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Facebook is suing a company called Teachbook  , which operates a social networking site for teachers, apparently because it has "book" in its name and "competes" with Facebook. Teachbook is described as "a professional community for teachers". Sounds like a threat to Facebook's existence doesn't it?  Well we know of a book that predates Facebook and tells us all about Wiltshire. Yes "The Doomsdaybook! The Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. The first draft was completed in August 1086 and contained records for 13,418 settlements in the English counties south of the rivers Ribble and Tees (the border with Scotland at the time). Read about Wiltshire in The Doomsday Book

Where The English Came

Wiltshire has played a significant role in the history of this region. Wilton, near Salisbury, was once the "heade town of Wessex and Wileshire" and it is said that the county originally grew out of Wilton. The nearby village of Old Sarum has also played a significant role in the county's history, being popular with both the Saxons and the Normans. It was also the site of the original Cathedral in the southern part of Wiltshire, preceeding Salisbury Cathedral.

The county has been host to a number of notable battles, including Alfred`s defeat of the Danes at Ethandune where despite tremendous odds and a seamingly impregnable hill-fort, he used all his guile and cunning to win a famous victory. The civil war battle of Roundway Hill near Devizes also figures prominantly in history.

In more recent times, the county, especially Trowbridge in the west, was renowned the world over for its quality woollen products.Alas, all mills are now confined to memory and text, although Trowbridge now hosts a museum where details of this aspect of the county's past can be explored.
Swindon, which means 'pig hill' to the north, was once the centre of Brunel's Great Western Railway and until quite modern times produced trains and rolling stock for British Railways. Sadly, this trade has also been lost but Swindon now boasts a number of hi-tech industries and the GWR name lives on, albeit in the form of an extremely popular commercial radio station

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Redworth House, Flower Lane
Amesbury,SP4 7HG
Tel: +44 (0) 1980 622833
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Avebury Chapel Centre, Green Street,
Avebury, SN8 1RE
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34 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon
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Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6JJ
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Abbey House Gardens
An outstanding 5 acre garden in town centre with UK's largest private collection of roses. Hugely varied planting from spring bulbs, shrubs, herbaceous through to fruit trees and herbs to autumn colour. onderfully unique historical environment and setting, with river walk, monastic fish ponds, fountains, topiary and colour everywhere.
The Abbey House
Market Cross,
Malmesbury, SN16 9AS
Malmesbury lies 5 miles north of J17 M4 on the A429 between M4 and Cirencester. Abbey House Gardens' 5 acres is in town centre beside abbey.21 March to 21 October 11.00 - 18.00 daily.
Tel: 01666 822212
Alexander Keiller Museum
Founded by Keiller in the 1930s to house the finds from his excavations on Windmill Hill, the Avenue and Avebury, the Museum now forms the interpretive centre of the archaeology of Avebury. Exciting displays illustrate the world of the Neolithic in the Avebury area. The Museum houses one of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in Britain.
Alexander Keiller Museum
High Street, Avebury,
Marlborough, SN8 1RF
1st April - 31st October, daily from 10am - 6pm; 1st November - 31st March, daily from 10am - 4pm. Closed 24th, 25th, 26th December and 1st January.
: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Tel: 01672 539250
King Alfred's Tower
A folly built in 1772.

Warminster, BA12
Three and a half miles from Stourhead House and Gardens.
Tel: 01985 841152
Alton Barnes White Horse
Alton Barnes White Horse was cut in 1812 at the expense of the landower, Mr Robert Pile of Manor Farm, and is considered the Arabian Stud of Wiltshire's eight white horses. The original contractor fled with an advance payment of £20 after drawing a sketch of the horse. He was later found and hung for a long list of crimes! The horse is said to be visible from old Sarum Castle, Salisbury, 20 miles away.
                  Barnes Horse
Milk Hill, Alton Barnes,
Devizes, SN10

Arc Theatre Trowbridge
The Arc Theatre Trowbridge is a small-scale professional theatre venue, located adjacent to Wiltshire College in College Road Trowbridge. The venue specialises in bringing professional dance and newly devised theatre to Wiltshire. The Theatre's programme also includes a range of theatre events (both professional and amateur), live music and children's events.The Theatre is also home to Trowbridge Film Society http://www.trowbridgefilm.org.uk and home to professional touring company, Big State Theatre Company.
Arc Theatre
College Road,
Trowbridge, BA14 0ES
From Trowbridge town centre follow A361 towards Frome for approximately 1 mile. The Theatre is on the campus of Wiltshire College Trowbridge which is clearly signposted from the A361 and A363

Tel: 01225 766241
Army Parachute Association (APA)
Based at Netheravon Camp, Wiltshire, the APA is primarily a military club but is open to civilians.  Anyone wanting to jump at Netheravon must be a member of the APA.  You can join on arrival at the drop-zone by completing a membership form.   Student Parachutists must also join the British Parachute Association (BPA)  before they are trained or undertake their first descent.
 Airfield Camp, Netheravon, SP4 9SF

A345   Marlborough towards AmesburyAt Netheravon pass the "Dog and Gun" (Pub on left).Take the next available left.

Turn right at the triangular junction.Follow the road towards Airfield Camp.
Tel:  01980 678250
Arn Hill Nature Reserve
Around a mile from the centre of Warminster and at 694 feet, Arn Hill is one of the many hills that form the fringe of Salisbury Plain. The Reserve's Nature Trail is a 2 mile circular walk. The chalkland flora, which includes orchids, attracts many insects and butterflies, while the woods are a haven for several species of birds.
Arn Hill
Warminster, BA12
Tel: 01985 218548
Ashton Keynes Angling Club
An Angling Club providing quality coarse fishing on 8 lakes near to Ashton Keynes in the Cotswold Water Park.Anglers holidaying in the area may join as temporary members and have access to all the club's waters. Day tickets are also available for some waters.The Club offers excellent disables facilities with close parking near to some swims. Access for wheelchairs has also been a priority.
Ashton Keynes Angling Club


Athelstan Museum
The museum is within the Town Hall. The exhibits of local history include coins minted in Malmesbury, costume, lace-making display, an early fire engine, an early tricycle, and collections of early drawings of the town by Thomas Girtin, Thomas Hearne and Luke Sullivan. There is also a collection of photographs of Malmesbury and the branch railway.
Cross Hayes,
Malmesbury, SN16 9BZ
Tuesday - Saturday: 1000 - 1400.

Tel: 01666 822143
Atwell - Wilson Motor Museum
A collection of over 125 vintage and classic cars, motor cycles and commercial vehicles from 1924 to the late eighties. The majority of vehicles are in running order and include Rolls Royce to Cadillacs, elegant little Singer to Model 'T' Ford, Lord Tate of Tate & Lyle's 1936 Phaeton Buick and a 1952 Austin Sheerline, which belonged to Mr Atwell Wilson's father from new.
Atwell Wilson Museum
Downside, Stockley Lane,
Calne, SN11 0NF
Winter - Sunday to Thursday 11.00 - 16.00, Summer - Sunday to Thursday 11.00 - 17.00.

Tel: 01249 813119
Avebury village was founded around the largest stone circle in Europe.  The two stone circles formed the centre of one of the most impressive Neolithic ceremonial landscapes in Britain.Avebury is visited by thousands of visitors every year and has excellent facilities for the visitor including a large car park, restaurant, public house, Tourist Information Centre, shops and a museum.  The village is now largely preserved by The National Trust and English Heritage
Avebury Chapel Centre,
Green Street,

Avebury, SN8 1RE
01672 539425
Fax: 01672 539296

Avebury Manor and Garden
A much-altered house of monastic origin, the present buildings date from the early 16th century, with notable Queen Anne alterations and Edwardian renovation by Colonel Jenner. The ancient walled garden stands on the site of a former priory and is divided by stone walls and topiary hedges.
House: 31st March to 30th Oct: Tues, Wed, Sun & Bank Holiday Mondays 2pm — 5.30pm; last admission 5pm, or dusk if earlier. Garden: 2 April - 6th Nov: daily except Monday and Thursday (but open Bank Holiday Mondays) 11am — 5.30pm

Tel: 01672 539250

Avebury Stone Circles
Avebury, which is one of the largest and most impressive of the ritual 'Henge Monuments' in Britain, was built in the Late Neolithic period. It consists of a massive, roughly circular earthwork, enclosing an area of about 28 and a half acres. Around the inner edge of the ditch was, originally, a ring of 98 large upright sarsens set at intervals of 36 feet. Within it stood an upright monolith ('The Obelisk') and an irregular line of 12 smaller stones.
Many stones were damaged or buried during medieval times and others were broken up and used for building work in the 18th century. Today, the stones, bank and ditch can all be explored.

Avebury, Marlborough, SN8 1RF
Located just off the A4 Marlborough to Beckhampton road. Well signposted.
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Tel: 01672 539250
Barbury Castle Country Park

ot a castle of bricks & mortar, but an Iron Age fort on the Ridgeway National Trail. Several hundred people would have lived in circles of huts at the fort around 400BC, keeping cattle, pigs & chickens and growing crops. Superb views of the Marlborough Downs. Barbury is a great place for picnics, walking, cycling, horse riding & kite flying. Generations of Swindon children have enjoyed rolling down the steep embankments- but look out for the stones & thistles! A camp site, cycle hire & refreshments are all available from the Warden's bungalow. The Park & Car Park are both free of charge.

website: www.swindon.gov.uk

Tel: 01793 845346
Barton Farm Country Park

This popular attraction is located in the wooded valley near the River Avon and the restored Kennet & Avon Canal. A haven for wildlife, it also offers the opportunity of combining several short and longer country walks. Barton Farm was a medieval farm and its magnificent 14th century tithe barn in Bradford on Avon is one of the largest in England.The tithe barn is open daily, free of charge. The granary and old cow byres of the farm have been restored as craft shops, galleries and tea rooms.

Barton Farm
Barton Farm is a short walk from the centre of the historic town of Bradford on Avon, on the southern edge of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Barton Farm Country Park is well sign posted and is located off the B3109 on the edge of the historic town of Bradford on Avon.
Grid reference:ST 823 603 (entrance)

01225 713489

Basset Down Golf Course & Driving Range
A privately owned, public golf course and 20 bay driving range. This 9 hole, 2767 yard course is less than a mile from Junction 16 of the M4 and 1.5 miles from the A4361. Open 7 days a week throughout the year. Parkland Cafe open to the public.
Set under the backdrop of the North Chalk Downs on the edge of Swindon this course is set in 100 acres of mature parkland. Many natural hazards including water features. The new driving range is north facing with a real turf surface. Loyalty card scheme available to save money on range.

Basset Down Golf Course
Lower Salthrop, Basset Down,
Swindon, SN4 9QW
From M4 Junction 16 take Wroughton exit. Follow road past garden centre on right. Follow straight on to Salthrop for half mile. Entrance on right.

email: info@bassetdowngolfcourse.com


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Battlesbury Hill

Impressive Iron Age hill fort strongly defended by double ramparts and a ditch on its south west side, with triple ramparts on the less steep west side. The ramparts follow the kidney-shaped contours of the hill and enclose nearly 25 acres. Strip lynchets on eastern slopes. Archaeological finds are held at Devizes Museum. Extensive views over Salisbury Plain and Wylye Valley.

Bedwyn Stone Museum

The Lloyd family have been carving stone in the yard for more than 200 years and this fascinating attraction shows the art of the stone mason
Bedwyn Stone
91 Church Street
Great Bedwyn

  Tel: 01672 - 870234
Fax: 01672 - 87121

Biss Meadows
 Country Park

It is well worth taking a walk alongside the river to Biss Meadows Country Park (accessible from the end of Tesco's car park) to see various plants and wildlife.
Biss Meadows

Blackland Lakes Holiday and Leisure Centre
A natural well equipped campsite. Rural, scenic and secure. Ideal family holidays (children with bikes). Covered barbeque available. 1 mile perimeter trail. Super coarse fishing. Licensed shop. Takeaway food. Excellent for walking, cycling, touring and "offroading".
Stockley Lane,  Calne,
SN11 0NQ
From London leave motorway J13 onto A4. From South Wales and Bristol leave motorway J17 to A4. Site is signposted from A4 east of Calne.
email: info@blacklandlakes.co.uk


Tel: 01249 813672
Fax: 01249 811346

Bowood Golf And
 Country Club

Set in the heart of the beautiful Bowood Estate, Bowood Golf and Country Club offers the perfect blend: stunning location, superb service and affordable luxury .With the stunning championship golf course, splendid banqueting facilities and a commitment to outstanding service, Bowood is the region’s leading golf, corporate and social venue.
Bowood Golf Course
Derry Hill, Calne,
SN11 9PQ
email: golfclub@bowood.org


Tel: 01249 822228
Fax: 01249 822218
Bowood House and Gardens
Bowood, designed by Robert Adam in the eighteenth century, is the magnificent family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. The interior contains a remarkable collection of heirlooms and works of art. The house overlooks terraced gardens and a 40-acre lake, part of the beautiful 'Capability' Brown parkland. Other splendours include the cascade, grotto, pinetum and arboretum.

Families love the amazing Adventure Playground, complete with life-size pirate ship  

Bowood House
Bowood Estate, Calne,
SN11 0LZ
Open daily 11.00am - 6.00pm, 1 April - 31st October
Separate Rhododendron Walks open late April - mid-June depending upon flowering season.
Off the A4 in Derry Hill village, midway between Calne and Chippenham.
email: houseandgardens@bowood.org


Tel: 01249 812102
Fax: 01249 821757

Bradford on Avon (sometimes Bradford-on-Avon) is a town in west Wiltshire,   with a population of about 9,326.  The town's canal, historic buildings, shops, pubs and restaurants make it popular with tourists.  The history of the town can be traced back to Roman origins. It has several buildings dating to the 17th century, when the town grew due to the thriving English woollen textile industry.Bradford on Avon is a bustling market town which still serves the local farming community as it has done for centuries.
Nestling in the western corner of Wiltshire,Bradford is only 8 miles from the World Heritage City of Bath. One of the most compelling features about Bradford is its unique position on the edge of the Cotswolds facing the River Avon. The ancient bridge in the centre of the town remains its natural focus and still retains two of its original 13th century arches. The historical view from the main bridge incoporates the hill above the town which is dotted with the old weavers' cottages and the river bank flanked with the 19th century former cloth mills. On the bridge stands a small building which was originally a chapel but later used as a town lockup. The weather vane on top takes the form of a gudgeon (an early Christian symbol), hence the local saying "under the fish and over the water".
The river provided the power for the wool mills that gave the town its wealth. The town has 17th century buildings dating from the most successful period of the local textile industry. The best examples of weaver's cottages are on Newtown, Middle Rank and Tory Terraces. Daniel Defoe visited Bradford in the early 18th century and commented : "They told me at Bradford on Avon that it was no extra-ordinary thing to have clothiers in that county worth £10,000 to £40,000 per man" (Equivalent to £1.3M to £5.3M in 2007  .With improving mechanisation in Textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution the wool weaving industry moved from cottages to purpose built woollen mills adjacent to the river Avon where they used water and steam to power the looms. Around 30 such mills were built in Bradford on Avon alone and prospered further until the English woollen industry shifted its centre of power to Yorkshire in the late 19th century. The last local mill closed in 1905. Many have since stood empty and some became derelict.   Several notable buildings in and around the town centre have been designated for renovation and redevelopment by 2012. In 1998 the Wiltshire Music Centre was opened in Bradford on Avon, on the grounds of St Laurence School. On 8 October 2003, Bradford on Avon was granted Fairtrade Town status.

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 BA15 1JX

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Tel: 01225 865797 (1225 868722)
Fax:01225 868722

Bradford-on-Avon Museum

The museum, which displays the natural and human heritage of the town, is situated on the first floor of the town library. Its main exhibit is an old pharmacy shop that has been lovingly rebuilt after 120 years of service.

Bridge Street,
Bradford on Avon,
 BA15 1BY
Admission charges: FREE



01225 865797

Bratton Camp

Westbury White Horse is perhaps one of the most famous landmarks in West Wiltshire. A perfect picnic spot, it has breathtaking views of the Wiltshire and Somerset countryside. The present White Horse was originally cut in 1778, however, legend suggests that it rests on the site of an even older horse that commemorated the defeat of the Danes by King Alfred at Ethandun in AD878. Bratton Camp is what remains of massive fortifications of a 2,000 year old Iron Age Hill fort. Its steep ditches and banks surround an even older Neolithic barrow or burial mound
Bratton Camp
B3098 - 2 miles east of Westbury
 Rail: Westbury station 3 miles.

Tel: 01373 827158

Broadleas Gardens

Lady Anne Cowdray's beautiful valley garden which she bought in 1946 and has been creating and developing ever since the early sixties is an inspiration and a joy. The inspiration comes from the knowledge that much which has survived here might not have been expected to, and the joy is of discovery. For here are secret garden, winter garden, a woodland, a sunken rose garden and a silver border packed with plants which are unusual or rarely seen. Many are normally thought to be too tender for central southern England and more at home in the far west. There is a small nursery and amongst the plants for sale are many from the garden stock.
SN10 5JQ
Apr - Oct 2pm - 6pm: Suns, Weds, Thurs
Tel: +44 (0)1380 722 035
Brokerswood Country Park

With its 80 acres of historic broadleaf woodland, the park offers marked trails and paths, a picnic area, adventure playgrounds, gift shop and tea room. The Woodland Heritage Museum contains a wealth of information for the discerning naturalist.Over a third of a mile long the Smokey Oak Railway is an ideal way for visitors, including those who are less able, to enjoy the scenery in the park

Brokerswood , Westbury ,
BA13 4EH
Open Every Day - Shop & Park
10.00am - 5.00pm Last Admission One Hour Before Closing



Tel 01373 822238
Fax 01373 858474

Bush Farm Bison Centre
Bush Farm consists of 100 acres of grass fields and 30 acres of old oak woods. Visitors take a circular tour round the farm and see herds of bison, wapiti and red deer. There are other animals and birds to be seen around the farmyard. There is a gallery of North American artefacts. Bison meat for sale. Spacious picnic areas in the woods or by the lakes.
Bush Farm

Bush Farm, Warminster, BA12 6AE.

From the A303 turn south by the Willoughby Hedge Service Station, and take the country lane sign-posted West Knoyle and Bison Centre, proceed for 1 mile through the village of West Knoyle and continue straight on. At the sharp left-hand bend you will find straight ahead the avenue to Bush Farm and the Bison Centre. From the A350 turn west onto the B 3089, proceed to the service station and continue as above.
E-mail. info@bisonfarm.co.uk
E-mail. pseaford@aol.com


Tel: 01747 830263. Fax: 01747 830263.
Bath, Wilts & North Dorset Gliding Club

We offer gliding for beginners, vouchers for a trial flight and one day courses. We are also a club for those who wish to take up gliding.
                  Gliding Club
The Park
Kingston Deverill,
BA12 7HF
email: info@bwnd.co.uk


Tel: 01985 844095

Bulford Kiwi Hill Figure

A large figure, in the shape of a Kiwi. (Faces right) on the gentle slope of Beacon Hill just above Bulford Camp. The kiwi was constructed to commemorate the now gone Sling camp’s First World War New Zealand Troop occupation (Feb-March 1919.) This was carried out by the New Zealand Canterbury Battalion Engineers from a design drawn by Percy Blenkarne. The kiwi was looked after by the Kiwi polish Co for a while as an advert, it was covered during WWII particularly important considering its proximity to the military camp. The kiwi was neglected and was nearly lost in the 70s and 80s but was restored in 1986. There is a memorial plaque on the site unveiled in 1986. The kiwi is now attended to annually.

Bulford Kiwi
The Kiwi,
 Bulford Barracks,

8.6 miles from Salisbury

Cadley Clays

Tired of giving socks, ties, flowers or chocolates?Or is someone you know interested in shooting but not sure if they would like it? Have you ever thought about giving someone something different but did not know where to start? Well, here at Cadley Clays we think we may have the answer - Clay Target Shooting. We have put together a package all neatly tied up and prepared for you.The Cadley Experience includes tuition and safety instruction,  hire of a gun, provision of safety equipment and the experience of shooting at 50 clay targets using the provided cartridges, all for £65. 

Cadley Clays
Park Farm, Cadley, Marlborough

Cadley Clay Shooting Grounds is part of Park Farm located just outside the village of Cadley on the edge of the Savernake Forest.   3 miles outside
 Marlborough .  south of the M4  between junctions 14 (Hungerford) and 15 (Swindon) and North of the A303.

01672 512052 - Mobile 07778 768210 

Caen Hill Locks

This flight of 16 locks may be the most impressive anywhere on the UK's waterways. They were engineered by John Rennie as a solution to climbing the very steep hill into Devizes.  The locks were the last part of the 87 mile route of the Kennet & Avon canal to be completed.
Caen Locks
British Waterways
West Quay, The Dock, Gloucester.

01452 318000
Cameron Baloons
Cameron fly throughout the year from the leisure centre, offering the unique experience of Salisbury's stunning scenery from the air. Rising gently near to the magnificent cathedral spire, the historic city unfolds below as you fly over such sights as Stonehenge or the beautiful Wylye Valley.Flights include a champagne toast and Certificate of Flight. Cameron Balloon Flights Southern is licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and is proud to have been flying guests for over 10 years.
Cameron Balloon Flights Southern
St Francis Chambers
23 High Street,
email: info@cameron-flights.co.uk


Tel: 01672 562277
Fax: 01672 564148

Castle Combe has been called 'The Prettiest Village in England' and with good reason. Visitors have been coming to enjoy its charms for at least a century, and the small street leading from the Market Cross down to the By Brook is a picturesque today as is ever was .In more recent times the village has played host to many filming activities, the most famous of these being ‘Doctor Doolittle’ filmed in and around the village in 1966. The village is also a sanctuary to wildlife as it is a conservation area and enjoys the beauty of nature at its very best.
Castle Coombe
Castle Combe, Chippenham, SN14 7E
The closest Motorway junctions are Junction 17 (Chippenham) and Junction 18 (Bath) on the M4. On leaving the Motorway the village and race circuit are signed. Please park in the visitors car park at the top of the hill.

Castle Coombe Circuit
Castle Combe Circuit has been contributing to the world of motorsport in the UK for over 55 years, over this period we have developed and expanded our race circuit to meet the highest of standards. Circuit activities here at Castle Combe Circuit include Race Car Meetings, Motorcycle Race Meetings, both Motorbike and Car Track Days, and Driving Experiences, where you can feel the thrill of driving our race cars around a race circuit.
                  Coombe Circuit
Castle Combe, Chippenham, SN14 7E
 The circuit is 5 miles west of Chippenham on the B4039 just half a mile from the village of Castle Combe.


Castle Coombe Museum
 The Village Museum is run by the villagers and provides a fascinating insight in to the history of this most historic village and its delightful countryside surroundings. Although a small museum there are many artifacts on display including old photographs of people and places, archeological finds, architectural features rescued from the village and old maps. The museum is staffed by villagers who are willing to answer any questions you may have.
                  Coombe Museum
The village museum is open on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter through to October from 2-5pm.
The museum can be found halfway up the hill, between the public car-park at the top, and the old village at the bottom.

email: abishop@northwilts.gov

Tel: 01249 782250
Fax: 01249 782250
Castle Coombe Skid
Castle Combe Skid Pan, Kart Track and 4x4 Centre has been established since 1988 within the grounds of Castle Combe Race Circuit. Our facilities are great for individuals, hen & stag parties, small or large groups of friends/work colleagues. We are also a starting point for juniors that want to learn all there is to know about karting.
Castle Coombe
Drive Tech Ltd,
Castle Combe Circuit,
Chippenham,SN14 7EX

Email: info@combe-events.co.uk

01249 783010

Chalk Stream Fishing
This is a select chalk stream renowned for its wild brown trout and grayling. We offer a 0.75 mile stretch, which is open to both day and season ticket holders. The river is ideally suited to an 8.5 foot rod (maximum river width 25 feet, minimum 15 feet). Waist waders are advisable with river depths varying between 18 inches and 3 feet. Average catches are between 1 and 3 pounds.We have season tickets available at £450.00 (15th April to 15th October) and day tickets £45.00 on weekdays and weekends.
Chalk Stream Fishing
Chalk Stream Fishing
The River Avon
Immediately Downstream from Upavon, SN9 6EN
 The River Upavon is located 10 miles south of Marlborough on the A345 to Salisbury or 8 miles east of Devizes on the A342 Andover Road.
Tel: 01980 630008
Fax: 01980 630008

Chippenham Museum
From Jurassic Chippenham to the Twentieth Century - Chippenham's new museum tells the story of this historic market town.Displays focus on Saxon Chippenham, Alfred the Great, Brunel's railway, the celebrated cheese market, Victorian living conditions and Chippenham curiosities. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm.
Chippenham Museum
10 Market Place,
SN15 3HF
email: heritage@chippenham.gov.uk

Tel: 01249 705020
Fax: 01249 705025

Chisbury Chapel
Thatched 13th century chapel, used as a farm building.

Marlborough, SN
On classified road 0.25 mile east of Chisbury, off A4, 6 miles east of Marlborough. Rail: Bedwyn station 1 mile.

Tel: 01672 513989
Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park
Twice winner of the Best Family Attraction in Wiltshire award, this park is set in landscaped gardens, water gardens and woodland. There are rare and endangered breeds of British farm animals, and Rabbit World has over 50 breeds on show. At weekends and holidays, see the famous Pork Stakes pig race and take a tractor & trailer ride. There are toddlers' and adventure playgrounds, a nature trail and lots undercover.
Amesbury Road, Cholderton,
Salisbury,  SP4 0EW
Daily:1 Apr-10 Sept 10am-6pm
Last admission 4.30pm Rest of year 10am-4pm (last admission 3pm) Closed: Christmas Day and Boxing Day

email: sales@rabbitworld.co.uk


Tel: 01980 629438
Fax: 01980 629438

Cley Hill
An Iron Age hill fort with two Bronze Age bowl barrows situated on the highest point. At 800 feet high, the climb can be daunting but is well worth it for the views in all directions, particularly over Warminster. Cley Hill was formely owned by the Marquis of Bath, who donated it to the National Trust in the 1950's and is famous as a UFO sighting place.
Cley Hill
Warminster, BA12

Coate Water

A wonderful country park whose centre piece is a magnificent lake (originally built as a reservoir for the Wilts & Berks canal) which is a haven for wildlife. There's a children's play area, pitch & putt mini golf, cafe, bird hides, nature reserve and tree collection. During the summer a children's paddling pool opens & a model railway train wends it's way along the track The park rangers offer educational talks, walks & many other activities for children during the school holidays. Open:- 7.30am to Dusk Daily
Coate Water
Marlborough Road,
Swindon, SN3 6AA

Tel: 01793 771419
Corsham Court

Corsham Court is one of England's finest stately homes. It was a royal manor in the days of Saxon Kings and the present building is based on an Elizabethan Manor dating to 1582. The magnificent Georgian State Rooms were added in 1760. It houses one of the oldest and most distinguished collections of Old Masters and furniture in the country.


Corsham, SN13 0BZ
Located in Corsham and sign posted off the A4 some 4.5 miles west of Chippenham (Junction 17 off M4)
Open 20th March - 30th September daily except Mondays and Fridays from 2 'til 5.30 pm. (Last entry 30 mins. before close.) From 1st October - 19th March open weekends only 2 'til 4.30pm but closed December. (Last entry 30 mins. before close.)

Tel: 01249 701 610
Cotswold River Cruises

May we welcome you to our river cruises & pleasure trips on the River Thames on the Wiltshire -Gloucestershire border. River Cruises depart from Riverside Inn Halfpenny Bridge  Lechlade-on-Thames -gateway to the Cotswolds.  Adventuress is a canal style wide-beam passenger boat with step and lift access.  We offer a number of different cruises for private charter including outings, parties, hen nights, buffets and other functions   We also have scheduled public trips at certain times

Cotswold River Cruises
11 Hunt Street
Swindon, SN1 3HW

Email: enquiries@rivercruises.co.uk

01793 574499

Cotswold Water Park
Britain's largest water park - 133 lakes with opportunities for water sports (including canoeing, jetski, waterski), angling, camping and caravanning, walking and cycling (including Thames Trail). Keynes Country Park contains the new millennium visitor centre, wood sculpture trail, lakeside walks, bike and boat hire. Open:- 9am-9pm Daily (The beach is open from 1pm-5pm depending on the weather).
Cotswold Water Park
email: info@waterpark.org


Tel: 01285 861459
Fax: 01285 860186

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Set in over 160 acres of beautiful gardens & parkland in the peaceful Cotswold countryside.Rhinos, zebras, camels & ostriches all roam in large paddocks, while the walled gardens are filled by penguins, tropical birds, meerkats, monkeys & otters.Many endangered species are cared for at the park including the shy red pandas, the ambling giant tortoises, asiatic lions & amur leopards.The Cotswold Wildlife Park can even be visited when the weather is bad thanks to the sites tropical house, reptile house, insect house & fruit bat centre.The park provides an adventure playground, narrow gauge railway, childrens shop, brass rubbing facilities & a childrens farmyard.
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Cotswold Wildlife Park
OX18 4JW
Open:- March-September 10am-5.30pm daily, October 10am-5pm Daily, November-February 10am-4pm Daily


Tel: 01993 823006
Cricklade Hotel & Country Club

 A  Very Warm Welcome awaits you in this beautiful & dignified house, which is perched on a hill on the edge of the Cotswolds with stunning views across the terraces and greens over The Vale of Cricklade towards the Wiltshire Downs. Here you will find not only good food & wines, but the Ultimate in Rest & Relaxation. The Hotel could not be better placed for excursions to Cirencester & The Cotswolds to the North, or the heartland of Wiltshire to the South.

Common Hill
Cricklade, SN6 6HA

Tel. 01793 750751
Fax. 01793 751767
Crofton Beam Engines

The 1812 Boulton and Watt beam engine, is the oldest beam engine in the world still in its original building and still doing its original job of pumping water to the summit level of the Kennet and Avon Canal. There is also a c1845 Harvey of Hayle beam engine. Both engines restored and working on dates advertised. Hand-stoked, coal-fired, Lancashire boiler which provides steam for both engines. Amazing industrial archaeology in a beautiful rural setting.

Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton Pumping Station,Crofton, Marlborough,  SN8 3DW

Crofton Pumping Station is 6 miles (10km) South East of Marlborough, and 6 miles (10km) South West of Hungerford.

E-Mail: administrator@katrust.org


Tel: 01672 870300

Crop Circles
Each summer, the Wiltshire countryside is host to a strange phenomenon. Swirls of flattened corn, or 'crop circles', litter the landscape like fingerprints. The county of Wiltshire is one of the most active areas for crop circles in the world, particularly around the historical stones of Avebury and Silbury Hill. In this ancient landscape, the grassy whorls take over the fields of rape, barley and wheat like massive installation art. Crop circles are geometric circles impressed in crops and other types of vegetation and sometimes in sand, gravel, earth, ice and snow. In Wiltshire, widely recognised as the centre of crop activity in the world, they are usually found in fields of standing corn. Of the 175 recorded in England in 2000, 70 were found within a 15 mile radius of Avebury. In 2001, there were 184 crop formations recorded worldwide, of which 102 were in the UK.

Crop Circle
A massive complex of swirls appeared at the top of Milk Hill near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire. It could not be seen from any public road and was discovered by the pilot of a micro-light aircraft on August 13, 2001.

The geometrical pattern is regarded as the piece de resistance of the 2001 crop circle season. The pictogram measured more than 800 feet across and covered about five hectares.

Cumberwell Park Golf Club
Now established as one of the best courses in the South West, Cumberwell Park offers the perfect but rare combination of a golfing challenge, which at the same time doesn’t discourage the new comer. The Club boasts 27 holes with an undercover driving range, teaching bays, swing analyser and custom fit centre. Cumberwell Park is an excellent venue for winter golf with an ongoing drainage program to combat poor weather. Corporate and society groups welcome.
BA15 2PQ



Tel: 01225 863322
Cunetio Stables

Cunetio Stables was started in the old Roman village of Mildenhall, near Marlborough.  Cunetio (pronounced cue-netio) was the Roman name for the village.  In October 2005 we moved to Rockley, just outside Marlborough, to take over Marlborough Downs Riding School.  Our excellent facilities include 16 loose boxes, an indoor and outdoor school and a jumping paddock.
Warren Farm Cottage, Mildenhall, Marlborough,   SN8 2NJ UK 

01672 841171
Mob: 07879 494615

Devil's Den, Marlborough

The "Den" is all that remains of a Neolithic chambered tomb. Originally the stones would have been covered with a long mound of earth in a similar manner to nearby West Kennet Long Barrow. Thousands of years of weathering and ploughing have left behind just a few of the megaliths to give testimony to the structure that once stood here.  The chamber which was partially collapsed was re-erected in 1921.Grid Reference: SU15206965  Fyfield
Devil's Den
The remains of this tomb can be found about 3 miles to the ESE of Avebury, near Fyfield. Fyfield is around half way between Avebury and Marlborough on the A4. A narrow lane leads north from the village towards Fyfield Down and the monument.


Situated in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, Devizes is an historic market town with a colourful medieval past.  The town enjoys a rich heritage of fine Georgian houses and a 19th century castle built on the site of a Norman stronghold.  The Kennet and Avon canal passes through the town and the famous flight of 29 locks are easily accessible on foot.  Devizes has retained its individuality, and whilst  it may not have McDonalds or Marks and Spencer it more than makes for it with its unique character and specialist shops.
Cromwell House, Market Place
Devizes, SN10 1JG
Outdoor Market on Thursdays in the Market Place, Indoor Market on Thursday, Friday & Saturday in The Shambles, Antiques Market on Tuesday in The Shambles
Farmers Market on first Saturday of every month

email: click here
01380 729408

Devizes Leisure Centre
Whatever your age, whatever your level of fitness, you’ll find plenty to do at Devizes Leisure Centre, and we haven’t forgotten about your little ones either, our established OFSTED approved crèche, means you can exercise, safe in the knowledge that your youngsters are being well looked after and having fun as well! Getting fitter not only makes you look better, but can increase energy levels and also improve your outlook on life! Swimming, squash and a fully equipped fitness suite are just some of the facilities on offer at Devizes. Devizes Leisure Centre has something for everyone and is the ideal all round facility for local residents.
Devizes Leisure Centre
Devizes Leisure Centre
Southbroom Road
Devizes  SN10 5AB
Monday, Wednesday,Thurdayday
7a.m -10pm. Tuesday, Friday  7am -10.30pm Saturday  8am-7pm Sunday  11am-8.30pm
 01380 728894
Devizes White Horse

Devizes has a new white horse, cut for the millennium, but it once had another which is no longer visible.
The horse was cut at Whitsun 1845 by the local shoemakers, and was known as the Snobs' Horse, "snob" being a dialect word for shoemaker.
Sadly, the old Devizes white horse was neglected; the turf encroached on it and covered it and by around the end of the nineteenth century it was no longer visible, though during the twentieth century something of the outline of the horse could still be made out in some conditions.
This is the newest of the Wiltshire white horses. Designed by Peter Greed, it was cut by around two hundred local people in 1999 to mark the millennium. It is on Roundway Hill to the north of Devizes, overlooking the village of Roundway. This horse is the only one in Wiltshire, and one of only four in Britain, to face to the right.

                  White Horse
The Millennium horse is best viewed from the A361 Swindon road, a mile north of Devizes. OS Grid Reference: SU 016 641

Drews Pond Wood LNR

A beautiful area of woodland owned By Kennet District Council. A group of volunteers have worked to improve access, carry out essential conservation work and return the wood to traditional management. A loose circuit of paths have been blended into the woodland and opened to the public to enjoy and learn about the area.
Drews Pond
Environment & Amenity Services
Kennet District Council

01380 724911

Edington Priory

Situated in the village of Edington near Westbury, this church was built between 1352 and 1361 by William of Edington, the Bishop of Winchester. Its battlements give it the appearance of a fortified mansion, it also has fine plaster ceilings and interesting monuments. The St. William of York Window in the north section of the church was constructed around 1352. An annual Music Festival occurs every August, when people from all over the world descend upon the small village of Edington.
Tel: 01373 827158
Farmer Giles Homestead

If you love the countryside and want to introduce your children to farm animals, you will enjoy a visit to Farmer Giles Farmstead. Set in attractive Wiltshire downland, you can bottle feed baby lambs and goats, cuddle and groom donkeys, enjoy pony rides and tractor rides or just stroll around and see the other animals -including some very interesting rare breeds and the recent addition of alpacas. The Wildlife Care Centre is also located at the farmstead and recent patients have included a young roe deer, a red squirrel and a barn owl. There is a Pets' Corner and an adventure playground with tractors. Enjoy exhibition areas, gift shop and licensed restaurant with home cooked food. Farmer Giles is a venue for all weathers with both indoor and outdoor play and picnic areas.
Farmer Giles Homestead
Teffont, Salisbury, SP3 5QY
Just off the A303 London to Exeter road at Teffont - 12 miles west of Stonehenge. Follow the brown tourist signs to Farmer Giles. 18 Mar-5 Nov 10am-6pm
and ALL school holidays.
Weekends only during winter term time.

email: TDeane6995@aol.com

 01722 716338
Fax: 01722 716993

Fyfield Down Nature Reserve & Piggledene

Fyfield Down National Nature Reserve (NNR) has a combination of geo-morphological, biological and archaeological features which are unique and quite unrivalled in Great Britain.   Situated on a high plateau of chalk grassland dissected by a system of dry valleys, Fyfield Down displays the best collection of sarsen stones in Britain. The site is internationally important for its archaeological interest and is part of a World Heritage Site. Grid Reference:  SU136709  Fyfield
Fyfield Down

Fisherton Mill

Built in 1880 as a grain mill, Fisherton Mill is the South of England's largest independent gallery and a haven for discerning shopaholics and foodies alike. Set over two floors and a hayloft, The Mill retains many original features. The Gallery exhibits work by many leading artists, furniture makers and sculptors as well as an ever changing array of jewellery, ceramics, glasswork and decorative items. The Gallery Cafe offers an atmospheric setting in which to enjoy the great selection of homemade cakes. Lunch is light and modern using fresh produce prepared to order with healthy choices for children. There is courtyard seating for fine days.
108 Fisherton Street, Salisbury,
We are situated in Salisbury, mid-way between the Market Place and Railway Station along Fisherton Street - look out for our signs under the archway.

Tues-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 9.30am-5.30pm

 01722 415121
Foxhangers Canal Holidays

Foxhangers Canal Holidays is operated  from a small farm/marina along-side the canal. From here you can choose to navigate the famous Caen Hill fight and travel East towards Newbury, or head West where you can easily travel to Bath or even reach Bristol and back in a week
Foxhangers Canal Holidays
Foxhangers Canal Holidays
Lower Foxhangers Farm
Nr Rowde
Devizes SN10 1SS
01380 828795
Great Chalfield Manor

Charming 15th-century manor house and garden. Encircled by a moat and defensive wall. Ornate Oriel windows, a gatehouse and great hall. Colourful garden designed by Alfred Parson

Great Chalfield Manor
nr Melksham, SN12 8NH
3ml SW of Melksham off B3107 via Broughton Gifford Common (sign for Atworth, take care in narrow lane). Coaches must approach from N (via Broughton Gifford); lanes from S too narrow

A National Trust Property
01225 783379
GS Aviation

Based at Clench Common Airfield, about 3 miles south of Marlborough, G.S. Aviation is centrally located on the Wiltshire Downs, north of the Vale of Pewsey and Kennet & Avon canal.  The airfield offers the best of the southern English countryside
Clench Common Airfield
01672 515535
Fax:  01672 511574
Hackpen Horse

The Hackpen Horse was cut to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838. Although little is known about the origins of the horse it is believed to have been cut by Henry Eatwell, Parish clerk of Broad Hinton and the local publican.The horse measures 90ft by 90ft. 
Iis best viewed from the A361 between Avebury and Swindon at Broad Hinton . Grid reference: SU 128 749

Hayball Cycles

Welcome to Salisbury's new and pre-owned cycle centre situated in the heart of Salisbury, close to the Market Square. There are cycles, tricycles and tandems to hire or buy and a very secure customer bike park on site. We stock an extensive range of BMX, Mountain, Hybrid, sports and touring bikes and also electric powered cycles and tricycles. We also have a quick emergency repair service, a regular service or a complete cycle refurbishment. So, if you are a visitor wanting to hire a bike and see Stonehenge or if you want to buy your own bike, Hayball's will offer you a friendly and helpful service.
The Black Horse Chequer,
26-30 Winchester Street,
Opening Times
Monday - Saturday 9am-5.30pm
Email : enquiries@hayball.co.uk

Heale Gardens

Heale House (not open to the public) and its eight acres of beautiful gardens lie to the north of Salisbury. The garden provides a varied collection of plants, shrubs, musk and other roses, growing in the formal setting of clipped hedges and mellow stonework, which are at their best in June and July. Particularly lovely, especially in Spring and Autumn, is the water garden, planted with magnolia and acers, surrounding the Japanese Tea House and Nikko Bridge. In January, great drifts of snow drops and aconites bring early colour and the promise of spring. Unusual plants, including many of those growing in the garden, can be bought in the Plant Centre, together with gifts for all ages, with particular emphasis on the gardening enthusiast.
Middle Woodford,
Plant Centre open daily all year 10am-5pm. Heale Gardens open Tues-Sun all year.
Closed Mondays but open Bank Holiday Mondays.

01722 782504
Honeybrook Farm
Honeybrook provides a warm and wonderful experience of our natural heritage. This beautiful park offers river-meadow walks and trails, grazing animals, growing crops and wildlife. The restored farmhouse, dating from 18th & 19th centuries, presents a living experience of a bygone age, with traditional meals and fresh farm foods to enjoy and take home. Pure breeds, stabling, blacksmithing, exhibitions, wagons, milking and processing, demonstrations and workshops. Heavy horses, large and small animals and children's fun activities... a right rollicking day out!!
Honey Brook
Stanbridge, nr Wimborne, BH21 4JD
North of Wimborne on B3078 Cranborne Road
Email : info@honeybrook.org

 01202 881120

Kennet and Avon Canal

One of the country's most beautiful waterways spanning the Kennet District from Seend in the west to Froxfield in the east. The towpath is a public footpath. In June the Pewsey water carnival brings the wharf to life and in July the Canalfest takes place at The Wharf in Devizes.The canal tow paths are accessible between Reading and Bristol.
Kennet &
                  Avon Canal
British Waterways
West Quay, The Dock, Gloucester.

Tel:  01452 318000
Kennet & Avon Canal Museum,  Devizes

Located at Devizes Wharf with plenty of parking, this is a must for everyone with an interest in the waterway.   The museum tells the story of the waterway from 1794 to the present day. The shop has books, videos, maps, souvenirs, and canal information. Mail order available.

KA Museum
K&A Canal Trust,
Couch Lane, Devizes
Open 7 days a week
10.00am - 5.00pm (4pm in winter)

Tel: 01380 729489
Kenavon Venture, Devizes

90 minute trips from Devizes Wharf on Sunday afternoons, commencing at 14.00, from Easter to October, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons during July & August and on Bank Holidays. Comfortable seating, Central heating, toilet, licensed bar, tea, coffee, snacks and full meals (by arrangement).
Ken Avon
8, Southgate Close, Devizes, SN10 5AQ
01380 728504


Historic thatched barn and granaries house, an intriguing range of displays depicting Wiltshire agriculture and rural life; attractive walled garden featuring Victorian wartime kitchen gardens and Lackham's famous citrons (giant lemons). Formal gardens including a sensory garden, a children's maze and Rupert the Bear's house. Plant Sales. Animal park with a variety of domestic and exotic livestock ranging from Donkeys to Alpacas. Woodland walk following a self-guided trail through a beautiful variety of trees.
Wiltshire College, Lackham
Lacock, Chippenham,SN15 2NY
A350 3 miles south of Chippenham and 1 mile from lacock.Easter - August: Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.
Also Tuesday-Thursday throughout August.
10.00 am - 5.00 pm (Last admission 4 pm)

01249 466800

Lacock Riding Centre
Lacock Riding Centre
SN15 2PH

Lacock Abbey

Founded in 1232 and converted into a country house c. 1540, the fine medieval cloisters, sacristy, chapter house and monastic rooms of the Abbey have survived. The 16th century stable courtyard has half timbered gables, a clockhouse, brewery and bakehouse. The Victorian woodland garden boasts a fine display of spring flowers, magnificent trees, an 18th century summer house, Victorian rose garden,  botanic garden and ha-ha. The Museum of Photography commemorates the achievements of a former resident of the Abbey, William Fox Talbot (1800 - 77), inventor of the modern photographic negative and whose descendants gave the Abbey and village to the Trust in 1944. The village, which dates from the 13th century and has many limewashed half-timbered and stone houses, featured in the TV and film productions of Pride and Prejudice, Moll Flanders, and Emma. Lacock Abbey Cloisters saw the return of Harry Potter…
Lacock Abbey
Lacock, nr Chippenham, SN15 2LG
3ml S of Chippenham, just E of A350; signposted to car park

Museum Cloisters & Garden: 1 Mar - 31 Oct, 11 - 5.30
Abbey: 27 Mar - 31 Oct, 1 - 5.30
Closed Friday & Good Friday


A National Trust Property

Larmertree Gardens

Discover the secret gardens of Wiltshire which were skilfully created by General PittRivers in 1880 then restored over the last 10 years. An open air theatre, Roman temple, Nepalese carved buildings and water features cover the land.
The gardens are inhabited by ornamental pheasants and peacocks. Shown are regular concerts, fairs and musical entertainments during the high season. Stable block and courtyard with plant sales and gift shop. Croquet, play area and picnic areas.
Tollard Royal,
Salisbury, SP5 5PT
On the B3081 off A354 Salisbury to Blandford road



Tel: 01725 516228
Fax: 01725 516449

Liddington Hill & Castle

Liddington Castle is a late Bronze Age and early Iron Age hill fort  .
It is sited on a commanding high point close to the Ridgeway and covers an area of 3ha. Liddington Castle was one of the earliest hill forts in Britain, with first occupation dating to the seventh century BC. The earthworks consist of a relatively simple oval bank of timber and earth fronted by a ditch, with opposing causewayed entrances on the east and west sides. The western entrance was later blocked off and the eastern one may have been lined with sarsen stones. A palisade
Finds of pottery suggest Liddington Castle was abandoned during the fifth century BC, with perhaps some later re-occupation during the Excavation within the hill fort revealed a large pit 1.5m in diameter and at least 2.4m deep. The bottom of the feature was not reached and it was interpreted by the archaeologists who dug it as a ritual shaft.  Roman period. Liddington Castle is sometimes suggested as a possible site of Mount Badon and thus the location of the late fifth century AD Battle of Mount Badon in Arthurian myth. There is, however, no archaeological evidence to indicate activity during this later period.
Unlike the neighbouring castles of Uffington and Barbury, Liddington Castle is relatively unvisited in spite of being a clearly visible landmark to the millions who pass along the M4 motorway south of Swindon


Lock Inn

You'll find the cafe at the Lock Inn a pleasant reminder of when we were a nation of corner shop keepers. Owned and run by the same family since it was first opened in 1990 we are proud that we see many of the customers that first came 10 years ago. We always do our best to make sure that your visit to our cafe is an enjoyable experience that you will wish to repeat.
tearoom in the lock inn cafe  48 Frome Road
BA15 1LE
Tel: 01225 868068
Discover many of the world's most majestic creatures as they roam within the Safari Park. Marvel at the treasures of Longleat House. Visit the longest maze

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7NW
Just off A36 between Bath & salisbury (A362 between Warminster & Frome)


Tel: 01985 844400
Ludgershall Castle

Norman castle of which extensive earthworks and a complex but very ruined series of buildings exists. Village cross is in main street.

Ludgershall Castle
A342 - on north side of Ludgershall.

Tel: 01264 790404
Lydiard House

Lydiard House, the delightful yet little-known ancestral home of the Viscounts Bollingbroke, lies in beautiful 18th Century parkland within easy reach of Junction 16 of the M4. Rescued from ruin by Swindon Corporation in 1943, the Palladian house has been lovingly restored and welcomes visitors throughout the year.As one of Wiltshire's smaller stately homes, the house benefits from a highly-intimate atmosphere.The elegant ground floor apartments where ornate plasterwork and original family furnishings are preserved alongside portraits and photographs of the St. John family who lived in Lydiard House from as far back as Elizabethan times. Striking character figures of the family and of their servants bring the house to life and their story is told through audio commentaries and displays.
Lydiard Park
Lydiard Tregoze

 01793 770401

Lydiard Park

Lydiard Park is a delightful place to explore at any time of year. Paths and trails through the woods and by the lake offer glimpses of the many animals and birds which make Lydiard their home. Rolling lawns and shady trees provide a wonderful picnicking area in summer, and in early spring the woodlands are carpeted in snowdrops. A Visitor Centre houses countryside displays and a café. Exciting adventure playgrounds for toddlers and older children including an aerial runway.
Lydiard Park
Hook Street
Whitehill Way,




Malmesbury is one of the oldest continously inhabited sites in Britain. The first Christian community was established in the mid-7th century, and the Abbey  dates from about 1180. Malmesbury has its own Town Council which conducts its business from the Town Hall. The district authority is North Wiltshire District Council which comes under Wiltshire County Council.Malmesbury has been twinned with the German town of Niebüll for more than 20 years. Early in 2000, a partnership was created withGien from the Loire region of France.

Town Hall, Market Lane
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
SN16 9BZ

email: click here
01666 823748

Malmesbury Abbey

The Abbey with its Norman arch of the South Porch entrance, Stained glass in the nave by William Morris & Co, the designs by Sir E. Burne-Jones and the tomb of the Saxon King Althelstan, first king of all England. Also a window showing Elmer the flying Monk. Among the tombs outside, look for the grave of Hannah Twynnoy, killed by a tiger!
The Abbey is open daily between 10:00am and 4:00pm, as well as for regular worship.

Malmesbury House

Malmesbury House, the family residence of Mr and Mrs John Cordle, is located next to St Ann Gate and was originally a 13th century canonry. Later enlarged, it was leased in 1660 to the Harris family, whose descendants became the Earls of Malmesbury. Behind the Wren façade (1698 - 1704) are rooms with magnificent rococo plasterwork. Amongst the many illustrious visitors to the house were King Charles II, who came to escape the plague in 1665, and the composer Handel, who gave recitals in the chapel above St Ann Gate. Frances Webb, a direct ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II, lived in the house in the 1770s.
The Close
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 327 027
334 414


Marlborough is situated in the picturesque rural north-east of Wiltshire.  Much of its great natural beauty is environmentally protected and it offers the discerning visitor a unique blend of modern attractions and facilities. Marlborough has one of the widest high streets in England and is renown for its high quality and extravagant shops. Originating from a Roman settlement, the town is within easy reach of the M4 motorway.
George Lane Car Park
Marlborough,SN8 1EE

Outdoor Market on Wednesday and
 Saturday in the High Street

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Tel: +44 (0) 1672 513989
Fax: +44 (0)1672 513989

Marlborough Downs Mountain Boarding

Under the supervision of two world champions from America, 2 Mountain boarding tracks have been developed on the south facing chalk downs between Pewsey and Devizes. One track is encouraging for beginners and one is more exciting, demanding and challenging for the more advanced rider, all levels of ability are catered for. Booking for tuition in advance is essential.
Bridge Farm,c/o Nutscale, Church Walk, Stanton St Bernard, Marlborough
email: mail@mdmb.co.uk

01672 851648
Marlborough Golf Club

Founded in 1888 and set in the beautiful rolling Marlborough Downs, the course presents a real challenge to the low handicapper - the Wiltshire Professional Championship has been held at Marlborough for the last 12 years - at the same time as providing a fair test for those with higher handicaps. The back 9 are played on 114 year old turf; indeed the hole layouts are largely unchanged . The course was extended to 18 holes in 1970. The spectacular club-house, offers beautiful views from the first floor bar and restaurant over the 18th green and the rolling downs beyond. It’s an ideal venue for special occasions. Our  conference room is an ideal venue for business meetings or the excellent lunches or dinners, for which we are renowned.
Marlborogh Golf Club
The Common, Marlborough,
Wilts SN8 1DU
From the M4 junction 15 proceed south along the A346 for about 7 miles and you will see the entrance to the club on the right just before you enter Marlborough town.

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 01672 512147

Marlborough Leisure Centre

Marlborough Leisure
Marlborough Leisure Centre,
Barton Dene,
Marlborough SN8 1PB
Tel: +44 (0) 1672 513161
Medieval Hall

For group visits (and occasionally open to individuals) the Medieval Hall is an important 13th century banqueting hall located within the world famous Salisbury Cathedral Close. Visitors will learn about the history and construction of this stunning room and may also wath 'Discover Salisbury' an absorbing, entertaining and informative 30 minute film about Salisbury past and present (soundtrack in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese). Ideal for groups of up to 100 (allow 1.25 hours). Refreshments/souvenirs available. All ages will enjoy a fascinating and amusing experience, leaving with an enlightened knowledge of our great city.
The Medieval Hall, Cathedral Close,
Salisbury, SP1 2EY
Open all year for pre-booked groups. Individual visits - check notice boards in the Cathedral Close.



 01722 324731
Fax: 01722 339983

The town of Melksham evolved at a ford across the River Avon and was once part of a vast royal forest that stretched as far as Chippenham and was a favourite hunting ground of Tudor Kings. In the 19th century, the town boasted the discovery of Saline and Chalybeate springs, and an attempt was made in 1815 to develop the town as a spa that would rival nearby Bath. This attempt failed, however you can still trace some of the fine Regency building in the town and, on the outskirts of the town, it is possible to see examples of the original fine houses built as part of the spa development.
                  Town Hall
Church Street, Melksham, SN12 6LS
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Merchants House

Most of us are familiar with homes of the aristocracy, this house affords us the opportunity to explore a 17th century house of the type a rich merchant would have lived in.Five rooms to explore Demonstrations of appropriate music, costume making and needlework  Ongoing conservation to see what has been accomplished and what has to be done Library and Archives supporting the history of the 17th century and the history of Marlborough

Tel/FAX  01672
Mere Museum

Displays of local history and items of general interest which change at approximately 3-monthly intervals. A pictorial map of Mere (of which small copies are available), display panels on "Mere in the 20th century" and 2 showcases on the history of Mere are permanent displays.
Mere Museum
Barton Lane, Church Street
Mere, Warminster, BA12 6JA
A303, 23 miles west of Salisbury, 7 miles east of Winca.Mondays - 10am - 7pm Tuesdays - Fridays 9am - 5pm
Saturdays - 9am - 1pm

email: curator@meremuseum.fsnet.co.uk

Tel: 01747 861444
Mompesson House

Mompesson House, 'The House in The Close' is a perfect example of Queen Anne architecture and was built for Charles Mompesson in 1701. It is noted for its elegant and spacious interior, especially the magnificent plasterwork and fine oak staircase. See the important Turnbull collection of 18th century drinking glasses, fine period furniture and charming walled garden with its garden tea room. Mompesson House featured as Mrs Jennings' London home in the award-winning film `Sense and Sensibility`. Mompesson House is now owned by the National Trust.
The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EL
25 Mar-29 Oct 2006, Sat-Wed 11pm-5pm. Closed Thur & Fri. Last admission 4.30pm.
email: mompessonhouse@

01722 335659
Fax: 01722 321559
Monkton Park Golf Club

Monkton Park Golf course has been established in the centre of Chippenham for 35 years and for the last 30 has been run as a family business by Mel and Barbie Dawson.The golf course caters for the good golfer as well as the hopeless beginner by cleverly using different tees depending on the golfer's ability. Everything one needs to play golf is available to rent or buy so just turn up there is no need to book!
Monkton Park,  Chippenham,
SN15 3PE
Follow signs for Railway Station then follow signs to Golf Course.


Moulden Hill Angling

MOULDON HILL A/C is a Course Fishing Angling Club being formed for the suitability of all breeds of Anglers and Welcomes both new and experienced Anglers to the sport. With stages for children and wheel chair stability. The Club is open throughout the whole year with no close Season - for Memberships and Day Tickets.
The Club Lake is approx- 4 1/2 acres in size and situated by Burghley Park, Swindon, Wiltshire (next to the River Ray).
With Stockings of; Tench upto 4lb, Bream to 3lb, Crucian Carp to 3lb, Roach, Rudd, Skimmers and Perch to 2lb. n addition, there are also an abundance of River Fish: Chubb, Dace and Gudgeon.

Mouldon Hill Angling
Off m4 jct 15 onto A419 towards Swindon/Cirencester/Gloucester, over 1st round-about which is called the Commonhead round-about, then left at the next round-about, into the middle lane following on down Thamesdown Drive, past Walmart/Asda shopping Superstore on left, keep going until Juction 10 on this dual carriage way and turn right opposite the turning for Taw Hill.Lake is through padlocked gateway 400yds down on the left.
Day Tickets available from:
The House of Angling
59-60 Commercial Road


North Wiltshire Golf Club

Arguably one of the most stunning golf courses in Wiltshire, North Wilts offers a tough but fair test of golfing skill, spectacular views of the Wiltshire Downs and a very warm welcome to all who grace us with their presence. Established in 1890, North Wilts Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in Wiltshire. It is situated high on the downlands of the county, with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. The chalk base allows for free draining and the 18 hole par 71 course offers a real test to golfers of all standards.
North Wilts Golf Clun
Bishops Cannings, Devizes, SN10 2LP.
on the main road between Devizes and Calne


Oasis Leisure

Lagoon Swimming Pool, -with 'new' pirate ship under 8s play feature, 3 giant water slide ('Domebusters'), Wavemachine, Watercannon and Hydroslide.
Gym - Multi-purpose sports hall (eight courts) - Fitness classes -
Indoor Bowling Green - 4 Outdoor Astroturf pitches - Squash Courts - Cafe - Bar

North Star Avenue



Old Sarum Castle

The massive Iron Age hillfort of Old Sarum (Old Salisbury) was re-used by the Romans, Saxons and Normans, before growing into one of the most flourishing settlements in medieval England. This fascinating and dramatic site contains the ruins of a castle, cathedral and Bishop's Palace. From the Iron Age ramparts there are fine views of the surrounding countryside, an ideal spot for a picnic. A guide book and souvenirs are available from the on-site shop. Look out for special events throughout the summer.
Old sarum
Old Sarum Castle, English Heritage,
Castle Road, Salisbury, SP1 3SD
1-31 Mar 10am-4pm; 1 Apr-30 Jun 10am-5pm; 1 Jul-31 Aug 9am-6pm; Sept 10am-5pm; Oct 10am - 4pm;
1st Nov-28th Feb 2007 11am-3pm.
Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan.



01722 335398
Fax: 01722 416037
Old Sarum Flying Club
Old Sarum Flying Club is open 7 days a week, serving delicious homemade food from our restaurant. A trial lesson over the Wiltshire countryside makes an unforgettable present that the whole family can enjoy, and if you decide to learn to fly later on, then this trip will count towards a full pilot's licence. In a two or four seat light aircraft you will be shown the basics of how to fly and you can actually take the controls yourself if you wish. There are a variety of aircraft, including microlights and also aerobatics, to choose from. It's a fantastic experience you'll never forget! Full wheelchair access and toilets.
Old Sarum
Hangar 3, Old Sarum Airfield,
Salisbury, SP4 6DZ
Airfield: 8.30am-8pm or sunset if earlier. Mon-Sun
Restaurant & Licensed Bar: 9am-5pm
Breakfast: 9am-11am Lunch: 12noon-3pm


 01722 322525
Fax: 01722 323702
Old Wardour Castle
The unusual hexagonal ruins of Old Wardour Castle stand serenely in its lakeside setting, protected by acres of wood. But this beguiling scene of tranquility masks a bloodthirsty past - a terrible battle was fought here in 1643 when Parliamentarian forces besieged the castle for several weeks. By the time the occupants surrendered, the damage to the castle was extensive; an audio tour brings to life the castles long history. Today, surrounded by landscaped gardens which include an elaborate rockwork grotto, Old Wardour is a picturesque location for picnics and a relaxing day out.
Old Wardour
Old Wardour Castle, English Heritage,
Nr. Tisbury, Salisbury, SP3 6RR
1 Apr-30 Jun 10am-5pm;
1 Jul-31 Aug 10am - 6pm;
Sept 10am-5pm; Oct 10am-4pm; 1 Nov-31 Mar 2007 Sat & Sun 10am-4pm
Closed 24, 25, & 26 Dec and 1 Jan



01747 870487


The game of paintball is fun, exciting and varied. With plenty of experience behind us, we at Experience Paintball! offer some of the best paintball you'll find. Our carefully engineered menu of games is designed for everyone to enjoy for maximum fun and an experience long-remembered.

We currently operate from two dedicated sites: Swindon and Warminster. Both sites are available throughout year. Both sites have netted safety areas and private off-road parking, players are normally met at the car park and escorted to the playing areas.

Contact: 39 Queens Road, Devizes
E-mail: enquiries@

01380 728982
ParAvion Paragliding Centre

The Par Avion centre is situated in the lovely Wiltshire countryside on the A4, just outside the market town of Marlborough. One day taster courses and gift vouchers are also available.
Par Avion
Trevor McLoughlin
Elm Tree Park, Manton
email: office@par-avion.co.uk

01672 861380
Fax: 01672 861580
Peto Garden

Winner of the Historic Houses Association/Christie's Garden of the Year Award, this Grade I Italian-style garden is famous for its tranquility and beauty and was the home of Edwardian architect and landscape designer, Harold Peto from 1899-1933. Unique and romantic, the garden is characterised by pools, terraces, sculpture, evergreen planting and magnificent rural views. Due to the steep hillside nature of the garden, it is not a suitable visit for children under 10 years old.

Peto Garden
Iford Manor, Bradford-on-Avon
BA15 2BA
Open :Apr - Oct


0225 863 146
01225 862 364


Archaeological digs around the village indicate that there has been a settlement here since the 6th century, however it was the opening of the Kennet and Avon canal in 1810, and the railway in 1862 that transformed Pewsey into a bustling community.  A quaint village that retains its charming character , Pewsey is a hotspot for crop circle enthusiasts.  The Pewsey vale is recognised a an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is extremely popular with the outdoor enthusiast
Farmers Market second Thursday of each month in the Bouverie Hall

Pewsey Downs NNR

Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve (NNR) lies on the southern edge of the Marlborough Downs and is situated on a steep south-facing scarp slope overlooking the Vale of Pewsey. The reserve includes three hills: Milk, Walkers and Knap. Pewsey Downs is located between Devizes and Pewsey. Access to the site is via an unclassified road between the A361 and A345.  Car parking available near Knapp Hill.
Pewsey Downs
English Nature
Wiltshire Team

Tel: 01380 726344
Pewsey Heritage Centre
A local history museum located in part of Whatley's old Victorian foundry building and open since 1992. While entry to the museum is free, it operates as a registered charity and has a donations box inside the door. The collection reflects many aspects of historical Pewsey life; domestic, commercial, agricultural, social, and industrial
                  Heritage Centre
Pewsey Heritage Centre
Open April to October
Tel: 01672 564364
Pewsey Vale Riding Centre

To give good quality instruction in a safe and friendly atmosphere. To cater for any standard of client, so enabling all abilities direct access to this great sport and pastime, all of which is set in the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire.
Pewsey Vale
Pewsey Vale Riding Centre
Church Farm
Stanton St. Bernard, Marlborough


01672 851400
Pewsey Wharf

Pewsey Wharf on the canal is located just outside Pewsey on the road to Oare. A beautiful location with a shop, cafe, bar area, narrow boats on the canal, a nature reserve a short walk away and a pub across the road.
Pewsey Wharf
Pewsey Wharf Boat Club
Email: info@pwbc.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1793 812161
Pound Hill Garden

A delightfully romantic 2 acre garden of secret corners, stepping stones and meandering pathways. Courtyard decorated with many containers, old fashioned rose garden, ornamental vegetable garden, striking herbaceous borders, woodland water garden and many other features.
                  Hill Garden
Pound Hill House,
Chippenham, SN14 7JG
From M4 junction 18 take the A46 towards Bath. At the first roundabout take the A420 towards Chippenham. Open daily March to October including bank holiday Mondays, 2 - 5 pm
email: info@poundhillplants.co.uk

 01249 782822/01249 782781
 01249 782953

Purton Museum
Village museum covering the history of Purton from Neolithic and Roman times to the recent past. There is an extensive collection of agricultural hand tools and dairy equipment, maps and photographs. Also pottery from the Roman kilns.
1 High Street, Purton,
Swindon, SN5 4AA
Purton lies five miles to the west of Swindon
email: curator@purtonmuseum.com

01793 770648

Roves Farm

Roves Farm in Sevenhampton is a 400-acre working sheep, arable and conservation farm and is set in some beautiful countryside. Explore the world's largest willow maze: 2.5km of hedgerow with its own Willenium Dome!
Tractor and trailer rides, goat racing at weekends and school holidays, bouncy castle and ball pond, toddlers' play area, 7 nature walks, new 3D big bale tunnel maze, Granary Tea Rooms.

Roves Farm
Sevenhampton, Nr Highworth,
Swindon SN6 7QG
Signed from A361
Open: every day during half term 14 - 22 February and then from 23 February - 31 October Wed-Sun during term time and daily throughout the school holidays and bank holidays 10.30am-5pm.

email: jb@rovesfarm.freeserve.co.uk

 01793 763939

 01793 763939


Salisbury has been a favourite destination with visitors for the past 800 years or more. With first class visitor attractions, theatres, events, shopping, eating and drinking it’s no wonder that last year Salisbury was voted, by Observer readers, in the top ten of the best British tourist destinations!  We hope that you will agree when you discover how perfectly the past merges with the present, as you enjoy the delights of our medieval city and beautiful English countryside.  There is an abundance of historical buildings peppered throughout the city to explore – including the majestic sight that is Salisbury Cathedral’s spire’, Britain’s tallest, standing at a breathtaking 123 metres - together with modern high street shops that are mixed with specialist retail outlets with something for everyone.

Fish Row, Salisbury , SP1 1EJ
01722 334956
Fax: 01722 422059

Salisbury Cathedral.

Salisbury is probably the finest medieval cathedral in Britain.   Started in 1220 AD and completed by 1258 AD. The spire, the hioghest in England, soaring to a commanding 404 ft (123 m) was added a generation later. Visitors can climb the 332 steps up a narrow spiral staircase just to reach the base of the spire!

salisbury cathedral

33 The Close
(Visitors Office)
WiltshireSP1 2EJ

Fax: +44 (0) 1722 555116
E-mail: visitors@salcath.co.uk

Tel: 01722 555121
Salisbury Racecourse
Salisbury Racecourse is one of England's oldest racecourses, racing having taken place at the picturesque downland course since the 16th century. Salisbury stages a number of meetings during the summer months when it successfully combines high quality racing with a friendly and enjoyable day out. Accompanied children are always welcome at Salisbury (where a free creche facility is available at many meetings) and, under the age of 16, are admitted free to all meetings.
Salisbury Racecourse
Salisbury Race Plain,
01722 326461
Fax: 01722 412710

Salisbury South Wilts Museum

Salisbury Museum is the home of the award-winning, redesigned Stonehenge Gallery, the Monkton Deverill gold torc, and the now famous Warminster Jewel and the famous `Amesbury Archer`. Displays include Early Man, the Romans and Saxons, history of Old Sarum and Salisbury (with the renowned Giant and Hob Nob), the Pitt Rivers collection, pottery, porcelain and Wedgwood in beautiful 17th century rooms, a pre-NHS surgery, costume, lace and embroidery. There are pictures, including Turner watercolours, throughout the museum. Special exhibitions all year. Membership benefits available. A friendly museum with wonderful collections in a splendid Grade 1 Listed building. Now designated as having archaeology collections of national importance.
Salisbury South Wilts Museum
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
The King's House,
65 The Close,
Open all year Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Sundays in Jul, Aug 2pm-5pm. Closed over Christmas

Email : museum@ salisburymuseum.org.uk


01722 332151
Fax: 01722 325611
Science Museum

The Science Museum Wroughton is the large object storage facility for the National Collections of the Science Museum. The whole spectrum of collections of scientific and technological interest are stored and conserved here ranging from the Lockheed Constellation airliner to early computers, from bicycles to the Woods Press and MRI scanners to hovercrafts.
NMSI Wroughton
Red Barn Gate, Wroughton, SN4 9NS
The Science Museum Wroughton is situated off the A4361 Devizes road, south of Swindon and the M4. From the motorway, exit at J15 or 16 and follow signs for Wroughton and look out for the brown Science Museum signs.

Tel: 01793 846200
Shear Water

Surrounded by 38 acres of magnificent woodland, Shearwater Lake is one of the finest waterways in West Wiltshire. The lake, which is part of the Longleat Estate was designed in 1791 by Francis Drake of Bridgwater. It is known for its fishing and sailing.  A 20 mile long cycle route through the Wylye valley to Salisbury begins here. Contact West Wiltshire District Council for information.
Shear Water
Tel: 01225 776655
Sheldon Manor

Gardens only open to the public. Sheldon Manor is Wiltshire's oldest inhabited manor house. The porch is 13th century and there is a 15th century chapel. Romantic, peaceful gardens with ancient yews, a mulberry tree and a profusion of old fashioned roses blooming late May, through June and July. The gardens are open Thursday and Sunday afternoons and Bank Holidays, from Easter - October. Afternoon tea, picnic lunches for groups by prior arrangement. The house, chapel and gardens are available for private events and celebrations.

SN14 0RG
1.5 miles west of Chippenham, signposted from A420 and from A4 eastbound. M4 exit 17, 4 miles.

Easter - October
Gardens only open Thursday & Sunday afternoons and Bank Holidays.

 653 120
 461 097
Silbury Hill

The largest man-made mound in ancient Europe, Silbury Hill was constructed c2800BC. Even after centuries of research, archaeologists have still not discovered the original purpose of the Hill - it may have been intended as a cenotaph, as a tribal marker or even as a tomb.Silbury Hill can be viewed well from the car park on the A4. Please do not climb the Hill as the site is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Grid Reference: SU100685  Avebur

Silbury Hill
Silbury Hill is situated to the north side of the A4 between Marlborough and Beckhampton in Wiltshire. A car park is provided for viewing, but access to the hill is prohibited.

Spire Balloons

Champagne Hot Air Balloon flights over Wiltshire. Dawn and dusk flights seven days a week (subject to weather). Marvel at the beauty of the countryside from the stability and serenity of your platform in the sky. All the time in the world for videos, photos and all whilst sipping Champagne. A balloon flight makes a wonderful gift for any occasion or celebration, giving fantastic memories for many years to come. 12-month open dated gift vouchers available.

Aerosaurus Balloons LTD
National Booking Office
Southbrook House
Southbrook, Whimple
EXETER, Devon, EX5 2PG



This exciting new museum is in a beautifully restored railway building in the heart of the Swindon Works. Find out why Swindon was famous for building the world's greatest steam locomotives and discover what life was like for the railway workers. Children will love the interactive displays, including the simulated footplate ride on a steam locomotive. You can walk underneath the magnificent Caerphilly Castle locomotive and climb aboard the footplate of the famous King George V.There's even a workshop where you can watch locomotives and carriages being repaired. The museum stages regular special events and exhibitions throughout the year, including special children's events in the school holidays.
Museum of the Great Western Railway
Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2TA
 01793 46 66 46


Stonehenge. A place which has been surrounded in mystery, debate, speculation and sometimes even learning, for centuries. Beloved of the hippy generation and the New Age Traveller, it has become a symbol attached to many strange ideas, most of which have nothing whatever to do with the true story of this remarkable megalithic temple
Stone Weird
Stonehenge is situated at the junction of the A303 and the A344, just west of Amesbury in Wiltshire. There is a large car park and rather awful "visitor centre" on the north side of the A344.

Stonehenge Golf Centre
Situated 1/2 mile to the west of Durrington, the Stonehenge Golf Centre has a 16 bay, floodlit golf driving range and a 9 hole academy golf course in a beautiful setting. In addition to pay and play, lessons are available from the resident professional for all levels of ability and skills can also be refined on the putting green and in the practice bunkers. The shop sells a range of clothing, equipment and light refreshments. Clubs can be borrowed if required.
Stonenenge Golf Centre
Royal School of Artillery,
Larkhill, Salisbury,
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm
Sat 8am-6pm
Sun 9am-6pm
Tel: 01980 675296
Fax: 01980 675869


A world-famous example of the English landscape style, laid out between 1741 and 1780. Classical temples, including the impressive Pantheon, are set around the central lake at the end of a series of vistas with mature woodland and exotic trees. The garden is beautiful all year, with early displays of rhododendrons and amazing autumn colour. The Palladian mansion has a magnificent interior, with Regency library, an extensive picture collection and furniture by the younger Chippendale
The Estate Office, Stourton,
Warminster, BA12 6QD
Garden: All year daily, 9am-7pm or dusk if earlier.
House: 18 March - 31 October 11.30am-4.30pm daily, or dusk if earlier (closed Wed and Thurs).

Email :

 01747 841152
Stourton House Flower Garden

Four and a half acres of varied and colourful shrubs, camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias, hedged borders, delphinium avenue, rose walk, ponds, woodland glades and a secret garden. Superb collections of daffodils and hydrangeas.Colour and interest all year. Plants and 'Stourton Dried Flowers' from the garden for sale. Advice given. Lots of level walking, very suitable for the elderly.
Stourton House Flower Garden
Stourton House, Stourton,
Warminster,  BA12 6QF
A303, B3092, 3 miles north west of Mere; park in Stourhead car park and follow blue signs. Private Garden open 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
 01747 840417


There is something for everyone to enjoy in Swindon. The fascinating history of Brunel's railway has been brought to life at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway and the refurbished buildings of the historic railway are also home to Europe's largest covered designer outlet centre (McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Great Western) and English Heritage (National Monuments Record Centre). As well as having its own appeal, Swindon is surrounded by some beautiful countryside. The Ridgeway (Europe's oldest road) and Lydiard Park are both easily accessible and should be included in any visit to Swindon.

Swindon Tourist Information
37 Regent Street


Swindon Crickslade Railway

Step back into a bygone era and take a ride on Wiltshire's only standard gauge steam train at the Swindon & Cricklade Railway. The railway has been entirely reconstructed by volunteers who, twenty years ago, took over an empty trackbed. Today it is a fully-functioning railway and has recently opened a second station at Hayes Knoll where visitors can view the steam and diesel locomotive collection. Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of facilities at the Heritage Railway Centre. The Swindon & Cricklade Railway operates a programme of special events throughout the year
                  Crickslade Railway
Blunsdon Station, Tadploe Lane
Swindon, SN25 2DA

The railway is situated approximately four miles north of Swindon town centre. It can be reached from the A419 northbound, turning left for Swindon Stadium and then bearing right and following signs for the railway.
 01793 771615

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery has displays of local history, archaeology and geology, and modern British art.The museum displays tell the story of Swindon's Jurassic past, its connections with the Roman Empire and the more recent social history of this thriving town. Unusual exhibits include: Items from the Roman villa site at Groundwell Ridge in North Swindon, including remains of wall plaster, tiles and a silver bowl. A rare Roman  wine strainer discovered in the Wanborough area.Unique Roman lead casket and glass urn. A 4.5m (15ft) Indian crocodile. An Egyptian mummy of a 12-year-old boy
Swindon Museum
Bath Road, Swindon
The museum is housed in a listed building, adjacent to the art gallery on the corner of Bath Road and Victoria Road in Swindon's Old Town.
Monday- Saturday 10am-5pm

Tel: 01793 466556
Swindon Town Football Club

In 1894 Swindon Town football Club, founded by Rev. Williams Pitt, took on professionals and became a founder member of the Southern League DivisionOne  Swindon Town moved into the Football League Div 3 (S) in 1920
                    Town FC
County Ground
Swindon SN1 2ED

Tel: 0870 443 1969
The Courts

Delightful English country garden. One of Wiltshire's best-kept secrets .Full of mystery, variety and colour
Peaceful water gardens planted with irises and lilies Unusual topiary and garden ornaments

The Courts
Holt, nr Bradford-on-Avon,  BA14 6RR
A National Trust Property

 782875 (opening hours)
 782340 (other times)
The Wardrobe Military Museum

The Wardrobe, with its many period features, dates from 1254. It is known as the Wardrobe having been used as a clothing and document store by bishops in the 14th century. The Wardrobe is now the museum of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, with displays telling the absorbing story of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, the Wiltshire Regiment and the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment. Visitors can also stroll in the riverside garden leading down to the River Avon with views of the famous water meadows. The Bernieres licensed restaurant, housed in a restored 16th century coach house, offers home cooked food.
The Wardrobe Museum
The Wardrobe Military Museum
58 The Close, Salisbury,
7 Feb-1 Dec* 2006 10am-5pm
Apr-Oct daily.
Feb, Mar & Nov Tues-Sun.
*NB: closed Dec from 2nd onwards

 01722 419419
Fax: 01722 421626

Tidworth Leisure Centre

Whether you’re just starting out on your fitness programme or want to train with performance in mind, Tidworth Leisure Centre has the solution. Getting fitter not only makes you look better, but can increase energy levels as well as improve your outlook on life! Come and train in our six lane 25 metre pool, have fun using the 50 metre flume and splash pool, or work out in our spacious, fully equipped fitness suite and activity room. With a library, café and full range of fitness classes also on site, we guarantee you’ll find plenty to keep body and mind occupied.
Tidworth Leisure Centre
Tidworth Leisure Centre
Nadder Road
Tidworth SP9 7QN
Open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm Saturday 8am-5pm Sunday 8am-9pm

01980 847140

Tisbury Leisure Centre

Situated 15 miles by road to the west of Salisbury, a short walk from the main line station, or an enjoyable cycle ride along minor roads, Tisbury and District Sports Centre provides a warm welcome. The centre offers a full range of all indoor sports, fully equipped fitness suite, tennis courts, soft play centre and lounge area with viewing gallery over the hall. There is a packed programme of activities for all ages, 6 days a week, 50 weeks of the year.
Tisbury Leisure Centre
Weaveland Road
email: Tisburysc@salisbury.gov.uk



Tithe Barn

Bradford-on-Avon is the home to one of the country's finest examples of a medieval Tithe Barn. Built in the early 14th century, this gigantic barn was constructed to store the taxes or "tithes" paid by the local peasants. Produce would be brought to the barn across the 14th century packhorse bridge (still in existence, picture below) which was built especially for that purpose. In 1971, the farmhouse, barn, bridge and farm was purchased by the local council and became Barton Farm Country Park.
Tithe Barn
Barton Farm is a short walk from the centre of the historic town of Bradford on Avon, on the southern edge of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Barton Farm Country Park is well sign posted and is located off the B3109 on the edge of the historic town of Bradford on Avon.

Grid reference:ST 823 603 (entrance)



Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire, lies in the heart of the South West of England approximately 10 miles from Bath. It is considered the natural centre of the region's five small industrial towns and, with a population of 27,500, it is now the third largest town in Wiltshire, after Salisbury and Chippenham. As well as being the county town of Wiltshire, Trowbridge is also the administrative centre of both Wiltshire County Council and West Wiltshire District Council. The town's lengthy history is recorded in the museum which tells the fascinating story of Trowbridge's people and past. The woollen industry played a crucial part in the town's development and the museum is located in the last woollen mill in Trowbridge, which closed its doors as a mill in 1982.
St Stephen's Place
Trowbridge, BA14 8AH

email: click here
01225 777054
Fax: 01225 777054

Trowbridge Museum

Located in what was the town's last woollen mill and telling the fascinating story of its people and past. The woollen industry played a key part in Trowbridge's development and working textile looms are on display in the museum. We even produce our own cloth.Other displays include a reconstruction of Trowbridge Castle and a Victorian School Room. There are regular temporary exhibitions and events. A history trail and mouse hunt for children.
Trowbridge Museum
The Shires, Court Street,
Trowbridge, BA14 8AT
From the A363 (Bradford on Avon) and from the A361 (Devizes) follow signs to the Shires Shopping Centre.

Open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturdays 10am - 5pm.

email: clare.lyall@trowbridge.gov.uk

Tel: 01225 751339
Fax: 01225 754608

Upavon Golf Club

There have been golf holes laid out on the site at Upavon since shortly before the First World War when the area was used for recreation by the newly - formed Royal Air Force. By the time the RAF vacated the site in 1993, the layout of 10 greens and 18 tees were well established.The departure of the RAF from the base at Upavon saw significant changes take place. The club became an autonomous civilian members club, and acquired some additional 40 acres of land adjacent to the western boundary, enabling the construction of additional holes. These were brought into play in May 1997, forming an 18-hole, par 71 layout of 6410 yards.

                  Golf Club
  Douglas Avenue, Upavon,  SN9 6BQ
Upavon Golf Club can be found on the A342 Devizes to Andover road, 1 mile south-east of Upavon village.
email: play@upavongolfclub.co.uk




Virgin Hot Air Balooning (Larmer Tree Gardens)
A hot air balloon ride from Larmer Tree Gardens will carry you over magical gardens, colourful shrubs, striking displays of colourful flowers, tranquil woods, sunken dells and peacocks! They’re hard to miss with their stunning azure plumage and graceful presence – the peacocks of Larmer Tree Gardens wander regally around the seemingly enchanted grounds. Set amidst the stunning Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Larmer Tree Gardens have been recognised by English Heritage as a Garden of National Importance. Notably, they were also the first privately owned gardens opened for the public to enjoy. On the Dorset and Wiltshire border, Salisbury is set in rural England’s heartland. If the wind carries you northwards you will look out of your balloon basket over the cathedral city of Salisbury itself which is home to one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain. With the tallest spire in Britain you should be able to spot it towering above the pretty streets of the city. Look to the east and you will have stunning views over the New Forest National Park whilst westwards you might find yourself drifting serenely over Shaftesbury or Sherborne; one of the most beautiful towns in England with picturesque almshouses, a superb abbey and an abundance of medieval buildings. With the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Longleat along with 13th century buildings, quaint tea rooms, a host of art and culture venues and 8,200 paths and trails to walk or cycle in Wiltshire, a hot air balloon ride over this delightful area will keep you entertained both in the air and down on the ground.
http://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/gallery/full/002.jpg Salisbury (Larmer Tree Gardens) launch site:-

Larmer Tree Gardens
Tollard Royal
 SP5 5PT

Larmer Tree Gardens is clearly marked by brown Tourist Information signs.

01952 212750
Virgin Hot Air Balooning (Salisbury Racecourse)
Just 4 miles west of the cathedral city of Salisbury in Wiltshire lies Salisbury Racecourse. There has been racing at this course since the mid-16th century where many equine legends have seen success. It was at Salisbury Racecourse in 1948 where the public first saw Lester Piggott ride, now considered to be the best of his generation and greatest English flat jockey with 4,493 wins during his career. A hot air balloon ride over Salisbury Racecourse promises a much more serene kind of ride than a thunderous gallop around a racecourse however. Instead you can expect to catch a glimpse of the tallest church spire in Britain belonging to Salisbury Cathedral, one of the finest medieval churches in Britain. Salisbury is situated in rural England’s heartland on the Dorset and Wiltshire border. A hot air balloon ride south eastwards will carry you over the New Forest National Park. If you fly in spring look out for the wash of bluebells covering the woodland floors and the New Forest cattle and ponies grazing throughout the Forest in their various haunts. If the wind carries you westwards you might find yourself drifting serenely over Shaftesbury or Sherborne; one of the most beautiful towns in England with picturesque almshouses, a superb abbey and an abundance of medieval buildings. With the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Longleat, along with 13th century buildings, quaint tea rooms, a host of art and culture venues and 8,200 paths and trails to walk or cycle in Wiltshire, a hot air balloon ride over Salisbury will keep you entertained both in the skies and once back down on the ground.
http://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/gallery/full/002.jpg Salisbury Racecourse launch site:-

The Racecourse
The Race Plain
Take Blandford road from Salisbury (A354).
01952 212750
Virgin Hot Air Balooning (Swindon)
Take to the skies from Lydiard Park for an unforgattable balloon ride over Swindon.Enjoy floating up and away from this beautiful historic parkland with the Palladian house and Georgian walled garden disappearing below your Virgin hot air balloon. Swindon will stretch away from you to the east and which ever way the wind takes you, you'll enjoy views of the skyline.As you leave behind the ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke, you will drift out of Swindon over the patchwork Wiltshire countryside. Just relax and enjoy the view.Visit the Lydiard House & Park website for more information about the house.
http://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/gallery/full/002.jpg Lydiard House & Park
Lydiard Tregoze

From junction 16 of the M4 head towards Swindon and follow the signs to Lydiard Park (not the House).

01952 212750

Dating from Saxon times, Warminster lies to the south west of Salisbury Plain, beneath the chalk downland with its abundant flora and fauna, and at the head of the enchantingly beautiful Wylye Valley with its attractive villages and impressive landscape. The town boasts many historic attractions as well as nature trails, meadows and grassy marshlands. All of these provide plenty of opportunities for cycling and walking activities, as well as water sports at the nearby Shearwater Lake. Warminster has, for many years, had very close links with the military and is still considered an important military centre.
Central Car Park, Warminster
, BA12 9BT

01985 218548
Fax: 01985 846154


Waterland is situated within the Cotswold Lakes complex at lake 32. The area is managed by the Cotswold Water Park Society and has been transformed from old gravel workings to an area of outstanding beauty. On the navigation bar at the top of this page you will find routes to Waterland from the M.4 and the M.5.
12 Clyde Cottages, Wroughton, Swindon SN4 9AE
tel : (01285)861202

Westbury is situated at the western edge of the chalk downlands that form Salisbury Plain. The variety of the surrounding countryside; from the Downs to the broad vale of the White Horse, make it a delight for both the walker and cyclist and the area also provides the perfect location for most airsports. Westbury is exceptionally well positioned for all major road and railway connections with the mainline railway station offering links to London, Wales and the whole of the South West. The most famous landmark of the area is the vastly impressive Westbury White Horse which is both the oldest and largest White Horse in Wiltshire.
The Library, Edward Street
Westbury, BA13 3BD

01373 827158
Fax: +44 01373 827158

West Kennet Long Barrow,Avebury

One of the largest Neolithic burial tombs in Britain. The West Kennet Long Barrow was constructed about 3700 BC, and was in continual use for well over 1000 years. Some 42 people were buried in the tomb, which may have been used by a tribe or family. The 5 sarsen stone chambers can be visited at any time. Displays of finds can be seen in the Wiltshire Archaeological Society Museum in Devizes. Grid Reference: SU104677  Avebury
West Kennet
Map ref:SU 105 677 Directions: South of the A4 on a dirt trackway, the barrow is visible form the road and Silbury Hill, which stands just next to the A4.

Westonbirt Arbitorium

The arboretum is a wonderful world of trees and shrubs. There are 18,000 of them from all over the world, producing 600 acres of beautifully landscaped countryside. This makes Westonbirt one of the finest tree collections in the world today. However, it is the combination of wild flowers, fungi, birds and animals as well as the trees themselves that make Westonbirt such a special place to so many people. This rich diversity of plant and animal life makes Westonbirt a truly spectacular place to visit at every season of the year
Westonbirt Arbetorium
GL8 8QS  
Details about Westonbirt on the Forestry Commission website

Tel: 01666 88022

West Wilts Show

The West Wilts Show is held biennially in July, and is the biggest free admission event of its kind in the local area, with over 70,000 visitors attending over the three days.Based in the heart of Trowbridge, Wiltshire's county town, the Show is a family-orientated event attracting thousands of potential customers and offering a wide range of opportunities for direct sales. The popularity of the event makes it an excellent showcase for local and regional businesses wanting to promote their products and services or raise their profile and show commitment to the community.

West Wilts Show
West Wilts Show, Corporate Communications, West Wiltshire District Council, Bradley Road, Trowbridge, BA14 0RD
E-mail: enquiries@westwiltshow.net


01225 770387
Westwood Manor

15th-century  This beautiful small manor house, built over three centuries, has late Gothic and Jacobean windows, decorative plasterwork and two important keyboard instruments. There is some fine period furniture, 17th- and 18th-century tapestries and a modern topiary garden  with attractive views over the Frome Valley.

A view of Westwood Manor in Wiltshire  Bradford-on-Avon,  BA15 2AF
1½ml SW of Bradford-on-Avon, in Westwood village, beside the church; village signposted off Bradford-on-Avon to Rode road (B3109)

A National Trust Property
01225 867316

Wilton Windmill

A 150-year-old mill, fully restored as a working windmill. The shop located beside the mill offers small gifts and stoneground flour.Wilton Windmill is a local landmark and stands on a chalk ridge 550 feet above sea level. The Mill is floodlit every night from dusk until 10pm.

The Mill is easily found from the M4 leaving Junction 14. Visitors should make for Burbage or Great Bedwyn. It is well signposted from each of these places.
Open to the public from Easter until end of September on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 2pm until 5pm.

Tel: 01672 870266
Wilton House

Wilton House, home to the 18th Earl of Pembroke, provides a fascinating insight into British history. Originally a 9th century nunnery but now set in 21 acres of landscape parkland, water and rose gardens beside the River Nadder and Palladian Bridge. The magnificent Inigo Jones Staterooms include the famous Double Cube Room - the finest surviving 17th century stateroom in England- which was designed to display the family portraits by Van Dyck. This is the greatest collection of paintings by the artist still seen in its original setting. Within the Old Riding School visitors can see a recreated Tudor Kitchen, Victorian Laundry and award winning introductory film covering over 460 years of history narrated by Anna Massey. For younger visitors there is an exciting adventure playground and quizzes in the house and grounds.
Wilton House
The Estate Office, Wilton,
Wilton, Salisbury, SP2 OBJ
13 Apr- 30 Sep  . 10.30am - 5.30pm (Last admission 4.30pm)
(House only closed every Sat, except bank holidays weekends).
Email : tourism@wiltonhouse.com


 01722 746729
Fax: 01722 744447
Wilton Shopping Village

The Wilton Shopping Village offers you an unique shopping experience - good value in an historic, riverside setting. You'll find a wide range of factory outlet shops all with discount prices. Leading brands in fashion, textiles, glassware, china, golf equipment and much, much more - not to mention the finest name in carpets from The Wilton Carpet Factory Shop. In addition to the restaurant, which is situated inside the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop, you can also enjoy the exhibition and children's play area, or just relax and watch the river wind its way by. With so much to see and enjoy you can spend the whole day here without spending a fortune.
Wilton Shopping
Minster Street, Wilton,
Salisbury, Wilton, SP2 ORS


 01722 741211
Fax: 01722 741323
Wiltshire Heritage Museum

The Wiltshire Heritage Museum  is designated as one of the top museums in the UK.  It has excellent Bronze Age collections, arguably the finest to be seen outside London.  Founded over 150 years ago, it has dedicated itself to preserving the rich archaeological and historical treasures and records of Wiltshire, including the World Heritage Site of Avebury & Stonehenge.  Free Entry on Monday!
Wiltshire Heritage Museum
41 Long Street, Devizes, SN10 1NS
The Museum is open 10am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday and noon – 4pm on Sundays.


 01380 727369
01380 722150

Wiltshire Music Centre

The Wiltshire Music Centre's public concertprogramme offers a variety of high quality events in a first class 300 seat auditorium with superb acoustics and sight-lines. An exciting range of music is on offer, with a feast of jazz, folk and world music jostling with world-class choirs, operatic groups, chamber music and orchestras. The Centre is available for hire and offers excellent facilities for meetings, seminars, conferences, training days, recording sessions and a host of other activities.  The Centre also runs a wide range of education and outreach projects in schools and communities across Wiltshire.
Outside | Clint Randall  Ashley Road,
Bradford On Avon,
BA15 1DZ


 01225 860100
 01225 860111

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Our 34 nature reserves, representing the downlands, woodlands, wetlands and meadows that show Wiltshire’s landscape at its finest  The work we do with people, from the youngest to the oldest, in villages, towns and cities, to make our environment better and enhance our quality of life
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Elm Tree Court
Long Street
SN10 1NJ
Fax No: 01380
Witherington Farm Fishing

We have four lakes maintained to competition standard, well stocked with carp, roach, tench, orf, rudd, perch, chub and bream. The lakes are in a pleasant and peaceful setting, covering some 5 acres.
Witherington Farm Fishing Witherington Farm
near Downton, SALISBURY,

It is a Neolithic ceremonial monument (dating from about 2300 BC) and consisted of concentric rings of wooden posts possibly forming a roofed building or a wooden Stonehenge-type monument. It is thought that there may have been nearly 40 similar wooden structures in the ancient kingdom of Wessex -
Woodhenge Near Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4
If you want to visit Woodhenge, it's just a couple of miles north of AmesBury on the road to Pewsey and MarlBorough. The SalisBurySwindon bus goes past the road end, as do services from Salisbury to LarkHill.

Wootton Bassett Museum
Situated in the half timbered 17th Century Town Hall. It contains an extensive photographic record of Wootton Bassett life in the 19th and 20th Centuries. On display are a ducking stool dated 1686, stocks and whipping post and geological specimens.
Wootton Bassett Museum High Street,
Wootton Bassett, SN4
From M4 Junction 16, follow signs for Wootton Bassett and the Museum is in the High Street.
All Year - Saturdays Only
10.30am to 12.00noon
(Except Christmas and New Year)
Tel: 01793 537489
Wrag Barn Golf & Country Club
Deep in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside and just outside the historic town of Highworth is the exceptional golf courseGolf, Weddings, Business Meetings and Casual Dining. at Wrag Barn Golf & Country Club. With outstanding views of the Downs and the Vale of White Horse, Wrag Barn boasts one of the region's outstanding venues for
Wrag Barn Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7QQ
Email: info@wragbarn.com
 01793 861327 Fax:
 01793 861325

From Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
Abbey House Gardens
As seen on TV! "The WOW factor is here in abundance" said Alan Titchmarsh on BBC's Gardener's World  A sixteenth century house with a 5 acre garden in the centre of Malmesbury. The garden has been developed by the Pollards, who bought Abbey House in 1994. There is a Knot Garden with a well, laburnum tunnel and extensive collections of roses and herbs.  A garden of great diversity. Up to date but on an ancient hill. Bold, atmospheric, romantic, soothing yet inspiring and containing more plants than many botanic gardens. We've created it all from nothing in ten years but visitors say it looks like it's been here for ever. Good soil with a huge range of micro-climates.....what more could a gardener want? A feast for the eyes in any season and planted to maximise the interest for visitors whether on legs or with wings! Why not come and see for yourself? We can arrange guided tours for groups by appointment or even arrange a talk on the garden's development either here or at a group venue.   The site once formed part of a Benedictine Monastery the remnants of which now function as Malmesbury's Parish Church next door. The Abbot's Garden was bought after the Dissolution by a wealthy clothier, William Stumpe and a late Tudor mansion built from former Abbey stones. A very varied history of decline and rebuild over the following centuries included a period as a Governor's residence during the English Civil War. Divided up at some stages and brought back together at others, the property was again empty and neglected when the present occupiers bought it in 1994 since when the glorious gardens have been planted up and opened to the public to world class acclaim.  150,000 tulips giving a peak display between mid- late April. March 21 to October 31. Daily. Open 11am to 5:30pm.

Abbey House Gardens, Wiltshire The Abbey House,
 Market Cross,
, SN16 9AS
5m N of J17 M4.  Beside C12 Abbey. Parking in town centre (short stay) or follow brown signs to long stay (via steps to gardens)
click here for a map

Tel : 01666 827650
Avebury Manor Garden
Parts of Avebury Manor may date back to the 12th century. The Garden was completely redesigned in the early 20th century by the Jenner family. Medieval walls surround a series of garden rooms containing raised walks, flower gardens, rose garden and an orchard.  Some of the hedges are very old. Highlights are topiary, roses and herbaceous borders. Try to visit when the charming Manor House is open. Well worth seeing when visiting the famous Avebury Stones. NT 2010 - House & Garden open - 2 April - 31 October, Fridays - Tuesdays - Gardens 11 - 5, House 12 - 5 ( closed Wednesdays & Thursdays ). Partial disabled access. Restaurant nearby.
Avebury Manor Garden, July 2008 Avebury,
nr Marlborough, Wiltshire,  SN8 1RF

Tel: 01672 539250
Bowood Gardens
Bowood House  is the magnificent home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Landsdowne. It stands in glorious 'Capability Brown' parkland with gently sloping lawns stretching away from the house to the lake beyond. Splendours within the park include the Cascade, Doric Temple and terraced rose garden. The rhododendron walks are situated on a separate 50 acre area which is open for 6 weeks in May and June. Robert Adam's mausoleum is well worth seeing. April to October. Daily. Open 11am to 6pm. Rhododendron walks open daily for 6 weeks in May and June, depending on flowering period.
The White House Bowood, Calne, Wiltshire SN110LZ
5m N of J17 M4.  Beside C12 Abbey. Parking in town centre (short stay) or follow brown signs to long stay (via steps to gardens)
click here for a map

Tel :  01249 812102
Broadleas Garden
This delightful garden owned by Lady Anne Cowdray is best early on in the year as it is more like a Cornish Garden. The gardens are formal nearer the attractively decorated house with good summer colour. The main attraction however is the small valley which is reminiscent of  Cornish Gardens with plantings of camellias, magnolias, azaleas and rhododendrons. During the Spring there are masses of bulbs planted between the shrubs giving  plenty of colour. The Gardens at Broadleas are well worth visiting if you are in the area. 2010 - Broadleas Gardens open 4 April to 31 Oct - Sunday, Wednesdays and Thursdays 2 - 6. Partial disabled access. Best approached from Devizes Town Centre.
Broadleas by Paul Leitch  Broadleas, Devizes,
Wilts, SN10 5JQ
1m S of Devizes.  On A360 or follow tourist signs from Long Street
click here for a map
 Tel 01380 722035
Corsham Court
An Elizabethan house (1582), altered and given a park in the eighteenth century. Lancelot Brown designed the park and, with Nash and Bellamy, altered the house. Brown retained the great avenue and designed a sunk fence, an oval lake and a Gothic bath house. Repton produced a Red Book for the estate but it has disappeared and the work was not executed. Corsham's rose garden and round pond are, however, Reptonian in character.  Capability Brown was employed during the 1760s to enlarge Corsham House and lay out the gardens and parkland. He built the Gothic Bath House and enclosed the garden with a ha-ha. He planted the avenues and made plans for the 13-acre lake which was not dug out until nearly 40 years later by Humphry Repton who was subsequently employed by the Methuen family to consolidate Brown's work and carry out new planting schemes. Repton was not an architect and he worked closely with John Nash who re-fashioned the North Front of the house and carried out various embellishments to the existing facades. The formal gardens have a distinctly 19th century feel and Lady Jane Dorothea (wife of the First Lord Methuen) was a particularly keen gardener and came to Corsham 1810. The Victorian influence of later years introduced species and themes most closely associated with that era, although thankfully without detriment to the layouts and plantings of the previous century.  A number of fine ornamental trees surround the Elizabethan mansion. Some of which were planted by Capability Brown. The Great Plane now has a circumference of over 240 yards. The lily pond garden is surrounded by Indian Bean trees and there is a young arboretum to the North. During the Spring a fine display of bulbs and daffodils grace the garden, while beautiful and unusual orchids abound during the early summer. The gardens are particularly noted for the collection of magnolias and the famous yew hedge which surrounds the gardens to the west. Late March to September. Daily except Monday and Friday (but open Bank Holiday Mondays). Open 2pm to 5.30pm. Also open winter weekends 2pm to 4.30pm (closed in December).

Corsham Court, Summer 2008 Corsham, Wiltshire,   SN13 0BZ
4m W of Chippenham.  S of A4
click here for a map

Tel : 01249 712214
The Courts,  Trowbridge
Originally created between 1900 and 1921 on a Hidcote model, it is now freshened and superbly planted and maintained. It is a manageable seven acres of topiary, hedges, pools and plants in satisfying harmony. Divided into sections which are not rigidly defined, but tend to flow from one to another, it offers good surprises as you turn the corners. The wonderfully lopsided, bulging yew topiary, eccentric box shapes, formal pool and spacious lawns set off the flowers perfectly. Wilder at the edges. Don’t miss. Written by Anne Wareham, garden writer and critic whose own garden Veddw House appears on the guide.  open 13 February - 31 October  daily  except Wednesdays - 11 - 5.  Free entry for National Trust members. Disabled access, Tea-room. Around 7 acres.
The Courts Garden by Paul Leitch  Holt, Trowbridge, Wilts,
BA16 6RR
2m E of Bradford-on-Avon.  S of B3107 to Melksham. In Holt follow NT signs, park at village hall & at overflow car park when signed
click here for a map


 Tel 01225 782340
Great Chalfield Manor
Great Chalfield Manor House is very similar to Great Dixter in Sussex and the layout of the borders to the back of the House are also similar. The gardens were designed by Alfred Parsons. Here the gardens lead down to a moat which almost surrounds the property. The National Trust have made good progress in improving the gardens which are now worth seeing in their own right. There are some very colourful borders in many parts of the garden and you will also notice the unusual Yew Topiary in the form of a house - but without windows.Autumn borders extend the season. The lawns leading down to the moat have been left for wild flowers and overall the garden has a  calming romantic atmosphere.Great Chalfield Manor - Open 2010- 1 April - 31 October - Gardens Tues, Wed & Thurs 11- 5, Sundays 2 - 5. House open  by guided tour.
Great Chalfield Manor by Paul Leitch  Nr Melksham,
SN12 8NH
3m SW of Melksham.  Take B3107 from Melksham then 1st R to Broughton Gifford. Follow sign for Atworth, turn L for 1m to Manor. Park on grass outside
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 Tel 01225 782239
Heale Garden and Plant Centre
Heale House  (not open to public) is set in 8 acres of beautiful gardens with ponds and streams adding to the atmosphere. There is a varied collection of plants, shrubs, musk and other roses growing in the formal setting of clipped hedges and mellow stonework. Particularly lovely, especially in Spring and Autumn, is the water garden planted with magnolia and acers, surrounding the Japanese Tea House and Nikko Bridge. Heale Garden Open 2010 - Open: from 1 February to 31 October 10am - 5pm Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holidays tea shop,  gifts. There is a new and revamped plant centre with a wide range of woodland plants and a great collection of trilliums.
Heale House  Middle Woodford, Salisbury, SP4 6NT
4m N of Salisbury.  On Woodford Valley Rd between A360 & A345
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Tel 01722 782504
Iford Manor, Nr Bath
On the steep wooded slopes of the Avon valley above an 18th century manor house Harold Peto laid out a terraced garden  with an Italian atmosphere. On the steep slopes there are terraces linked by steps, fountains, loggias, urns and figures. Many trees, shrubs and flowers with beautifully planted containers. Lovely views and  why not picnic in the car park by the river. Open 2010 April & October on Sundays and Easter Monday between 2pm - 5pm. From May to September daily between 2pm - 5pm except on Mondays and Fridays.Children under 10 admitted weekday visits preferred.  Partial disabled access.Groups at other times by arrangement.
Iford Manor by Paul Leitch Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire,
BA15 2BA
7m S of Bath.  Off A36, brown tourist sign to Iford 1m. Or from Bradford-on-Avon or Trowbridge via Lower Westwood village (brown signs)
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 Tel 01225 863146
Lacock Abbey Garden
A thirteenth century abbey, adapted by Sanderson Miller in the eighteenth century. The cloisters are an example of a medieval garden space. The Victorian garden was made by the mother of Henry Fox Talbot. The pioneer photographer took a picture, in 1840, of his mother's rose garden. It has been used to restore her work. The son was also a botanist and assembled a collection of trees which has become a woodland garden. Late February to end October. Daily. Closed Good Friday. Open 11am to 5.30pm.
Lacock Abbey Garden Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire,   SN15 2LG
 3m S of Chippenham.  Off A350. Follow NT signs. Use public car park just outside Abbey
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Tel : 01249 730459
Larmertree Gardens
Discover the secret gardens of Wiltshire which were skilfully created by General PittRivers in 1880 then restored over the last 10 years. An open air theatre, Roman temple, Nepalese carved buildings and water features cover the land.
The gardens are inhabited by ornamental pheasants and peacocks. Shown are regular concerts, fairs and musical entertainments during the high season. Stable block and courtyard with plant sales and gift shop. Croquet, play area and picnic areas.
Larmertree Gardens Tollard Royal,
On the B3081 off A354 Salisbury to Blandford road

Tel: 01725 516228
Fax: 01725 516449
Longleat Garden
A great Elizabethan house (1580) with garden and park. It once had an Elizabethan garden and a park designed by London and Wise in the 1680s. Lancelot Brown re-designed them after 1757. In 1760 a visitor remarked that 'there is not much alteration in the house, but the gardens are no more. They are succeeded by a fine lawn, a serpentine river, wooded hills, gravel paths meandering round a shrubbert, all modernised by the ingenious and much sought-after Mr Brown'. Repton praised Brown for turning a little stream at Longleat into "an apparent river". Repton then deepened the lake and designed a bridge over the dam in 1804. A formal garden was added in the nineteenth century and improved by Russell Page in the twentieth century.All year. Daily except 25th December. Open 11am to 5pm or dusk if earlier (10:30am to 5:30pm weekends and holidays).
Longleat Garden Luke Warminster,
BA12 7NW

Tel: 01985 844400
Mompesson House Garden
A Queen Anne town house with a small walled garden, close to Salisbury Cathedral. Mompesson gardens have a pergola, a lavender walk and a lawn fringed with rose beds and herbaceous beds. Late March to October. Saturday to Wednesday. Open 11am to 5pm.
Mompesson House Garden, Spring The Close,
01722 335659
Fax: 01722 321559
Pound Hill Garden

A delightfully romantic 2 acre garden of secret corners, stepping stones and meandering pathways. Courtyard decorated with many containers, old fashioned rose garden, ornamental vegetable garden, striking herbaceous borders, woodland water garden and many other features.
Pound Hill Garden Pound Hill House,
Chippenham, SN14 7JG
From M4 junction 18 take the A46 towards Bath. At the first roundabout take the A420 towards Chippenham. Open daily March to October including bank holiday Mondays, 2 - 5 pm

 01249 782822/01249 782781
 01249 782953
Salisbury Cathedral Cloister Garden
Salisbury has one of the most magnificent cathedrals in England, a prime example of the Early English Gothic style (built 1220-58). The splendid arcaded cloister is the largest in England (58m x 190ft square) and was added in the late 13th century. It was almost certainly a plain square of grass in the middle ages but now has a great tree and is managed as a garden. The Cathedral Close is managed like a public park, with mown grass and ornamental trees. The land management looks more agricultural in John Constable's famous painting of Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds (c.1825. All year. Daily. Open 7:15am to 6:15pm (or 7:15pm in summer).
Salisbury Cathedral Cloister Garden
                        jojo-bean  The Close,

Tel: 01722 555121
Stourhead Gardens
Stourhead is a quite stunning English landscape garden by Henry Hoare 11 in the mid 1800s.
Take a walk around this great landscape park which takes your breath away. Children will love the grotto - just wait and see! Classical temples, Temple of Flora, Temple of Appollo, plus rock bridge, cascade all of which are situated around the lake. The view from the temple of Appollo has been described as one of the most picturesque scenes in the world. Hybrid rhododendrons, scented azaleas, pelargoniums. Lovely Autumn colours.  This is a great landscape garden worth visiting any time of the year. It is one of our favourite gardens and should not be missed. Gardens at Stourhead open all year 9am - 7pm or dusk if earlier . Restaurant, shop and plant sales. Disabled access. Dogs are allowed  during November - February only.
Stourhead by Paul Leitch  Stourton, Warminster BA12 6QD
3m NW of Mere on B3092.  Follow NT signs
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Tel 01 747 841152
Stourton House Flower Garden

Owner of Stourton House, Elizabeth Bullivant explains that hers is a ‘very unorthodox’ garden; she likes it to ‘enjoy itself’, choosing to ‘plant things where we think they’d like to grow.’ Plants are allowed to mature, so the visitor can see immense rhododendrons, magnolias and a profusion of hydrangeas in their full glory. There is a real sense of discovery here. You never quite know what you might find in the undergrowth; all sorts of curiosities are concealed in the nooks and crannies of this garden. Take one winding path through the woodland area and you might see rare camellias with two colours on the same bush or flowers half one colour and half another, delve deeper and watch out for smatterings of chequered snake’s head fritillaries or graceful erythroniums. The garden is renowned for its cultivated flowers. Many unusual and RHS prize winning daffodils adorn the garden with a dazzling display in spring – including some you won’t find anywhere else. Elizabeth even has something rather special in the garden, Viburnum plicatum ‘Elizabeth Bullivant’, officially named after herself! This dramatic shrub produces masses of berries in September and is just one of the surprises that the garden offers.Refreshments at Stourton House have a nice twist too, cream teas are ever popular, but the cakes are also are not to be missed – flower petals are used in a number of recipes. April to November. Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Open 11am to 6pm or dusk.

Stourton House Flower Garden -- Wiltshire Zeals,
nr Warminster, Wiltshire, 
 BA12 6QF
Tel: 01747 840417
Town Gardens, Swindon
Step back in time to this Victorian garden set in an old quarry which used to produce Portland stone. No fancy or clever designs here just straight forward English formal gardening at its best. Some beautiful colours in Spring with borders of bright polyanthus, tulips and pansies amongst the flowering cherries.
In summer a lovely rose garden and other areas full of colour. Formal pond and sitting area close to aviary.Families picnic and play in this lovely peaceful oasis. Take time if in Swindon to take a walk here. open:-daily, tea kiosk and seating in season, good disabled access.
Town Gardens by Paul Leitch Westlecot Road,
Old Town,
Tel 01793 490150

Twigs Garden, Swindon

TWIGS Community Gardens site is one of the hidden treasures of Swindon . The gardens have been developing over the last eight years . The main garden site occupies almost two acres and includes six themed gardens and seven smaller individual gardens as well as an extensive wildflower / woodland Haven . The main gardens are ; Japanese , Path of Life , Wildlife friendly ,Cottage , Pottager and a Physic garden . We also have an iron age round house , three large poly tunnels , a glasshouse and plant sales area . In amongst the gardens are wonderful pieces of art work . A short walk around the lake , Plaums Pit , leads to our innovative organic allotment site . The gardens are a source of inspiration as well as providing a much needed oasis from the stresses of everyday life. The gardens are open every Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am – 3.30pm. Best visited April to October. All the gardens and the building are wheelchair accessible . There are toilets in the main building including a disabled toilet.
  Manor Garden Centre, Cheney Manor,

Tel 01793 523294
Wilton House Garden
A great estate. It has a Palladian house, with older remains, and an eigheenth century garden, with later additions. The 1632 Wilton House garden by Isaac de Caus was removed by the 'Architect Earl' of Pembroke to make, after 1737, a serpentine park with the first Palladian bridge. Sir William Chambers designed a casino and eye-catcher in the park. Richard Westmacott designed an 'Italian garden' at Wilton with terrace and parterrre in the 1820s. David Vicary designed a fountain set, in pleached limes, in 1971. In 1833, Loudon remarked that 'Standing on the Palladian bridge, and looking towards another bridge on the same river, the channel of the water appears much too straight, formal and unvaried. The other bridge appears to terminate the water, and gives the idea of a cul de sac'. Opening times - April to September. Daily. Open 10.30am to 5.30pm.
Wilton House Garden Kachii (Katy) Wilton,

 01722 746729
Fax: 01722 744447


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Alan Lyons, Showteam Manager, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN Tel: 01749 822200 fax: 01749 823169 email:

The Salisbury Show is held the first week in July and is a real treat with lots of things to do for all the family.here will be top nurseries, specialist plants, crafts & gifts, helicopter rides, a classic car show, rural craft demonstrations, duck racing, baby lambs to feed and ponies to pat. Come along to Hudson's Field for a great weekend out for all the family
Hudsons Field,
Mrs E Burt, 25 Prospect Street, Caversham, Berkshire RG4 8JB Tel: 0118 947 8996 mob: 07970 759950 emai: salisburyshow@yahoo.co.uk
The Rural Enterprise Scheme has funded a new cross-country eventing ground near Salisbury. The Spire Park Eventing course, run by a partnership of farming families, has been designed to appeal to intro and pre-novice classes with smaller jumps so that younger riders and inexperienced horses will have the opportunity to compete.
Winterslow, Nr Salisbury
 Mrs Vee Thursby, The Cottage, Patney,Devizes, Wilts SN10 3RD  Tel: 01380 848008 mob: 07836 268482 email: vivient@tiscali.co.uk

Great day out covered by GWR Radio- lots of Groups, Owl & hawk display, majorettes, karate demos & much much more
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Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 2PQ

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Castle Combe, SN14 7JW

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Chippenham, SN15 3PP

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Oaksey, Malmesbury,
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Ogbourne St George, Marlborough, SN8 1TB


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Tollard Royal, Salisbury,

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Bulford Road, Tidworth,

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 Breach Lane Equine Centre
Breach Lane Nursery, Breach Lane, Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 7QR

Tel: 01793 854660
Mobile: 07855 755831

 Brympton Riding School
Common Road, Whiteparish, Nr Salisbury,
Wiltshire, SP5 2RD
Tel : 01794 884386
Mrs S. A. Near
Riding School, Hacking and Basic instruction
Wt limit 15st, age limit 4 years
No unescorted hacking.

Cunetio Riding Stables
Mildenhall, Marlborough
Wiltshire, SN8 2NJ
tel : 01672 841171
Mob: 07879 494615
Heather and Mick Flippence
Downland/Ridgeway rides for experienced riders and those
returning to riding after a break.
 One hour to a full weekend to include dinner, bed and breakfast.

Grovely Riding Centre
Water Ditchampton, Wilton, Nr Salisbury
Wiltshire, SP2 0JB
tel : 01722 742288
Mrs S. Curtis and Miss G. Dunne
Riding School, Hacking and Basic instruction

Hampsley Hollow Riding Centre
Heddington, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0PQ
Tel : 01380 850333
A. Franks

Riding School, Hacking, Riding and
Jumping instruction.

Harris Croft Riding Centre
Binknoll Lane, Wootton Bassett,
Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 8QS
01793 853388
Mr R. Nutland & Mrs C. Gates
Riding Centre, Hacking.

Heddington Wick Childrens Riding School
Hicksfield, The Common, Heddington, Calne
Wiltshire SN1 0NZ
01380 850182
Mrs I. Gage
Riding School & training centre, Hacking
Riding and Jumping instruction
Wt limit 10st.

Heywood Equestrian Centre
Church Road, Heywood, Westbury
Wiltshire, BA13 4LP
01373 823476
Mr & Mrs Discombe

Riding School, Riding and jumping instruction
lessons only, no hacking
Wt limit 14st.

 Hillview Riding Stables
Hillview Stables
Broughton Road
BA14 6QU

Hulberts Green Riding
Hulberts Green Farm, Brayden Side
Brinkworth, SN15 5AR
01666 510268
Mrs Janice Aspin

Riding School, Hacking instruction to BHS stage 3
dealing with novice and/or nervous riders
Wt limit 13 st.

Lackham College Equestrian Centre
Lackham College, Lacock
Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2NY
01249 466817
Mrs Sally Williams
Riding School & Training Centre
Instruction to BHSII
Wt limit 13st, age limit 16, lessons only
Saturday all day advance booking essential.

Lacock Riding Centre
Lacock, Nr Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2PH
01249 730400
Miss Linda George
Riding School, Hacking basic instruction
Wt limit 12 st.

The Marlborough Downs Riding Centre
Rockley, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1RX
01672 511411
Mrs A. Byrne and Ms G. Wookey

Riding School, Riding and Jumping instruction
Wt limit 13st, age limit 5 years.

Pewsey Vale Riding Centre
Church Road, Stanton St Bernard, Marlborough
Wiltshire, SN8 4LJ
01672 851400
Mr Bryan Read

Riding School, trainng & facility center.
Hacking, Riding and Jumping instruction.
Excellent hacking through the Pewsey Vale
Long distance rides including The Ridgeway over 2 days and Riding from the stables to the sea on the south coast over 3 or 4 days.
No Unescorted hacking.

 Rabson Manor
 Winterbourne Bassett,
Tel: 01793 731202

  Stonar School Equestrian Centre
  Cottles Park,
SN12 8NT
Tel: 01225 701765
Offers livery, horse riding tuition and exam training.

 Summer House Farm Riding Centre
Phone: 07053500305
 Tollard Park Equestrian Centre
Tollard Royal
tel :01725516249

Warminster Saddle Club
Oxedene, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 0DZ
01985 222395 or 01895 213925 (answer phone)
Major (Rtd) R. B. Sulivan-Tailyour
Riding School, Hacking, Riding
and Jumping instruction
wt limit 13st, age limit 6 years.

  West Lavington Equestrian Centre
High Street
West Lavington
SN10 4JB

White Horse Trekking Centre
Cleeve House, Codford, Warminster,
Wiltshire, BA12 0JZ
01985 850395
Mr W D Puddy MBE

Hacking, Leap frog trekking
(two groups, 1 riding, 1 in minibus, changing over)
Basic Insruction.

Wickstead Farm Equestrian Centre
Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7PP
01793 762265
Mrs V. Mace

Training Centre & Facility Centre, Lessons only
no hacking.

Widbrook Arabian Stud & Equestrian Centre
Widbrook, Trowbridge Road, Bradford on Avon,
Wiltshire, BA15 1UD
01225 862608
Mrs D Griggs

Riding School & Training Centre,
Riding and jumping instruction
Wt limit 13st, age limit 6 years, no casual hire.

 Wiltshire College Equestrian Centre
 Lackham College,
SN15 2NY
Tel: 01249 466800
 Offers livery, horse riding tuition and BHS exam training.

Claire Lilley Training Centre
Little Copse Farm, Lower Woodrow, Forest, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 7RB

Tel: 01380 812483
Mobile: 07710 420357

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Dr Celia Grummit
Byways Stables, Shrewton, Wiltshire SP3 4HB
The Office, Gateways House, London Road, Shrewton, Wiltshire SP3 4DL
Tel: 001980 621712
Mob: 07970 377730
Crudwell Riding School Ltd
The Stables,
Rommel Lane,
SN16 9HB
Tel: 01666 575024
Offers hacking and horse riding tuition.
Downlands Equestrian
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Downlands Church Farm
Wiltshire BA12 7AB
Tel:           07734 299706
Ladysmith Equestrian Centre
Ladysmith Road,
Tel: 01793 740842
Offers livery and horse riding tuition.
 West Wilts Equestrian Centre
Melksham Road
North Trowbridge
BA14 6QT
Tel: 01225 783220 (ansaphone)
Mob: 07855 464075
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Bridge Farm
Lower Road
Tel: 01722 328954
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Ridgeway Stables, Foxhill, Swindon, SN4 0DZ
telephone: 07799191745

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