargains at McArthurGlen
Designer Outlet Swindon. Relax aboard a
narrowboat on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
Stroll around ‘Capability’ Brown parkland at
Bowood House and Gardens. Keep an eye out for
incredible animals on a drive-through experience
at Longleat. Visit a stunning National Trust
An authentic English pub experience is hard to
beat. So settle down at one of Wiltshire’s many
traditional inns. If your Great West Way adventure
includes an overnight stay, you’ll find B&B, selfcatering,
farmstay, glamping and hotel options
aplenty. In Malmesbury you can enjoy character
and charm at The Old Bell Hotel or serious
pampering at Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa.
Rail connections are excellent, linking Wiltshire
with London’s Paddington and Waterloo stations
at one end, Bristol and Bath at the other. Within
90 minutes, or less, of leaving the capital you can
be enjoying authentic English experiences and
creating memories to write home about.
Embrace the unfamiliar at GreatWestWay.co.uk
Wilton Windmill > Kennet & Avon Canal
> Longleat House
Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum,
Salisbury, SP4 6DZ
The Collection and gift shop are in
two large 1917 WW1 hangers
Experience local aviation history from the
Royal Flying Corps to modern fast jets
Visitors can sit in the pilot’s seat of over 30
aircraft and Cockpits
Ongoing restorations and many artefacts
can be viewed
A small market town that has Stonehenge (2 miles) and
Woodhenge (1.5 miles), all within its Parish. Historic Amesbury
is an attractive town sitting on the River Avon, now known to be
the oldest continuous living settlement in this country, dating
back over 8500 years BC.
A new History Centre will open in 2022, housing one of
Britain's largest Mesolithic collections, it will tell an amazing
story, along with much more about Amesbury's History.
Amesbury has hotels, bed and breakfasts, independent
shops, restaurants and inns -the town is a great stopping point
for travellers and visitors to Stonehenge and south Wiltshire.
There is affordable parking with two coach spaces in the
central car park.
Stonehenge is of course the closest attraction to Amesbury
and the 2 mile walk across the historic landscape is both
invigorating and interesting. Just to the north is
Woodhenge - a neolithic site which was first
recognised through aerial photographs taken in
1925, it is an equally interesting site to visit.
Closer to the town is Lords Walk which
offers the combination of a unique view
of the River Avon, as well as a walk
along the old Lime Tree Way, which
historically lead to the Abbey.
A visit to the 10th century church of
St Mary and St Melor is a unique
experience. Housed within is a
15th century clock that is believed
to have been built for the
A hidden gem, open to all.
The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum
The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury,
SP1 2EX T: 01722 419419
Three attractions in one: military museum
showing the exploits of the infantry of
Berkshire and Wiltshire from 1743 until
today; an historic house, dating from
1254; and a beautiful garden with views
of the Cathedral and across the watermeadows.
Map Ref F4
Photographer, Antony Topham
A church has stood on this site for nearly eight hundred
years and St Thomas’s has always been the church of
the City and Guilds of Salisbury.
Our recently restored ‘Doom’ painting above the chancel arch is the largest
and most complete example still surviving in the UK, painted between 1470
Visitors will also enjoy the strikingly modern altar table, built by local
craftsman Matthew Burt, and created as part of a larger and ongoing project
to reorder, repair and restore this wonderful church.
St Thomas’s is part of the Inclusive Church initiative, which means that we
are committed to ensuring that all are truly welcome, whatever their story.
There are services held daily (except Saturdays) – do join us if you can.
Admission: A £5 Ch £3 F £15
Garden only £2
Open: 19 Feb - 3 Dec 2022, Mon - Sat,
10am - 5pm. (Last Admission 4.15pm)
The Bridge Tea Rooms
24a Bridge Street, Bradford on Avon,
Wiltshire, BA15 1BY T: 01225 865537
Afternoon tea is a fine art at The Bridge
Tea Rooms. Recognised as excellent
by the UK Tea Guild and twice awarded
winners of ‘The UK’s Top Tea Place’.
Friendly staff in Victorian dress serve
light meals, cakes, sandwiches and a
wide range of afternoon teas. All housed
in a former blacksmith’s cottage dating
Map Ref D2
St Thomas’s Church, St Thomas’s Square SP1 1BA
Open: Mon - Sun 10am, last orders 4.30pm
A flourishing & lively market town.
Arts, culture & heritage.
Purple Flag status for its nightlife.
Beautiful parks, play areas & open spaces.
Green Flag Award in John Coles Park.
Historic architectural gems.
Modern shopping centres.
An idyllic location to discover.
AA 5 GOLD STAR GUEST ROOMS & BREAKFAST AWARD
Red Lion Freehouse
&TROUTBECK GUEST HOUSE
Welcome to the Red Lion & Troutbeck Guest House
Country pub & restaurant with gardens, private dining
and riverfront guest rooms in storybook surroundings
A local rural escape in the heart of the Salisbury Plains
Red Lion Freehouse & Troutbeck Guest House • East Chisenbury • SN9 6AQ
• tel. 01980 671124 • redlionfreehouse.com
BLUE BOAR ROW
via A303 & M3
going to Salisbury?
improve your carbon emissions
by using our electricreds
Map Ref B3
CRANE B R
D G E
fares available on the app or from the driver
BUTCH ER ROW
BISHOP ’S WALK
QUEE N ST
ST EDMOND’S CHURCH ST
IVY ST TRIN I T Y ST
£14 £18 £70
* a group is up to 4 people travelling together
extra people in the group will be charged at £1
prices correct as of March 2022
Check website for current fares
Electric buses are used at Britford and Petersfinger.
At other sites normal diesel buses will be used.
Cricklade Town Council, 113 High Street, Cricklade, SN6 6AE
T: 01793 751394 E: email@example.com
‘The First Town on the Thames’. An ancient Saxon town on the edge of the
Cotswolds, with over 100 listed buildings, an important site from the time
of Alfred the Great. From 979 to 1100 the town had its own mint and a few
coins can be seen in the Cricklade Museum. Cricklade, granted a charter
in 1155, has a Manorial Court with a High Bailiff, a Town Crier and other
For people who enjoy nature, North Meadow is a 'National Nature Reserve’,
and in April the rare Snakeshead Fritillaries can be seen. Blakehill Farm
(originally a Second World War airfield) is now a nature reserve managed by
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, and of course the famous Thames Path meanders
through the town.
A range of facilities on the historic High Street offer interest and a welcome
With free parking available in all the car parks, why not come and see for
Crofton Beam Engines
Map Ref D4
Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton,
Marlborough, SN8 3DW T: 01672 870300
Magnificent 200-year-old working
steam operated beam engines still
capable of performing their original job.
Amazing industrial archaeology in an
unspoiled, rural setting overlooking the
Kennet & Avon Canal. Free access to
grounds except when the engines are
in steam and during special events. The
beam engines are in steam from spring
to early autumn.
Admission/Open: Please see website
> Caen Hill Locks
and seminars from
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20-26 JUNE 2022
BROAD CHALKE, SALISBURY
- Acres of living history
- Live music every day
- Vintage fairground
- Camping & Glamping
- Food & Drink
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For information before you travel, take a look at visitwiltshire.co.uk
For local information, please contact one of the Information Centres listed below.
Amesbury Community & Visitor Centre
2 Flower Court, Amesbury, SP4 7JE
% 01980 622525
Bradford on Avon Visitor Centre
Westbury Gardens, 50 St Margaret’s Street,
Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DE
% 01225 865797
Calne Visitor and Community
Bank House, The Strand, Calne, SN11 0EN
% 01249 814000
Chippenham Town Council
High Street, Chippenham, SN15 3ER
% 01249 446699
Corsham Area Information Centre
Arnold House, 31 High Street, Corsham,
% 01249 714660
Cricklade Visitor Information Point
Town Council Office, Ockwells, 113 High Street,
Cricklade, SN6 6AE
% 01793 751394
Visitor information is available at a number of
locations in the town, including the Kennet & Avon
Canal Museum and Wiltshire Museum. Contact:
Devizes Tourism Partnership, c/o Wiltshire
Museum, 41 Long Street, Devizes, SN10 1NS
% 01380 800400
Highworth Visitor Information, Craft
Centre and Museum
The Old Lloyds Bank, 7 High Street, Highworth,
% 01793 764440
Malmesbury Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, SN16 9BZ
% 01666 822143
Marlborough Town Council
5 High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1AA
% 01672 512487
Melksham Tourist Information Centre
32 Church Street, Melksham, SN12 6LS
% 01225 707424
Salisbury Information Centre
Fish Row, Salisbury, SP1 1EJ
% 01722 342860
Swindon Information Centre
Central Library, Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1QG
% 01793 466454
Tisbury Information Centre
c/o Tisbury Parish Council, The Reading Room,
High Street, Tisbury, SP3 6LD
% 01747 260088
Trowbridge Information Centre
The Civic Centre, St Stephen’s Place, Trowbridge,
% 01225 765072 (Option 3)
Vale of Pewsey
Look out for our Tourist Information Kiosks in red
phone boxes across the Vale. Information is also
available from: Pewsey Heritage Centre, Wilton
Windmill, Crofton Beam Engines, the Crop Circle
Exhibition & Information Centre in Honeystreet, or
wherever you see the blue Information sticker and
on our website: www.visitpewseyvale.co.uk
Contact Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership:
% 07802 444022
Warminster Community Hub
Central Car Park, Off Station Road, Warminster,
% 01985 218548
Wilton Windmill (Near Marlborough)
Wilton, Near Marlborough, SN8 3SW
T: 01672 870594
Find out how a Victorian miller lived
and how the windmill works. Built
in 1821 and set high in the North
Wessex Downs, this is the only working
windmill in Wessex. Picnic area and
site accessible all year round. Guided
tours, refreshments and stone ground
flour available during opening times.
Fabulous walking and great views.
Admission: A £5, Ch FREE
Open: From Easter to end Sep, Sun
and Bank Hol Mon 2pm-5pm
Map Ref D5
Gold and silver satchel mount from an
Anglo-Saxon grave near Swallowcliffe,
7th century AD
Fun for all
The King’s House
65 The Close, Salisbury
Wiltshire SP1 2EN
Telephone 01722 332151
The Salisbury Museum is
an independent charity 289850
Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team
Map Ref Various
Bowood House & Gardens
Map Ref C3
T: 07789 940971 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team are the outdoor adventure experts,
running activities for children, adults, groups, schools, corporate teams and
We run the following activities in the Wiltshire area:
• Archery, Axe throwing, climbing wall, laser tag, high ropes challenges
and cross bow sessions for adults and children aged 7 and above at our
Roundwood venue (BA13 4EH)
• Stand up paddle boarding sessions at Bradford on Avon
(Easter to Autumn)
• Kayak tours to Warleigh Weir (near Bath)
• Abseils – at various venues in Wiltshire and Somerset
• The Wiltshire Zombie Apocalyse team event – see www.wiltszombie.uk
Please see our website for more information, including prices.
Derry Hill, Calne, SN11 0LZ
T: 01249 812102 E: email@example.com
Welcome to Bowood House & Gardens
Bowood House & Gardens, home to the Lansdowne Family since 1754.
Discover the rich and fascinating history of Bowood House and the
Lansdowne family, all set within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped
‘Capability’ Brown Parkland. Surrounding the Georgian House is the Italianinspired
Terrace Garden, the award-winning Private Walled Gardens, and
the herbaceous border, all radiating colour throughout the seasons.
Children will be thrilled with the adrenaline-fuelled Adventure Playground
featuring a life-size pirate ship and a new attraction focused on activities
for inquisitive under 4’s and intrepid under 7’s The Den and indoor Activity
A separate attraction on the Bowood Estate, the Woodland Gardens,
only open for 6 weeks during the flowering season, with over 30 acres to
Book Tickets online: www.bowood.org
Open: 1 Apr-1 Nov 2022, 11am-6pm (5pm after autumn clock change)
Map Ref C4
TIC at Marlborough Town Council, 5 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1AA
T: 01672 512487 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Historic, vibrant Marlborough, with its wonderfully wide High Street, is bursting
with charm. Close to Avebury and Savernake Forest in the North Wessex
Downs AONB, it has been consistently listed in the top ten countryside
shopping destinations for having a great mix of independent and national
shops, a twice weekly street market and a host of cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Annual events include a literary festival, summer school, open arts studios,
Mop Fairs, music events and, new last year, a highly successful Dark Skies
event. A spanking new boutique cinema also opened to great acclaim last year.
Shop, eat, explore and enjoy our river and parks – a warm Marlborough
welcome awaits you.
Marlborough – town and country combined.
Find us on Twitter: @MTCWilts; Facebook: @MarlboroughTC;
‘REPORT FOR DUTY’
For a great day for all the family
Open Tue– Sun 10am– 4:30pm
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
The award winning museum has
eight modern, interactive galleries.
Great displays and amazing stories
There is a large free car park, the excellent crowns café for refreshments and
even a children’s play park. Located just outside MOD Lyneham, Wiltshire
With events throughout the year please visit the website for further details
www.rememuseum.org.uk | email@example.com | 01249894869
Major exhibition at four venues including
The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum (Devizes)
The landscapes that inspired a writer
28 May - 30 Oct 2022
The largest collection of Thomas Hardy objects ever
displayed at one time. See personal items that have never
been on show before. Get to know Hardy, the man, amidst
the landscapes that inspired him.
Today life is hectic. Too hectic. 24/7 this. 4G that. Sometimes you need to escape, press pause
and let time stand still. Whether your ideal break is calming, comforting, refreshing, or bursting
with high octane excitement, Wiltshire is the perfect antidote to overcrowded cities.
Activities range from the white-knuckle-inducing to the utterly relaxing. Pursue the ultimate adrenaline
rush on a tandem skydive. Set your pulse racing with a spin around Castle Combe Circuit. Or drift
calmly over the landscape in a hot air balloon. Saddle up for a horseback safari. Race against the
clock in an escape room challenge. Or spend your day getting wet and wild on the water. Relax in a
luxurious spa. Play a round of golf. Or sign up for a cookery class.
In Wiltshire we pride ourselves on the quality of our local food and drink, so you’ll find plenty to whet
your appetite in bars, restaurants and coffee shops around the county. There are farm shops aplenty
too, and our historic shopping streets are home to a wealth of independent retailers, as well as high
street stores, colourful markets and a top notch designer outlet.
> Hot Air Balloon
“Step off the world for a while”
Wiltshire is home to imagination and creativity in abundance. First rate venues include a
leading producing theatre and a music centre with ‘the finest acoustic outside London’.
Festivals and events feature everything from classical, jazz and world music to carnivals, fairs
and folk festivals. While Wiltshire locations have featured in every type of production from
swashbuckling adventures to Jane Austen classics, Dr Dolittle to Dr Who.
So pay us a visit and let Wiltshire put back what the rest of the week takes out. You’ll find less
racing against the clock and more timeless pleasures to enjoy.
> Marlborough College Summer School > Tea Rooms
Wiltshire is an enchanted place where you feel close to the earth and the ever-changing big skies.
The landscape’s mood alters with the seasons, connecting you not just to nature, but to time
itself. Sit on the downs at sunrise or sunset, see how the light changes the texture of the hills, and
think of others admiring the same spectacle over thousands of years.
“Rural England at its very best”
> Langford Lakes
> Westwoods Lockeridge
Almost half of Wiltshire’s breathtaking landscape lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
From the lush meadows of the Vale of Pewsey to more austere expanses of upland, the North Wessex
Downs are a nationally protected landscape. As are Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs,
stretching in a giant undulating swathe across the south of the county. Acres of ancient woodland
can be found on the borders of the New Forest National Park and in the Savernake Forest. While
parts of north and west Wiltshire lie within the Cotswolds. At the heart of it all lies the vast, untouched
expanse of Salisbury Plain, home to numerous rare and endangered species that thrive in this sparsely
Amid the unspoiled, rolling countryside, charming hamlets nestle. A wide variety of natural habitats
provide havens for flora and fauna. Miles of ancient drove roads and quiet country lanes make
exploring a pleasure. And thousands of paths for walkers and cyclists make it perfect for outdoor
Wiltshire is one of Britain’s best kept secrets. Easy to explore, yet off the
beaten track, If you’re tired of the everyday, it’s time for Wiltshire.
To book your rural break go to
> Pewsey Hill