Wiltshire offers some great places to visit including the larger towns of Marlborough, Chippenham and Salisbury spread across this glorious county which offer plenty for visitors to see and do. Whilst the pretty market towns of Corsham, Malmesbury and Bradford on Avon cling to the edge of the Cotswolds borders.Read More
The town of Chippenham was established on a crossing of the River Avon and at its heart you will find its very own Chippenham Museum. Housed in an 18th century townhouse the museum gives a fascinating account of the historic market town. And for visitors with families the centrally located John Coles Park is a must visit on a warm day as children can enjoy some fun in the splash pad!
Just four miles to the west of Chippenham finds you on the South Easterly edge of the picturesque Cotswolds where you can explore several of its delightful villages. We recommend you start with Castle Combe, often voted the prettiest village in England due to its honey-coloured cottages and babbling brook. You might recognise the village from its appearances in several films and TV shows over the years, from Dr Dolittle in the 1960s to Warhorse more recently.
South of Castle Combe you will find Bradford on Avon, where if you are lucky enough to visit in February you may catch the annual pancake race across the town’s historical bridge. Even without the pancake race, a trip to the 13th century bridge allows you to take in the historical views of the old weaver’s cottages and 19th century cloth mills.
Malmesbury, back towards the north of Wiltshire, is England’s oldest borough and home to the stunning Abbey where you will find over 2,000 different roses and 100,000 tulips in the beautiful Abbey House Gardens. And if your feet aren’t aching after exploring the gardens then take a stroll along the thriving high street where you will find a great selection of independent shops and a weekly farmers’ and artisan market.
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