Local Area  

 

There are a total of 8 White Horse chalk figures and some of the Wiltshire White Horses date back 250 years and they still remain on view today with the closest ones being:

We can see Westbury's White Horse.

Westbury (1778) the oldest of the White Horses located on Westbury Hill, Bratton Down. It is regarded as one of the best of the White Horses due to its prominent location. Visitors wanting to get nearer to the White Horse can park in a car park off the B3098 just east of Westbury for an excellent viewing point. 

The other White Horses are:

Cherhill (1780) 

Marlborough (1804) a small White Horse 

Alton Barnes (1812) ​

Hackpen (1838)

Broad Town (1864) ​

Pewsey (1937) 

Devizes (1999) Is the most recent of the White Horses.

For more information on the white horses go to :

https://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/things-to-do/devizes-white-horse-p1692753

The Kennet and Avon Canel 

The canal passes within a few miles of our property at Southwick in several places. All along the canal are several boats offering cream teas, breakfasts and lunches as well selling 

City of Bath 

A beautiful historic City that is a pleasure to visit. Small enough to feel you have covered most things but large enough to offer all aspects from shopping to culture and a bit pampering thrown in on the way

Bath Modern Therma Spa

https://www.thermaebathspa.com

A new facility that is built in the very heart of Bath. You can experience  all the old ways of Romans with steam rooms, saunas and ice rooms. 

Finish off in the roof top pool floating in the theerma waters of old whilst drinking in the beautiful roof top views across this micro City. 

Frome 

http://thefromeindependent.org.uk

A beautiful old market town with it's winding cobbled streets is just a delight to wonder around. Pick your way through the antique shops. Or visit the monthly Independent market and browse the numerous stalls of bric a brac, local produce and artisan gifts.

Lacock Village and Abbey

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock-abbey-fox-talbot-museum-and-village

The whole village is in the care of the National Trust. Every where you look history unfolds. 

Also the site of a lot of the settings for The Harry Potter films

Bradford-On-Avon

http://www.bradfordonavon.co.uk

For such a small town Bradford on Avon has it all, shops, restaurants ancient churches, houses and buildings from every era. It even has it's very own Olympic Golden Post Box and Stunning Shambles. A busy merchants town of old with it's river and canal there really is something for everyone.

Iford Manor Estate; http://www.ifordmanor.co.uk/The Iford valley has been occupied since Roman times and the manor house sits idyllically by the Frome river in the steep-sided valley. Iford Manor is mediaeval in origin, the classical facade being added in the eighteenth century when the hanging woodlands above the garden were planted.

Bristol Balloon fiesta

http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk/

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe.

Places of interest
 
On the 'must see' list is the Romam City of Bath and the numerous surrounding villages including Frome and Bradford-on-Avon. A little further afield are Sailsbury and Wells with their magnificent Cathedrals.
Stonehenge is another must as well as the lesser known village of Avebury,which is built inside a second stone circle and is a World Heritage Site,
There are also several National Trust houses and gardens close by such as Stourhead, Bowood, Westwood and Iford Manor to name but a few.
Wiltshire has numerous attractions with something for everyone and is bursting at the seams with arts & culture and has numerous award- winning theatres, art galleries and exhibition venues, as well as old settlements like Old Sarum, Lacock and some stunning historic houses and gardens including Bowood and Wilton House. The Longleat animals are a great day out for all the family whatever the weather.

Iford Manor Estate; http://www.ifordmanor.co.uk/
The Iford valley has been occupied since Roman times and the manor house sits idyllically by the Frome river in the steep-sided valley. Iford Manor is mediaeval in origin, the classical facade being added in the eighteenth century when the hanging woodlands above the garden were planted.

Bowood House; https://www.bowood.org/bowood-house-gardens/bowood-house/
Bowood House sits within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland and has been home to the Lansdowne family since 1754.

Lacock Village and Abbey

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock-abbey-fox-talbot-museum-and-village

Lacock today looks much like it did 200 years ago. It's oldest house is older than the thirteenth century abbey.

Caen Locks; https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit/caen-hill-locks
The 16 locks that form the steepest part of the flight at Caen Hill are not only a scheduled ancient monument, they are an Olympic sized challenge every boater must do. This 'wonder of the waterway' is literally a rite of passage!

Marshfield Farm; https://www.marshfield- icecream.co.uk/about-us

This is a real gem. The ice-cream is fantastic. 
The story began when Will’s parents first came to Marshfield Farm in 1971.

Wild Swimming; https://wildswim.com/river-frome-nr-tellisford
A popular river swimming spot in Somerset. The best wild swim locations in Wiltshire, whether a river swim, a lake or even a waterfall.

Soft Cheese Company 

https://parkfarm.co.uk

A real must for cheese lovers. A chance to see the cheeses being made, meet the cows and taste the product in their own cafe. 

Westwood Manor

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/westwood-manor/features/discovering-westwood-manor

Built over three centuries from the fifteenth century, and adapted and changed on several occassions in its lifetime, it is the most recent restoration that has had the most impact - thanks to the restorers skills and understanding of medieval, Tudor and Jacobean periods.

Stonehenge

http://stonehengetours.com/

Dates back approximately 5,000 years. Evolving between 3,000 and 1,600 BC, Stonehenge is aligned with the rising and setting of the sun at the solstice

of the sun at the solstice
What's On - 2018/2019
November 2018
  • Longleaf Festival of Light

9th November to 6th January '18

Only a few miles down the road Longleats Festival of Light is a sight to seen. There are lots of ticket options available on their website

  • Bath Christmas Market 

22nd November to 9th December 2018

Bath is always beautiful but it really lends it's to the vibe and colourful stalls of the Christmas Market.

Visit the beautiful historic city of Bath. Wander the many ancient alley ways and shop at the Christmas Market stalls and shops to your hearts content.

  • Autumn Leaf Bowls -November

Trowbridge Museum - Get creative with clay and make some autumn themed leaf bowls. This simple but very effective workshop is FREE and suitable for children aged 5+

The Shires, Court Street,  Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8AT 

December 2018

  • Meet Father Christmas at Trowbridge Town Hall

Trowbridge Town Hall, Market Street, Trowbridge, Wilts, BA14 8EQ

  • Community Christmas Tree Festival 

Experience one of Lacock Abbey's more recent Christmas traditions with over 20 beautifully decorated trees in set in the atmospheric medieval cloister  -  High Street,  Lacock,  Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LG

  • Hartley Farm Christmas Market

Hartley Farm, Winsley, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2JB - best-loved suppliers for a fabulously festive day at the farm. They'll each be arriving laden with delicious, beautiful and original treats for you to taste and admire, and help you along your way with your Christmas shopping.

January 2019

  • A Taste of Spain

8 White Horse Business Centre, Hopton Road,  Devizes, Wilts, SN10 2HJ

If you are fascinated with Spanish cuisine and culture, but would like to learn more than just paella and sangria, then this class is ideal for you.Tom Dodd is Chef at our restaurant,The Bistro, Devizes, which is well known for its authentic Spanish speciality nights.
 

February 2019

  • The Mirror Crack'd  -  Malthouse

Miss Marple is left to feel that the world has no need of her now until a mysterious death calls into question the past of all those present.  Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7RA
 

March 2019

  • ​Hazel Hurdles Workshop

Blackmoor Copse, Nr Salisbury, Wilts, SP5 1AG

Try your hand at learning the Old English method of creating hazel hurdles. Learn the technique and test your strength by making your own. 
 

April 2019

  • Easter Fun, Warminster

Smallbrook Meadows nature reserve, Warminster, Wilts, BA12 9LH

Complete a nature themed treasure trail to earn your chocolate egg!
Led by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Booking is essential. £5 per child.


May 2019

  • Seafood Special

8 White Horse Business Centre,  Hopton Road, Devizes, Wilts, SN10 2HJ

Originally from New Zealand, Kim has grown up eating and cooking seafood. He has travelled the world, picking up techniques and flavours that compliment and enhance this wonderful ingredient. This course will allow you to;
•identify fresh fish
•the best way to fillet

June 2019

  • Devizes Arts Festival

Devizes, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1BN

A three week festival of music and the arts taking place in various venues around Devizes.

August 2019 

  • Edington Music Festival

Priory Church, Monastery Lane,  Edington, Westbury, Wilts, BA13 4PG - 90 of the UK’s top choral singers and organists come to Edington to sing the most beautiful music ever written. Organ recitals, plainchant, new commissions and sacred music across the centuries combine to make the Edington Music Festival.

For further What's on events please visit: 

https://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/whats-on