Bed & Breakfast,
Out & About

Marlborough

Marlborough has a thriving weekly market, hosts an annual International Jazz Festival, an annual Food and Drink Festival, the Marlborough Literature Festival and the Mop fair, when the streets are closed to traffic and there is a real carnival atmosphere. Marlborough is also the location of the very popular school, Marlborough College, and Heather is always pleased to welcome parents of children who attend the college when they want to attend parents events, drama, sporting or musical activities. … Website

Marlborough College also runs Marlborough Summer School every year, where all age groups can take part in a multitude of courses ranging from art, wine tasting, singing, cricket etc: … Website

There is a good local golf club set in beautiful country side just outside the town. … Website

Mildenhall

Mildenhall (or Minal) Church - St John the Baptist Church. This church was John Betjeman’s favourite church – he said that to visit this church was to walk to a church from a Jane Austin Novel. It also features in the book by Simon Jenkins called “1000 Best Churches in England”. … Website

Hungerford

A picturesque town teaming with antique shops. The Hungerford Arcade is a treasure trove of stalls in which one can spend hours browsing.

The Kennet and Avon Canal runs through the town and canal trips can be booked. … Website

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village

Lacock village is a firm favourite for film and TV producers, most notably for its picturesque streets and historic cottages, untouched by modern alterations. The village’s most famous appearances include the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice and Cranford, and the films Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Wolfman. … Website

Newbury

Newbury Racecourse has year-round racing, including the famous Hennessy Gold Cup. Evening racing also takes place in the summer, which is followed by various concerts such as the ABBA tribute band, Bjorn Again, Tom Jones, Madness and many more. … Website

Great Bedwyn

The Kennet and Avon Canal runs through Great Bedwyn. Picnicking on the banks of the canal, alongside the barges is a must.

The Three Tuns Pub serves delicious food. … Website

Salisbury

Salisbury is a buzzing town, with wonderful shopping opportunities. It is home to one of England’s finest Gothic cathedrals which boasts Britain’s tallest spire. … Website

Stonehenge

closeup view of Stonehenge

Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man. … Website

Avebury

Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. One of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, it contains the largest stone circle in Europe. … Website

Avebury Manor and Garden, as featured in a BBC TV Series – National Trust … Website

Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill is a prehistoric artificial chalk mound near Avebury in the English county of Wiltshire. It is also the largest man-made mound in Europe. … Website

Ebbesbourne Wake

Chalk Valley Festival – the largest festival dedicated entirely to History in the UK, held in June every year. … Website

The Ridgeway

The Ridgeway is an ancient trackway described as Britain’s oldest road. Following a route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers, the 87 mile long Ridgeway passes through ancient landscapes, secluded valleys and woodland. … Website

Pewsey

This village of about 3500 residents (5000 including surrounding area) boasts the 'Oldest Carnival in Wiltshire'. Pewsey and District Feast and Carnival, held annually for two weeks in mid September, culminates in a colourful and wacky 'procession' of floats, bands, performers and people in all manner of fancy-dress! … Website

Rodmarton Manor

Rodmarton Manor is the supreme example of a house built and all its furniture made according to Arts and Crafts ideals and was one of the last country houses to be built and furnished in the old traditional style when everything was done by hand with local stone, local timber and local craftsmen. … Website

Wilton Windmill

Wilton Windmill is a five-floor brick tower mill located on a chalk ridge between the villages of Wilton and Great Bedwyn in the southern English county of Wiltshire. … Website

Crofton Beam Engines

The oldest working steam engines in the world still performing the job they were built to do! … Website

Ogbourne Downs Golf Club

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Sequence of locks up Caen Hill

Caen Hill Locks, Devizes

This flight of 16 locks may be the most impressive anywhere on the UK's waterways. … Website

Barbury Castle

Barbury Castle is an Iron Age hill fort situated in Wiltshire and it hosts an annual international horse trials. … Website

Highclere

Highclere is the setting of the famous television series, Downton Abbey. The castle is open to the public and you can walk around the rooms where the series is actually filmed. In the basement, there is a The Egyptian Exhibition where you can explore the fascinating discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter in 1922. The cellars are very atmospheric and there are replicas from the tomb of Tutankhamun as well as real antiquities. … Website

Andover

Market town, home to the Hawk Conservancy and the Musuem of the Iron Age. … Website


Trout Fishing on the Kennet can be arranged by Heather, if requested in advance.