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WILTSHIRE

Visitor Map

visitwiltshire.co.uk


“Find new stor

every cor

TIMELES

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.

Although Wiltshire is

sites, later civilisatio

an outstanding colle

manor houses, span

history to life. Set ag

the Wiltshire landsca

impressive, from acr

intimate formal and

Wiltshire’s museums

secrets of our journe

relating to army histo

you’ll find archaeolog

importance, includin

and Stonehenge.

> Stourhead

> White Horse


S PLACES

particularly renowned for its ancient

ns made their mark as well. Leaving

ction of castles, stately homes and

ning the centuries and bringing

ainst the drama and majesty of

pe their surroundings are equally

es of breathtaking parkland to

informal gardens.

are great places to unearth the

y through time. As well as exhibits

ry, motor vehicles and aviation,

y collections of outstanding national

g treasured exhibits from Avebury

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

safari park.

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.

ies around

ner”

Book tickets online

You can now book tickets for many places to visit and

things to do on our website

- just go to: visitwiltshire.co.uk/shop

> Avebury


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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.

AROUND WILTSHIRE

Map Ref

Aerosaurus Balloons

Various

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway

B4

Alex Moulton Charitable Trust (The Hall)

D2

Stonehenge

E4

Amesbury

E4

Stourhead

E1

Amesbury History Centre

E4

Studley Grange Garden and Leisure Park

B4

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum

C3

Swindon

B4

Avebury

C4

Swindon & Cricklade Railway

B4

Bowood House & Gardens

C3

Tidworth

D4

Bradford on Avon

D2

Tisbury

F3

The Bridge Tea Rooms

D2

Towpath Trail

D2

Calne

C3

Treasure Trails

Various

Calne Heritage Centre

C3

Trowbridge

D2

Castle Combe

C2

Trowbridge Museum

D2

Castle Combe Circuit

C2

Vintage Classics

C2

Chalke Valley History Festival

F3

Visit Hillbrush

F2

Chippenham

C2

Wadworth Brewery

D3

Chippenham Museum

C2

Warminster

E2

Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park

E4

Westbury

D2

Corsham

C2

Wilton

F3

Cotswold Water Park

A3/B3

Wilton House

F3

Cricklade

B3

Wilton Windmill, near Marlborough

D5

Crofton Beam Engines

D4

Wiltshire Museum

D3

Crop Circle Exhibition and Information Centre

D4

Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team

Various

Devizes

D3

Wiltshire’s White Horses

Various

The Guild

F3

Highworth

Honeystreet Boats

Iford Manor Gardens

Kenavon Venture

Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, Bradford on Avon

Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, Devizes

Lacock

Lacock Abbey, Village & Fox Talbot Museum

Langford Lakes, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Larmer Tree

Longleat

Lower Moor Farm, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Ludgershall

Lydiard House & Park

B4

E4

D2

D3

D2

D3

C2

C2

E3

F2

E2

B3

D5

B4

SALISBURY

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

Fisherton Mill | Gallery | Café | Studios

GoSkydive

Mompesson House

Old Sarum

The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum

River Bourne Community Farm

Salisbury

Salisbury Art Scene

Salisbury Cathedral & Magna Carta

Salisbury City Guides

Salisbury Escape Rooms

The Salisbury Museum

Map Ref

F4

F4

F4

F4

F4

F4

F4

F4

F4

F4

F4

F4

F4


Malmesbury

Marlborough

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon

Melksham

The Merchant’s House

B2

C4

B4

C2

C4

The Salisbury Museum

Salisbury Racecourse

Salisbury Reds

St Thomas’s Church

The Stonehenge Tour

F4

F4

F4

F4

F4

Mere

F2

Museum of Computing

Old Wardour Castle

B4

F2

ON THE WILTSHIRE BORDERS

American Museum & Gardens

Map Ref

C1

Pewsey

D4

Army Flying Museum

E5

The Parade Cinema

C4

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

D5

Red Lion Freehouse

D4

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Off A4

REME Museum

B3

Hawk Conservancy Trust

E5

Rick Stein, Marlborough

C4

Holburne Museum

C1

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Hall Museum

B3

Kelmscott Manor (closed for renovations)

A4

Salisbury Plain Safaris

E3

Roman Baths

C1

St Michael’s Church

B3

Royal Signals Museum

Off G2

St Peter’s Church, Marlborough

C4

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

B2

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

visitwiltshire.co.uk/disabledaccess

Pricing Abbreviations

A: Adult

Ch: Child

Conc: Concession

D: Disabled

F: Family

I: Infant

J: Junior

S: Senior

St: Student

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

E: enquiries@atwellwilson.org.uk

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

for details.

Book online at www.salisburyplainsafaris.co.uk

www.atwellwilson.org.uk

The Merchant’s House Map Ref C4 Iford Manor Map Ref D2

132 High Street, Marlborough

T: 01672 5114911

E: info@themerchantshouse.co.uk

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

for details

www.themerchantshouse.co.uk

T: +44 (0)1225 863146

E: info@ifordmanor.co.uk

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

www.IfordManor.co.uk

www.corsham.gov.uk/visit

Come

and

discover

Wiltshire’s

hidden treasure

History, heritage, arts and

crafts, great places to eat and

drink and lots of independent

shops – plus Poldark was

filmed here too.

Discover the

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


TIMELESS

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.

The ancient Britons attached g

Stonehenge. Among its many

orientation on the rising and se

this way remains a mystery to t

Salisbury Plain at sunrise or s

why people from around the glo

this magnificent site.

Arrive at Avebury as dawn brea

Downs and you’ll instantly app

place held for our ancestors. A

surround the world’s largest sto

encloses two smaller stone circ

> Westbury

> Stonehenge

“Origins

in the

> Silbury Hill


WONDERS

reat significance to

unique features is its

tting sun. Why it was built in

his day, but if you stand on

unset, it’s easy to understand

be continue to pay homage to

ks over the North Wessex

reciate the appeal this sacred

massive outer bank and ditch

ne circle. Which, in turn,

les and part of the village.

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

countryside.

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”


SALISBURY

TRADITIONAL ORIGINAL...

> A tour of Salisbury

Salisbury is a city of ageless beauty

and captivating history, where

medieval magnificence meets

contemporary culture.

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

original thinking…

> 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

augmented reality app where visitors can access

exclusive virtual experiences. VisitSalisbury.co.uk


Prepare to be amazed...

Explore this historic Cathedral and view the finest original 1215 Magna Carta,

Britain’s tallest spire and the world’s oldest mechanical clock

www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

BOOK TICKETS NOW


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

at GreatWestWay.co.uk


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

> Newbury

> > Ascot Racecourse


WILTSHIRE

ON THE

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

property.

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

> Marlborough


Wilton Windmill > Kennet & Avon Canal

> Stonehenge

> Longleat House


www.boscombedownaviationcollection.co.uk

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

AMESBURY

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

Benedictine Abbey.

A hidden gem, open to all.

The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum

The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury,

SP1 2EX T: 01722 419419

E: museum@thewardrobe.org.uk

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

and 1500.

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)

www.the wardrobe.org.uk

The Bridge Tea Rooms

24a Bridge Street, Bradford on Avon,

Wiltshire, BA15 1BY T: 01225 865537

E: info@thebridgetearooms.co.uk

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

from 1502.

Map Ref D2

St Thomas’s Church, St Thomas’s Square SP1 1BA

www.stthomassalisbury.co.uk

Open: Mon - Sun 10am, last orders 4.30pm

www.thebridgetearooms.co.uk


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Discover Chippenham

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.

www.chippenham.gov.uk

AA 5 GOLD STAR GUEST ROOMS & BREAKFAST AWARD

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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


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NORTH WALK

BLUE BOAR ROW

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SQUARE

travel

shop

via A303 & M3

going to Salisbury?

improve your carbon emissions

by using our electricreds

Cricklade

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Sainsbury’s

Clock Tower

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Iceland

The Maltings

FISHERTON ST

CRANE ST

HIGH ST

Tesco

HIGH ST

fares available on the app or from the driver

Multitrips

10 trips

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NEW ST

Salisbury

Cathedral

SCOTS LANE

CHIPPER LANE

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Guildhall

BUTCH ER ROW

NEW CANAL

Old George

Mall

BISHOP ’S WALK

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ENDLESS ST

QUEE N ST

Cinema

BEDWIN STREET

ROLLESTONE ST

Cross

Keys

Arcade

MILFORD ST

ST EDMOND’S CHURCH ST

IVY ST TRIN I T Y ST

adult return

£3

Wilton

SP2 0BT

A360

from

Stonehenge

Devizes

Beehive

SP4 6BT

group* return

£4

Multitrips

60 trips

£14 £18 £70

* a group is up to 4 people travelling together

extra people in the group will be charged at £1

salisburyreds.co.uk

A36

from

Warminster

Bath

A30

from

Shaftesbury

A354

from

Blandford

Weymouth

A36

A360

A354

A345

City

Centre

A345

from

Amesbury

Swindon

A338

Britford

SP5 4DS

A338

from

Ringwood

Bournemouth

A338

London Road

SP1 3HP

Petersfinger

SP5 3BZ

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.

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GIGANT SREET

STREET

A36

A30

from

Southampton

A338

from

Tidworth

A36

A27

A343

from

Andover

London

A30

from

Winchester

from

Romsey

Eastleigh

Cricklade Town Council, 113 High Street, Cricklade, SN6 6AE

T: 01793 751394 E: admin@crickladetowncouncil.gov.uk

‘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

historical posts.

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

to visitors.

With free parking available in all the car parks, why not come and see for

yourself!

www.crickladetowncouncil.gov.uk

Crofton Beam Engines

Map Ref D4

Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton,

Marlborough, SN8 3DW T: 01672 870300

E: crofton@katrust.org.uk

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

for details.

www.croftonbeamengines.org

> Caen Hill Locks


Fascinating debates,

discussions, lectures

and seminars from

leading thinkers

and speakers.

#AmazingHistory

THE FESTIVAL IS BACK

20-26 JUNE 2022

BROAD CHALKE, SALISBURY

- Acres of living history

- Live music every day

- Vintage fairground

- Camping & Glamping

- Food & Drink

- Shopping

www.cvhf.org.uk

Keep up to date

Get social

Share your Wiltshire stories using

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@VisitWiltshire

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And for even more inspiration go to

visitwiltshire.co.uk/videos

visitwiltshire.co.uk

A world of trees

at your fingertips

Westonbirt

The National Arboretum

forestryengland.uk/westonbirt


INFORMATION CENTRES

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

) tourism@bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk

Calne Visitor and Community

Information Centre

Bank House, The Strand, Calne, SN11 0EN

% 01249 814000

) calne@calne.gov.uk

Chippenham Town Council

High Street, Chippenham, SN15 3ER

% 01249 446699

) enquiries@chippenham.gov.uk

Corsham Area Information Centre

Arnold House, 31 High Street, Corsham,

SN13 0EZ

% 01249 714660

) enquiries@corshamheritage.org.uk

Cricklade Visitor Information Point

Town Council Office, Ockwells, 113 High Street,

Cricklade, SN6 6AE

% 01793 751394

) admin@crickladetowncouncil.gov.uk

Devizes

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

) tourism@devizes.org.uk

Highworth Visitor Information, Craft

Centre and Museum

The Old Lloyds Bank, 7 High Street, Highworth,

SN6 7BE

% 01793 764440

) info@visithighworth.co.uk

Malmesbury Tourist Information Centre

Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, SN16 9BZ

% 01666 822143

) tic@malmesbury.gov.uk

Marlborough Town Council

5 High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1AA

% 01672 512487

) enquiries@marlborough-tc.gov.uk

Melksham Tourist Information Centre

32 Church Street, Melksham, SN12 6LS

% 01225 707424

) info@visit-melksham.com

Salisbury Information Centre

Fish Row, Salisbury, SP1 1EJ

% 01722 342860

) info@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk

Swindon Information Centre

Central Library, Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1QG

% 01793 466454

) infocentre@swindon.gov.uk

Tisbury Information Centre

c/o Tisbury Parish Council, The Reading Room,

High Street, Tisbury, SP3 6LD

% 01747 260088

) tisburypc@gmail.com

Trowbridge Information Centre

The Civic Centre, St Stephen’s Place, Trowbridge,

BA14 8AH

% 01225 765072 (Option 3)

) info@trowbridge.gov.uk

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

) info@visitpewseyvale.co.uk

Warminster Community Hub

Central Car Park, Off Station Road, Warminster,

BA12 9BT

% 01985 218548

) enquiries@warminstercommunityhub.co.uk


The SALISBURY

> Malmesbury

Wilton Windmill (Near Marlborough)

Wilton, Near Marlborough, SN8 3SW

T: 01672 870594

E: secretary@wiltonwindmill.co.uk

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

www.wiltonwindmill.co.uk

Map Ref D5

www.facebook.com/WiltonWindmill

Gold and silver satchel mount from an

Anglo-Saxon grave near Swallowcliffe,

7th century AD

www.salisburymuseum.org.uk

Discover...

500,000 years

of history

on your

doorstep

Fun for all

the family

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: info@wolt.org.uk

The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team are the outdoor adventure experts,

running activities for children, adults, groups, schools, corporate teams and

stag/hen parties.

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.

www.wolt.org.uk

Derry Hill, Calne, SN11 0LZ

T: 01249 812102 E: houseandgardens@bowood.org

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

Barn.

A separate attraction on the Bowood Estate, the Woodland Gardens,

only open for 6 weeks during the flowering season, with over 30 acres to

explore.

Book Tickets online: www.bowood.org

Open: 1 Apr-1 Nov 2022, 11am-6pm (5pm after autumn clock change)

www.bowood.org/house


Marlborough

Map Ref C4

TIC at Marlborough Town Council, 5 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1AA

T: 01672 512487 E: enquiries@marlborough-tc.gov.uk

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;

Instagram:@visitMarlborough

www.marlborough-tc.gov.uk/visitors

‘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 | enquiries@rememuseum.org.uk | 01249894869


Major exhibition at four venues including

The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum (Devizes)

Hardy’s Wessex

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.

www.wessexmuseums.org.uk/thomas-hardy-exhibition


TIMELESS P

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


LEASURES

“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


TIMELESS

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


NATURE

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

populated environment.

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

pursuits.

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

visitwiltshire.co.uk/accommodation

> Pewsey Hill

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