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<strong>Wiltshire</strong><br />

VISITOR MAP<br />

visitwitshire.co.uk


TIMELES<br />

“Find new stories<br />

around every<br />

corner”<br />

Whether you’re here <strong>for</strong> a day, a weekend or longer, <strong>Wiltshire</strong><br />

offers numerous opportunities to connect with the past whilst<br />

enjoying the present, as each of our timeless towns and villages<br />

has something unique to offer. Stylish independent shops and<br />

colourful markets. Tempting pubs and restaurants. Fascinating<br />

history and heritage. Great entertainment.<br />

Although <strong>Wiltshire</strong> is<br />

sites, later civilisation<br />

an outstanding colle<br />

manor houses, span<br />

history to life. Set ag<br />

the <strong>Wiltshire</strong> landsca<br />

impressive, from acr<br />

intimate <strong>for</strong>mal and i<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong>’s museums<br />

secrets of our journe<br />

relating to army histo<br />

you’ll find archaeolog<br />

importance, includin<br />

and Stonehenge.<br />

> Stourhead<br />

> Wadworth Shire Horses, Devizes


S PLACES<br />

particularly renowned <strong>for</strong> its ancient<br />

s made their mark as well. Leaving<br />

ction of castles, stately homes and<br />

ning the centuries and bringing<br />

ainst the drama and majesty of<br />

pe their surroundings are equally<br />

es of breathtaking parkland to<br />

n<strong>for</strong>mal gardens.<br />

are great places to unearth the<br />

y through time. As well as exhibits<br />

ry, motor vehicles and aviation,<br />

y collections of outstanding national<br />

g treasured exhibits from Avebury<br />

In centuries past, <strong>Wiltshire</strong> owed its prosperity to railways,<br />

canals and the production of woollen broadcloth.<br />

Examples of this rich industrial heritage abound. On top of<br />

which, there are breweries and distilleries to visit. Motor<br />

and horse racing to enjoy. And a great range of animal<br />

attractions to experience, including Britain’s first drivethrough<br />

safari park.<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong> is rolling green downs, ancient woodlands and<br />

bustling market towns. Parish churches, grand historic<br />

houses and country inns. <strong>Time</strong>less monuments and<br />

contemporary luxury. Local ales and picnics in the park.<br />

In short, the England you love in one county.<br />

Visit today to walk through time.<br />

Book tickets online<br />

You can now book tickets <strong>for</strong> many places to visit and<br />

things to do on our website<br />

- just go to: visitwiltshire.co.uk/shop<br />

PLAY<br />

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> Caen Hill Locks


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The Old Rectory<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref E2<br />

Chicklade, Hindon, Salisbury,<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong>, SP3 5SU<br />

T: 01747 820000<br />

E: bookings@oldrectorychicklade.co.uk<br />

The Old Rectory is a traditional B&B with double rooms and a family suite,<br />

ideally located <strong>for</strong> visits to Longleat and Stourhead, as well as Salisbury<br />

and Bath. All our rooms have en-suite shower or bath and the family suite<br />

accommodates two adults and 2/3 children in separate but linked rooms.<br />

Our traditional English breakfast earns rave reviews from our guests and<br />

Tim & Helen look <strong>for</strong>ward to welcoming you the next time you are in the<br />

area! Book direct on oldrectorychicklade.co.uk<br />

Rated 95% by booking.com guests in 2020 and 2021 and 4.9 out of 5 by<br />

guests booking direct.<br />

All rates are inclusive of full English Breakfast.<br />

Three Rooms: two doubles, one family suite.<br />

D: from £99.00 Tr: from£130.00 (3 adults)<br />

F: from £150.00 (2 adults and 2 children under 16)<br />

Discover Pewsey Vale<br />

One day or multi-day<br />

walking & cycling itineraries<br />

in the heart of the<br />

north wessex downs<br />

eat ~ drink ~ shop ~ stay<br />

www.visitpewseyvale.co.uk<br />

tranquil ~ spiritual ~ ancient<br />

www.oldrectorychicklade.co.uk


Places To Visit and Things To Do<br />

All attractions featured within this publication are members of the<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong> Association of <strong>Visitor</strong> Attractions.<br />

AROUND WILTSHIRE<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref<br />

Alex Moulton Charitable Trust (The Hall)<br />

D2<br />

The Arc - Climbing Academy<br />

C2<br />

Amesbury<br />

E4<br />

The Pound Arts Centre<br />

C2<br />

Amesbury History Centre<br />

E4<br />

Tidworth<br />

D4<br />

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum<br />

C3<br />

Tisbury<br />

F3<br />

Avebury<br />

C4<br />

Towpath Trail<br />

D2<br />

Bishopstrow Hotel and Spa<br />

E2<br />

Treasure Trails<br />

Various<br />

Bowood House & Gardens<br />

C3<br />

Trowbridge<br />

D2<br />

Brad<strong>for</strong>d on Avon<br />

D2<br />

Trowbridge Museum<br />

D2<br />

Calne<br />

C3<br />

Vintage Classics<br />

C2<br />

Castle Combe<br />

C2<br />

Visit Hillbrush<br />

F2<br />

Castle Combe Circuit<br />

C2<br />

Wadworth Brewery<br />

D3<br />

Chalke Valley History Festival<br />

F3<br />

Warminster<br />

E2<br />

Chippenham Museum<br />

C2<br />

Westbury<br />

D2<br />

Chippenham Pitstop<br />

C2<br />

Wilton<br />

F3<br />

Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park<br />

E4<br />

Wilton Windmill, near Marlborough<br />

D5<br />

Bluestone Vineyard<br />

E4<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong> Museum<br />

D3<br />

Corsham<br />

C2<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong> Outdoor Learning Team<br />

Various<br />

Cotswold Water Park<br />

A3/B3<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong>’s White Horses<br />

Various<br />

Cricklade<br />

B3<br />

Crofton Beam Engines<br />

Crop Circle Exhibition and In<strong>for</strong>mation Centre<br />

D4<br />

D4<br />

SALISBURY<br />

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref<br />

F4<br />

Devizes<br />

D3<br />

Fisherton Mill | Gallery | Café | Studios<br />

F4<br />

The Guild<br />

F3<br />

GoSkydive<br />

F4<br />

Highworth<br />

B4<br />

Mompesson House<br />

F4<br />

Honeystreet Boats<br />

E4<br />

Old Sarum<br />

F4<br />

I<strong>for</strong>d Manor Gardens<br />

D2<br />

The Rifles Berkshire & <strong>Wiltshire</strong> Museum<br />

F4<br />

Lacock<br />

C2<br />

River Bourne Community Farm<br />

F4<br />

Lacock Abbey, Village & Fox Talbot Museum<br />

C2<br />

Salisbury<br />

F4<br />

Lang<strong>for</strong>d Lakes, <strong>Wiltshire</strong> Wildlife Trust<br />

E3<br />

Salisbury Art Scene<br />

F4<br />

Larmer Tree<br />

F2<br />

Salisbury Cathedral & Magna Carta<br />

F4<br />

Longleat<br />

E2<br />

Salisbury City Guides<br />

F4<br />

Lower Moor Farm, <strong>Wiltshire</strong> Wildlife Trust<br />

B3<br />

Salisbury Escape Rooms<br />

F4<br />

Ludgershall<br />

D5<br />

The Salisbury Museum<br />

F4<br />

Lydiard House & Park<br />

B4<br />

Salisbury Racecourse<br />

F4<br />

Malmesbury<br />

B2<br />

Salisbury Reds<br />

F4<br />

Marlborough<br />

C4<br />

St Thomas’s Church<br />

F4<br />

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon<br />

B4<br />

The Stonehenge Tour<br />

F4<br />

Melksham<br />

C2


Melksham<br />

The Merchant’s House<br />

Mere<br />

C2<br />

C4<br />

F2<br />

ON THE WILTSHIRE BORDERS<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref<br />

Museum of Computing<br />

B4<br />

American Museum & Gardens<br />

C1<br />

Old Wardour Castle<br />

F2<br />

Army Flying Museum<br />

E5<br />

Pewsey<br />

D4<br />

Bombay Sapphire Distillery<br />

D5<br />

REME Museum<br />

B3<br />

Cotswold Wildlife Park<br />

Off A4<br />

Rick Stein, Marlborough<br />

C4<br />

Hawk Conservancy Trust<br />

E5<br />

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Hall Museum<br />

B3<br />

Holburne Museum<br />

C1<br />

Salisbury Plain Safaris<br />

E3<br />

Kelmscott Manor<br />

A4<br />

St Michael’s Church<br />

B3<br />

Roman Baths<br />

C1<br />

St Peter’s Church, Marlborough<br />

C4<br />

Royal Signals Museum<br />

Off G2<br />

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway<br />

B4<br />

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum<br />

B2<br />

Stone Daisy Brewery and Witchmark Distillery<br />

F2<br />

Stonehenge<br />

E4<br />

Stourhead<br />

E1<br />

Studley Grange Garden and Leisure Park<br />

B4<br />

Swindon<br />

B4<br />

Swindon & Cricklade Railway<br />

B4<br />

Plan Your Visit to <strong>Wiltshire</strong><br />

Getting Here is Easy<br />

Where you can choose eco-friendly travel and<br />

transport. Whether you are travelling by car, coach,<br />

train, air or sea, <strong>Wiltshire</strong> is easily accessible.<br />

Buses or trains can bring you directly into towns<br />

and villages like Salisbury, Westbury, Chippenham<br />

and Pewsey. And once you've arrived, there are<br />

many organisations that run bus tours to local<br />

attractions like Stonehenge and Avebury. <strong>Wiltshire</strong><br />

is largely rural and almost half of the county is<br />

designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural<br />

Beauty, so you can also be sure to find lots of<br />

options <strong>for</strong> exploring the gorgeous countryside and<br />

quaint English villages by foot or by bike. For more<br />

details go to visitwiltshire.co.uk/plan-your-visit<br />

Support local conservation charities<br />

While you’re visiting <strong>Wiltshire</strong>, why not visit one of<br />

the attractions run by one of our local wildlife or<br />

conservation trusts? These organisations work<br />

hard to protect and support the landscapes and<br />

wildlife that make <strong>Wiltshire</strong> so special.<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong> Wildlife Trust runs many nature<br />

reserves in the local area. The Kennet & Avon<br />

Canal Trust look after the lovely waterways of the<br />

Kennet & Avon Canal, home to wildlife such as<br />

herons, dragonflies, water voles and kingfishers.<br />

The Hawk Conservancy Trust just over the border<br />

in Hampshire supports conservation ef<strong>for</strong>ts to<br />

protect birds of prey.<br />

Access <strong>for</strong> All<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong>’s countryside, towns and villages are<br />

here <strong>for</strong> all to enjoy, including disabled visitors<br />

and those with specific access needs. For<br />

detailed in<strong>for</strong>mation on things to do, places to<br />

stay and ways to plan your visit to <strong>Wiltshire</strong> go to<br />

visitwiltshire.co.uk/disabledaccess<br />

Pricing Abbreviations<br />

A: Adult<br />

Ch: Child<br />

Conc: Concession<br />

D: Disabled<br />

Front Cover Photo: Longleat<br />

F: Family<br />

I: Infant<br />

J: Junior<br />

S: Senior<br />

St: Student<br />

Additional Photography: Anna Stowe, Chris Lock,<br />

Chris Moody, English Heritage, Gill Aspel, Great West<br />

Way, Jenny Butler, Jody Gais<strong>for</strong>d, John Newbury,<br />

Jonathan Bedbrook, Lucy Pringle, Neville Stanikk, Nick<br />

Smith, Sebastian Kraus and Ioan Said.<br />

This guide has been produced by Visit<strong>Wiltshire</strong>. No<br />

part of the publication may be reproduced in any <strong>for</strong>m<br />

without written permission from Visit<strong>Wiltshire</strong>.<br />

© Visit<strong>Wiltshire</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Details of businesses included within this guide are<br />

based on in<strong>for</strong>mation supplied by them at the time of<br />

going to press. Whilst every ef<strong>for</strong>t has been made to<br />

ensure accuracy, Visit<strong>Wiltshire</strong> can accept no liability<br />

<strong>for</strong> any errors or omissions.


The Merchant’s House<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref C4<br />

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref C3<br />

132 High Street, Marlborough<br />

T: 01672 5114911<br />

E: info@themerchantshouse.co.uk<br />

Historic House, Shop,<br />

Garden and Museum<br />

Step into another world and immerse<br />

yourself in 17th century England with a<br />

tour around the house. Learn about the<br />

history of Marlborough and its people in<br />

the museum. Or simply enjoy some retail<br />

therapy in our beautiful shop.<br />

Local Resource – National Treasure<br />

The House is open <strong>for</strong> tours from March<br />

to December. Please see our website <strong>for</strong><br />

further details.<br />

www.themerchantshouse.co.uk<br />

Downside, Stockley Lane, Calne, SN11 0NF<br />

T: 01249 813119<br />

E: enquiries@atwellwilson.org.uk<br />

We are a small friendly museum. Most<br />

cars are from the 1920's onwards. We<br />

also have motorcycles, mopeds and<br />

bicycles, interesting motoring memorabilia,<br />

a reconstructed 1930s style garage<br />

complete with cars, and the famous Jack<br />

Spittle Model Lorry Collection. Our new<br />

extension now contains a variety of cars,<br />

new to the collection. For more in<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

visit the museum section of our website.<br />

Admission: A £9 Ch £3<br />

Open: Vary throughout year.<br />

Please refer to Museum website.<br />

www.atwellwilson.org.uk<br />

PLAY<br />

VIDEO<br />

Trowbridge Museum<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref D2<br />

Crofton Beam Engines<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref D4<br />

The Shires, Court Street<br />

Trowbridge, BA14 8AT<br />

T: 01225 751339<br />

E: hannah.lyddy@trowbridge.gov.uk<br />

Trowbridge Museum tells the story of the<br />

town, its residents, as well as the impact<br />

of the woollen cloth trade and industrial<br />

revolution. Through fascinating objects,<br />

unique textile related machinery and<br />

wonderful images, learn how the town<br />

developed from medieval times as a<br />

Magna Carta Baron town, to a prominent<br />

mill town, eventually producing West of<br />

England Cloth which was sought after<br />

across the world.<br />

www.trowbridgemuseum.co.uk<br />

Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton,<br />

Marlborough, SN8 3DW T: 01672 870300<br />

E: crofton@katrust.org.uk<br />

Magnificent 200-year-old working<br />

steam operated beam engines still<br />

capable of per<strong>for</strong>ming their original job.<br />

Amazing industrial archaeology in an<br />

unspoiled, rural setting overlooking the<br />

Kennet & Avon Canal. Free access to<br />

grounds except when the engines are<br />

in steam and during special events. The<br />

beam engines are in steam from spring<br />

to early autumn.<br />

Admission/Open: Please see website<br />

<strong>for</strong> details.<br />

www.croftonbeamengines.org<br />

PLAY<br />

VIDEO<br />

Discover the<br />

Cotswold Water Park!<br />

For watersports and walking, biking and<br />

birdwatching, angling and accommodation,<br />

there is something <strong>for</strong> everyone.<br />

The Cotswold Water Park is an area<br />

of 42 square miles with over 180 lakes.<br />

To find out what you can do where in this<br />

unique location see: www.waterpark.org


TIMELESS<br />

Stonehenge and Avebury have a powerful magnetism<br />

that has drawn people to them down the centuries.<br />

Two megalithic stone circles, within one outstanding<br />

World Heritage Site. Steeped in history, they stand<br />

testament to the ages. Visit this year to experience<br />

their magic <strong>for</strong> yourself.<br />

The ancient Britons attached great significance<br />

its many unique features is its orientation on th<br />

Why it was built in this way remains a mystery to<br />

on Salisbury Plain at sunrise or sunset, it’s eas<br />

people from around the globe continue to pay h<br />

site.<br />

Arrive at Avebury as dawn breaks over the Nort<br />

you’ll instantly appreciate the appeal this sacre<br />

ancestors. A massive outer bank and ditch surr<br />

stone circle. Which, in turn, encloses two smalle<br />

the village.<br />

> Westbury<br />

> Stonehenge<br />

“Write your own<br />

chapter in our<br />

never ending<br />

story”<br />

> Avenue Avebury


WONDERS<br />

to Stonehenge. Among<br />

e rising and setting sun.<br />

this day, but if you stand<br />

y to understand why<br />

omage to this magnificent<br />

h Wessex Downs and<br />

d place held <strong>for</strong> our<br />

ound the world’s largest<br />

r stone circles and part of<br />

Within the wider landscape lie further ancient structures including West<br />

Kennet Long Barrow, one of Britain’s largest Stone Age burial sites, and<br />

the massive man-made mound of Silbury Hill. Look out <strong>for</strong> <strong>Wiltshire</strong>’s<br />

distinctive White Horses, too, carved into the rolling chalk downs. Of the<br />

original thirteen, eight can still be seen today, standing watch over the<br />

countryside.<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong> has been a special place <strong>for</strong> a very long time. Nowhere else in<br />

England will you find such a concentration of fascinating iconic sites. For<br />

thousands of years travellers have been seduced by their grandeur and<br />

majesty, and still they inspire a sense of wonder in visitors today.<br />

PLAY<br />

VIDEO


SALISBURY<br />

TRADITIONAL ORIGINAL...<br />

> A tour of Salisbury<br />

Salisbury is a city of ageless beauty<br />

and captivating history, where<br />

medieval magnificence meets<br />

contemporary culture.<br />

At its heart is Salisbury Cathedral, a<br />

beacon which has attracted travellers <strong>for</strong><br />

hundreds of years. Gathered around it<br />

is an inspiring city, alive with fascinating<br />

people, places and experiences.<br />

Salisbury’s story reaches back through<br />

the centuries and the city is proud of<br />

this rich heritage. Yet it is no stranger to<br />

original thinking…<br />

> Salisbury<br />

> Salisbury Museum<br />

Salisbury Cathedral offers one superlative after<br />

another, from the tallest spire in Britain and the<br />

world’s oldest working clock, to the finest original<br />

1215 Magna Carta manuscript. Other attractions<br />

within the Cathedral Close include The Salisbury<br />

Museum, Mompesson House and The Rifles<br />

Berkshire & <strong>Wiltshire</strong> Museum. Nearby is the<br />

Parish Church of St Thomas, with its magnificent<br />

Doom Painting. On the outskirts of the city you’ll<br />

find both Old Sarum, the original site of Salisbury,<br />

and River Bourne Community Farm. Boscombe<br />

Down Aviation Collection, Salisbury Racecourse<br />

and Stonehenge are on the doorstep too.<br />

In the historic heart of the city, you’ll find an<br />

excellent range of unique, independent retailers<br />

as well as high street stores and regular markets.<br />

Tempting tearooms and coffee shops abound,<br />

together with cosy pubs, riverside inns and friendly<br />

restaurants. Complementing the exciting yearround<br />

programme of festivals and events, <strong>Wiltshire</strong><br />

Creative – combining Salisbury Playhouse,<br />

Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International<br />

Arts Festival – provide a fabulous annual<br />

programme of arts and entertainment.<br />

Just 90 minutes by train from London Waterloo,<br />

Salisbury makes an unbeatable destination <strong>for</strong><br />

day trips and short breaks alike. It is also an<br />

excellent base <strong>for</strong> discovering all that <strong>Wiltshire</strong><br />

has to offer. For a comprehensive guide to the<br />

city and surrounding areas go to visitsalisbury.<br />

co.uk. Explore the city with the England Originals<br />

augmented reality app where visitors can access<br />

exclusive virtual experiences. VisitSalisbury.co.uk


Prepare to be amazed...<br />

Explore this historic Cathedral and view the finest original 1215 Magna Carta,<br />

Britain’s tallest spire and the world’s oldest mechanical clock<br />

www.salisburycathedral.org.uk<br />

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Great West Way<br />

®<br />

Welcome to the Great West Way. An exciting touring route where extraordinary history rubs<br />

shoulders with everyday life. Through an enormous variety of English experiences the Great West<br />

Way reveals the contemporary and the historic, the cities and the countryside. Every twist and<br />

turn brings the satisfaction of discovering a new chapter in England’s story.<br />

“It’s England undiluted; England concentrated”<br />

At one end is London with its famous royal<br />

sights and rich cultural heritage; at the other,<br />

Bath and Bristol. In between lie characterful<br />

villages, lush green landscapes, and relaxing<br />

riverside towns. But it’s not only about getting<br />

from A to B. The Great West Way is <strong>for</strong> those who<br />

relish the journey. For free spirits and explorers.<br />

You can travel by road, rail or water. On two<br />

feet or two wheels. Base yourself in one place<br />

<strong>for</strong> a while, or move on every day. As you follow<br />

its twists and turns, you’ll encounter the very<br />

essence of England.<br />

Along the Great West Way you’ll encounter three<br />

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the<br />

Chilterns, the Cotswolds and the North Wessex<br />

Downs – and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites<br />

of Stonehenge and Avebury, Kew Gardens and<br />

Bath. You can visit the world’s best preserved<br />

Roman remains in Bath. Watch the Changing<br />

of the Guard at Windsor Castle. Pootle along<br />

the Kennet & Avon Canal. Enjoy a wine tour<br />

and tasting at Alder Ridge Vineyard. Or soak<br />

in the UK’s only natural hot springs at Thermae<br />

Bath Spa. Step aboard the last Concorde at<br />

Aerospace Bristol. Or stroll through 15,000<br />

extraordinary trees at Westonbirt, The National<br />

Arboretum. Enjoy Newbury’s canalside pubs<br />

and restaurants. Discover Reading’s Museum<br />

and Abbey Quarter. Trawl Hunger<strong>for</strong>d’s antique<br />

shops and fairs then sample seasonal produce<br />

at at one of the traditional pubs along the route.<br />

Take a pleasure cruise along the Royal River<br />

Thames. Admire sumptuous Georgian gowns<br />

at the Fashion Museum. Unearth amazing<br />

archaeology at the<br />

Roman Baths. Stand on the site of the sealing of<br />

Magna Carta at Runnymede. Or visit a delightful<br />

National Trust property.<br />

If you’re short on time the Great West Way<br />

makes <strong>for</strong> a great day trip. But stay a little<br />

longer and you can immerse yourself in local<br />

life. Where you lay your head is an important<br />

part of the experience. So you’ll find quirky<br />

glamping sites, pretty country B&Bs, cool city<br />

hotels… even fancy castles and stately homes.<br />

The Great West Way is easy to join and easy to<br />

follow. It passes by both Heathrow and Bristol<br />

airports. It’s accessible <strong>for</strong> visitors travelling<br />

from the Channel ports or already based<br />

in London. It will take you to places you’ve<br />

always dreamed of visiting, and secret spots<br />

that even some locals have yet to discover.<br />

Explore further and delve deeper<br />

at GreatWestWay.co.uk


Great West Way Discoverer pass<br />

To make the most of your Great West Way<br />

adventure, choose the Great West Way<br />

Discoverer pass, offering unlimited off-peak<br />

train travel from London Paddington or London<br />

Waterloo to Bristol Temple Meads, via the Reading<br />

and/or Basingstoke routes, with options to branch<br />

off towards Ox<strong>for</strong>d. Plus unlimited travel on<br />

designated bus services along the route. One-day<br />

and seven-day options are available, with prices<br />

from just £27.50 per person. For further details and<br />

to book go to gwr.com<br />

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WILTSHIRE<br />

ON THE<br />

Great West Way<br />

®<br />

The Great West Way is <strong>for</strong> the curious. For slow travellers. Those who want to explore further and<br />

delve deeper. With over 500 miles of tempting trails and un<strong>for</strong>eseen encounters, it was made <strong>for</strong><br />

self-guided journeys, whether solo or with friends and family. Journeys leading to adventures that<br />

enliven your senses, make you see the world afresh, uncover new realms of possibility.<br />

“The world-renowned and the yet-to-be-discovered”<br />

Around a quarter of the Great West Way<br />

runs through <strong>Wiltshire</strong>. Along paths that<br />

once brought drovers to market. Pilgrims to<br />

Salisbury Cathedral. Druids to Avebury and<br />

Stonehenge. Across rolling hills in the North<br />

Wessex Downs. Past white horse carvings<br />

keeping watch over the Vale of Pewsey.<br />

<strong>Time</strong>less towns and villages along the route<br />

include honey-coloured Brad<strong>for</strong>d on Avon. The<br />

‘discovery’ town of Calne. Chippenham, on the<br />

banks of the River Avon. Corsham, familiar as<br />

Truro from BBC’s Poldark. Devizes, home to<br />

over 500 listed buildings. Hilltop Malmesbury,<br />

England’s oldest borough. The handsome<br />

<strong>for</strong>mer staging post of Marlborough.<br />

Swindon with its entertainment and leisure<br />

opportunities. Trowbridge, renowned <strong>for</strong> its<br />

unique industrial architecture. The medieval<br />

city of Salisbury is also within easy reach.<br />

You can hunt <strong>for</strong> bargains at McArthurGlen<br />

Designer Outlet Swindon. Relax aboard a<br />

narrowboat on the Kennet & Avon Canal.<br />

Stroll around ‘Capability’ Brown parkland at<br />

Bowood House and Gardens. Keep an eye out <strong>for</strong><br />

incredible animals on a drive-through experience<br />

at Longleat. Visit a stunning National Trust<br />

property.<br />

An authentic English pub experience is hard to<br />

beat. So settle down at one of <strong>Wiltshire</strong>’s many<br />

traditional inns. If your Great West Way adventure<br />

includes an overnight stay, you’ll find B&B, selfcatering,<br />

farmstay, glamping and hotel options<br />

aplenty. In Malmesbury you can enjoy character<br />

and charm at The Old Bell Hotel or serious<br />

pampering at Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa.<br />

Rail connections are excellent, linking <strong>Wiltshire</strong><br />

with London’s Paddington and Waterloo stations<br />

at one end, Bristol and Bath at the other. Within<br />

90 minutes, or less, of leaving the capital you can<br />

be enjoying authentic English experiences and<br />

creating memories to write home about.<br />

Embrace the unfamiliar at GreatWestWay.co.uk<br />

> Wilton Windmill


Malmesbury Abbey > Canoeing<br />

> Stonehenge<br />

> Longleat House


AMESBURY<br />

www.boscombedownaviationcollection.co.uk<br />

Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum,<br />

Salisbury, SP4 6DZ<br />

The Collection and gift shop are in<br />

two large 1917 WW1 hangers<br />

Experience local aviation history from the<br />

Royal Flying Corps to modern fast jets<br />

<strong>Visitor</strong>s can sit in the pilot’s seat of over 30<br />

aircraft and Cockpits<br />

Ongoing restorations and many artefacts<br />

can be viewed<br />

A small market town that has Stonehenge (2 miles) and in nearby<br />

Durrington you will find Woodhenge (1.5 miles), all within its Parish.<br />

Historic Amesbury is an attractive town sitting on the River Avon, now<br />

known to be the oldest continuous living settlement in this country,<br />

dating back over 8500 years BC.<br />

In <strong>2023</strong> a new History Centre will open, housing one of Britain's largest<br />

Mesolithic collections, it will tell an amazing story, along with much more<br />

about Amesbury's History. Amesbury has hotels, bed and breakfasts,<br />

independent shops, restaurants and inns -the town is a great stopping<br />

point <strong>for</strong> travellers and visitors to Stonehenge and south <strong>Wiltshire</strong>. There<br />

is af<strong>for</strong>dable parking with two coach spaces in the central car park.<br />

Stonehenge is of course the closest attraction to Amesbury and<br />

the 2 mile walk across the historic landscapeis both invigorating<br />

and interesting. Just to the north is Woodhenge - a neolithic<br />

site which was first recognised through aerial<br />

photographs taken in 1925, it is an equally interesting<br />

site to visit.<br />

Closer to the town is Lords Walk which offers<br />

the combination of a unique view of the River<br />

Avon, as well as a walk along the old Lime<br />

Tree Way, which historically led to the<br />

Abbey.<br />

A visit to the 10th century church of<br />

St Mary and St Melor is a unique<br />

experience. Housed within is a 15th<br />

century clock that is believed to have been<br />

built <strong>for</strong> the Benedictine Abbey.<br />

A hidden gem, open to all.<br />

PLAY<br />

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A church has stood on this site <strong>for</strong> nearly eight hundred<br />

years and St Thomas’s has always been the church of the<br />

City and Guilds of Salisbury.<br />

Our recently restored ‘Doom’ painting above the chancel arch is the largest<br />

and most complete example still surviving in the UK, painted between 1470<br />

and 1500.<br />

<strong>Visitor</strong>s will also enjoy the strikingly modern altar table, built by local craftsman<br />

Matthew Burt, and created as part of a larger and ongoing project to reorder,<br />

repair and restore this wonderful church.<br />

St Thomas’s is part of the Inclusive Church initiative, which means that we are<br />

committed to ensuring that all are truly welcome, whatever their story. There<br />

are services held daily (except Saturdays) – do join us if you can.<br />

St Thomas’s Church, St Thomas’s Square SP1 1BA<br />

www.stthomassalisbury.co.uk<br />

Photographer, Antony Topham<br />

The Rifles Berkshire and <strong>Wiltshire</strong> Museum<br />

The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury,<br />

SP1 2EX T: 01722 419419<br />

E: museum@thewardrobe.org.uk<br />

Three attractions in one: military museum<br />

showing the exploits of the infantry of<br />

Berkshire and <strong>Wiltshire</strong> from 1743 until<br />

today; an historic house, dating from<br />

1254; and a beautiful garden with views<br />

of the Cathedral and across the watermeadows.<br />

Admission: A £5 Ch £3 F £15<br />

Garden only £2<br />

Open: 11 Feb - 2 Dec <strong>2023</strong>, Mon - Sat,<br />

10am - 5pm. (Last Admission 4.15pm)<br />

www.the wardrobe.org.uk<br />

Kelmscott Manor<br />

Kelmscott, Lechlade, Gloucestershire<br />

GL7 3HJ T: +44 (0) 1367 252486<br />

E: admin@kelmscottmanor.org.uk<br />

Visit Kelmscott Manor the Inspirational<br />

Cotswolds Retreat of William Morris.<br />

Explore the historic manor loved by<br />

William Morris, Father of the Arts &<br />

Crafts Movement. Take a stroll around<br />

the Manor’s enchanting gardens, barns,<br />

dovecote, stream and meadow. Enjoy<br />

refreshments in our tearoom or purchase<br />

a gift from our shop.<br />

Visit us: April - October, Thursdays,<br />

Fridays & Saturdays<br />

10.30am - 5pm<br />

www.kelmscottmanor.org.uk<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref F4<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref A4


Discover<br />

Chippenham<br />

A flourishing & lively market town.<br />

Arts, culture, heritage, events,<br />

and activities.<br />

Purple Flag status <strong>for</strong> nightlife.<br />

Green Flag in John Coles Park<br />

& Monkton Park.<br />

www.chippenham.gov.uk<br />

> Caen Hill Locks<br />

I<strong>for</strong>d Manor<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref D2<br />

T: +44 (0)1225 863146<br />

E: info@i<strong>for</strong>dmanor.co.uk<br />

The Cartwright-Hignett family at I<strong>for</strong>d<br />

Manor, near Bath, welcome visitors to<br />

their internationally renowned Grade<br />

1 listed gardens, featured in the<br />

remake of “The Secret Garden” (2020).<br />

Formerly home to garden designer<br />

Harold Peto from 1899-1933, now with<br />

Head Gardener Steve Lannin.<br />

Open April to September<br />

On site cafe and restaurant<br />

Out of hour visits and tours available<br />

Coaches & groups by appointment<br />

Please e-mail us <strong>for</strong> details<br />

www.I<strong>for</strong>dManor.co.uk


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FIND OUT MORE<br />

Amesbury Community & <strong>Visitor</strong> Centre<br />

EVCP Main car park in Amesbury on the A345<br />

% 01980 622525<br />

www.amesburytowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

Brad<strong>for</strong>d on Avon Town Council<br />

% 01225 865797<br />

www.brad<strong>for</strong>donavon.co.uk.uk<br />

Calne <strong>Visitor</strong> and Community<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation Centre<br />

% 01249 814000<br />

www.calne@calne.gov.uk<br />

Castle Combe<br />

Chippenham Town Council<br />

% 01249 446699<br />

www.chippenham.gov.uk<br />

Corsham Area In<strong>for</strong>mation Centre<br />

EVCP Post Office Lane (Long Stay) Car Park<br />

SN13 0EZ<br />

% 01249 714660<br />

www.corsham.gov.uk/visit<br />

Cricklade <strong>Visitor</strong> In<strong>for</strong>mation Point<br />

EVCP Fairview Fields Car Park - just off the A419<br />

by the rugby club. Cricklade Leisure Centre<br />

% 01793 751394<br />

www.crickladetowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

Devizes<br />

% 01380 800400<br />

www.devizes-tc.gov.uk<br />

Visit Highworth<br />

% 01793 764440<br />

www.visithighworth.co.uk<br />

Lacock<br />

Ludgershall Town Council<br />

% 01264 391629<br />

www.ludgershall-tc.gov.uk<br />

Malmesbury Tourist In<strong>for</strong>mation Centre<br />

E4<br />

D2<br />

C3<br />

C2<br />

C2<br />

C2<br />

B3<br />

D3<br />

B4<br />

C2<br />

D5<br />

B2<br />

EVCP 2 devices and 4 connectors at Aldi SN16 9JL<br />

% 01666 822143<br />

www.discovermalmesbury.life<br />

www.exploremalmesbury.com<br />

Marlborough Town Council<br />

EVCP Main car park in Amesbury on the A345<br />

% 01672 512487<br />

www.marlborough-tc.gov.uk<br />

Melksham Tourist In<strong>for</strong>mation Centre<br />

Mere In<strong>for</strong>mation Centre<br />

Royal Wooten Bassett<br />

Salisbury In<strong>for</strong>mation Centre<br />

% 01722 342860<br />

www.visitsalisbury.co.uk<br />

www.salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk<br />

Swindon In<strong>for</strong>mation Centre<br />

EVCP 2 slow burners in Whalebridge Car Park<br />

2 fast chargers in Brunel North, plus 4 on Civic<br />

campus<br />

% 01793 466454<br />

www.visitswindon.org.uk<br />

Tidworth Town Council<br />

Tisbury In<strong>for</strong>mation Centre<br />

% 01747 260088<br />

www.tisbury-wiltshire-pc.gov.uk<br />

Trowbridge In<strong>for</strong>mation Centre<br />

C4<br />

C2<br />

F2<br />

B2<br />

C3<br />

B4<br />

D2<br />

F2<br />

D2<br />

EVCP Cradle Bridge Retail Park, County Way;<br />

Lovemead Car Park, Duke Street ; Bythesea Road;<br />

94 Newtown; 110-122 Bythesea Road; 32-33<br />

Bythesea Road; 6 Station Approach; County Way;<br />

12 Westbury Road<br />

% 01225 765072 (Option 3)<br />

www.trowbridge.gov.uk<br />

Vale of Pewsey<br />

www.visitpewseyvale.co.uk<br />

Warminster Community Hub<br />

EVCP Morrisons Car Park, BA12 9NT x 2; Central<br />

Car Park BA12 9BP x 2; Longbridge Service<br />

Station BA12 7DS x 2<br />

% 01985 218548<br />

www.warminstercommunityhub.co.uk<br />

Westbury <strong>Visitor</strong> Centre<br />

Wilton Town Council<br />

EVCP Electric Vehicle Charging Points<br />

Railway Station<br />

For local in<strong>for</strong>mation, please contact one of the In<strong>for</strong>mation Centres below.<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref<br />

D4<br />

E2<br />

D2<br />

F3


Cricklade<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref B3<br />

> Malmesbury<br />

Wilton Windmill (Near Marlborough)<br />

Wilton, Near Marlborough, SN8 3SW<br />

T: 01672 870594<br />

E: secretary@wiltonwindmill.co.uk<br />

Find out how a Victorian miller lived<br />

and how the windmill works. Built<br />

in 1821 and set high in the North<br />

Wessex Downs, this is the only working<br />

windmill in Wessex. Picnic area and<br />

site accessible all year round. Guided<br />

tours, refreshments and stone ground<br />

flour available during opening times.<br />

Fabulous walking and great views.<br />

Admission: A £5, Ch FREE<br />

Open: From Easter to end Sep, Sun<br />

and Bank Hol Mon 2pm-5pm<br />

www.wiltonwindmill.co.uk<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref D5<br />

PLAY<br />

VIDEO<br />

www.facebook.com/WiltonWindmill<br />

Cricklade Town Council, 113 High Street, Cricklade, SN6 6AE<br />

T: 01793 751394 E: admin@crickladetowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

‘The First Town on the Thames’. An ancient Saxon town on the edge of the<br />

Cotswolds, with over 100 listed buildings, an important site from the time<br />

of Alfred the Great. From 979 to 1100 the town had its own mint and a few<br />

coins can be seen in the Cricklade Museum. Cricklade, granted a charter<br />

in 1155, has a Manorial Court with a High Bailiff, a Town Crier and other<br />

historical posts.<br />

For people who enjoy nature, North Meadow is a 'National Nature Reserve’,<br />

and in April the rare Snakeshead Fritillaries can be seen. Blakehill Farm<br />

(originally a Second World War airfield) is now a nature reserve managed by<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong> Wildlife Trust, and of course the famous Thames Path meanders<br />

through the town.<br />

A range of facilities on the historic High Street offer interest and a welcome<br />

to visitors.<br />

With free parking available in all the car parks, why not come and see <strong>for</strong><br />

yourself!<br />

www.crickladetowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

Award winning<br />

café and<br />

convenience store<br />

Bowood House & Gardens<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref C3<br />

Parking, EV charging, Outdoor gym<br />

and Laundrette. Conveniently located<br />

just off junction<br />

17 of the M4.<br />

Derry Hill, Calne, SN11 0LZ<br />

T: 01249 812102 E: houseandgardens@bowood.org<br />

Welcome to Bowood House & Gardens<br />

Bowood House & Gardens, home to the Lansdowne Family since 1754.<br />

Discover the rich and fascinating history of Bowood House and the<br />

Lansdowne family, all set within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped<br />

‘Capability’ Brown Parkland. Surrounding the Georgian House is the Italianinspired<br />

Terrace Garden, the award-winning Private Walled Gardens, and<br />

the herbaceous border, all radiating colour throughout the seasons.<br />

Children will be thrilled with the adrenaline-fuelled Adventure Playground<br />

featuring a life-size pirate ship and an attraction focused on activities <strong>for</strong><br />

inquisitive under 4’s and intrepid under 7’s The Den and indoor Activity<br />

Barn.<br />

A separate attraction on the Bowood Estate, the Woodland Gardens,<br />

only open <strong>for</strong> 6 weeks during the flowering season, with over 30 acres to<br />

explore.<br />

Book Tickets online: www.bowood.org<br />

Open: 1st April to 1st November <strong>2023</strong> | 10am – 5pm.<br />

www.bowood.org


Marlborough<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref C4<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong> Outdoor Learning Team<br />

<strong>Map</strong> Ref Various<br />

TIC at Marlborough Town Council, 5 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1AA<br />

T: 01672 512487 E: enquiries@marlborough-tc.gov.uk<br />

Historic, vibrant Marlborough, with its wonderfully wide High Street, is bursting<br />

with charm. Close to Avebury and Savernake Forest in the North Wessex<br />

Downs AONB, it has been consistently listed in the top ten countryside<br />

shopping destinations <strong>for</strong> having a great mix of independent and national<br />

shops, a twice weekly street market and a host of cafes, pubs and restaurants.<br />

Annual events include a literary festival, summer school, open arts studios,<br />

Mop Fairs, music events and, new in 2021, a bi-annual Dark Skies Event.<br />

A spanking new boutique cinema also opened to great acclaim.<br />

Shop, eat, explore and enjoy our river and parks – a warm Marlborough<br />

welcome awaits you.<br />

Marlborough – town and country combined.<br />

Find us on Twitter: @MTCWilts; Facebook: @MarlboroughTC;<br />

Instagram:@visitMarlborough<br />

www.marlborough-tc.gov.uk/visitors<br />

T: 07789 940971 E: info@wolt.org.uk<br />

The <strong>Wiltshire</strong> Outdoor Learning Team are the outdoor adventure experts,<br />

running activities <strong>for</strong> children, adults, groups, schools, corporate teams and<br />

stag/hen parties.<br />

We run the following activities in the <strong>Wiltshire</strong> area:<br />

• Archery, axe throwing, crossbows, high ropes challenges, canoeing and<br />

Tarzan Trail / Zipwire challenge <strong>for</strong> adults and children aged 7 and above<br />

at Brokerswood Holiday Park BA13 4EH<br />

• Stand Up Paddle Boarding sessions at Broad<strong>for</strong>d on Avon, Chippenham<br />

and Westbury<br />

• Adventure parties in the woods<br />

• The <strong>Wiltshire</strong> Zombie Apocalypse team event – see www.wiltszombie.uk<br />

Please see our website <strong>for</strong> more in<strong>for</strong>mation, including prices.<br />

www.wolt.org.uk<br />

‘REPORT FOR DUTY’<br />

For a great day <strong>for</strong> all the family<br />

Open Tue– Sun 10am– 4:30pm<br />

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers<br />

The award winning museum has<br />

eight modern, interactive galleries.<br />

Great displays and amazing stories<br />

There is a large free car park, the excellent crowns café <strong>for</strong> refreshments and<br />

even a children’s play park. Located just outside MOD Lyneham, <strong>Wiltshire</strong><br />

With events throughout the year please visit the website <strong>for</strong> further details<br />

www.rememuseum.org.uk | enquiries@rememuseum.org.uk | 01249894869


Café<br />

Bar<br />

Serving hearty and homemade vegetarian and vegan<br />

meals, delicious Bristol Twenty teas and coffees,<br />

Marshfield ice cream and a range of local beers.<br />

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, <strong>Wiltshire</strong>, SN13 9HX<br />

Phone: 01249 701628<br />

@ThePoundCafeBar<br />

@poundarts.cafe<br />

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The SALISBURY<br />

www.salisburymuseum.org.uk<br />

Discover...<br />

500,000 years<br />

of history<br />

on your<br />

doorstep<br />

Fun <strong>for</strong> all<br />

the family<br />

Gold and silver satchel mount from an<br />

Anglo-Saxon grave near Swallowcliffe,<br />

7th century AD<br />

The King’s House<br />

65 The Close, Salisbury<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong> SP1 2EN<br />

Telephone 01722 332151<br />

The Salisbury Museum is<br />

an independent charity 289850


TIMELESS P<br />

“Step off<br />

Today life is hectic. Too hectic. 24/7 this. 4G that. Sometimes you need to escape, press pause<br />

and let time stand still. Whether your ideal break is calming, com<strong>for</strong>ting, refreshing, or bursting<br />

with high octane excitement, <strong>Wiltshire</strong> is the perfect antidote to overcrowded cities.<br />

Activities range from the white-knuckle-inducing to the utterly relaxing. Pursue the ultimate adrenaline<br />

rush on a tandem skydive. Set your pulse racing with a spin around Castle Combe Circuit. Or drift<br />

calmly over the landscape in a hot air balloon. Saddle up <strong>for</strong> a horseback safari. Race against the<br />

clock in an escape room challenge. Or spend your day getting wet and wild on the water. Relax in a<br />

luxurious spa. Play a round of golf. Or sign up <strong>for</strong> a cookery class.<br />

In <strong>Wiltshire</strong> we pride ourselves on the quality of our local food and drink, so you’ll find plenty to whet<br />

your appetite in bars, restaurants and coffee shops around the county. There are farm shops aplenty<br />

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LEASURES<br />

the world <strong>for</strong> a while”<br />

oo, and our historic shopping streets are home to a wealth of independent retailers, as well as high street<br />

tores, colourful markets and a top notch designer outlet.<br />

iltshire is home to imagination and creativity in abundance. First rate venues include a leading<br />

roducing theatre and a music centre with ‘the finest acoustic outside London’. Festivals and events<br />

eature everything from classical, jazz and world music to carnivals, fairs and folk festivals. While <strong>Wiltshire</strong><br />

ocations have featured in every type of production from swashbuckling adventures to Jane Austen<br />

lassics, Dr Dolittle to Dr Who.<br />

o pay us a visit and let <strong>Wiltshire</strong> put back what the rest of the week takes out. You’ll find less racing<br />

gainst the clock and more timeless pleasures to enjoy.<br />

> Longleat Festival of Light > McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon


TIMELESS<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong> is an enchanted place where you feel close to the earth and the ever-changing big skies.<br />

The landscape’s mood alters with the seasons, connecting you not just to nature, but to time<br />

itself. Sit on the downs at sunrise or sunset, see how the light changes the texture of the hills, and<br />

think of others admiring the same spectacle over thousands of years.<br />

“What view did you wake<br />

up to this morning”<br />

> Lang<strong>for</strong>d Lakes<br />

> Westwoods Lockeridge<br />

PLAY<br />

VIDEO


NATURE<br />

Almost half of <strong>Wiltshire</strong>’s breathtaking landscape lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.<br />

From the lush meadows of the Vale of Pewsey to more austere expanses of upland, the North Wessex<br />

Downs are a nationally protected landscape. As are Cranborne Chase and the West <strong>Wiltshire</strong> Downs,<br />

stretching in a giant undulating swathe across the south of the county. Acres of ancient woodland<br />

can be found on the borders of the New Forest National Park and in the Savernake Forest. While<br />

parts of north and west <strong>Wiltshire</strong> lie within the Cotswolds. At the heart of it all lies the vast, untouched<br />

expanse of Salisbury Plain, home to numerous rare and endangered species that thrive in this sparsely<br />

populated environment.<br />

Amid the unspoiled, rolling countryside, charming hamlets nestle. A wide variety of natural habitats<br />

provide havens <strong>for</strong> flora and fauna. Miles of ancient drove roads and quiet country lanes make<br />

exploring a pleasure. And thousands of paths <strong>for</strong> walkers and cyclists make it perfect <strong>for</strong> outdoor<br />

pursuits.<br />

<strong>Wiltshire</strong> is one of Britain’s best kept secrets. Easy to explore, yet off the<br />

beaten track, If you’re tired of the everyday, it’s time <strong>for</strong> <strong>Wiltshire</strong>.<br />

To book your rural break go to<br />

visitwiltshire.co.uk/accommodation<br />

> Sutton Veny, Sunrise

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