Kennet and Avon Canal, United Kingdom
Caen Hill Locks
A beautiful 10 minute walk along the canal. Caen Hill is situated along the Kennett & Avon Canal and is one of the longest continuous flight of locks in the country - a total of 29 locks over 2 miles. There is also a café if you fancy a stop. For more information on Caen Hill Locks, or the Kennett & Avon Canal, please visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk
41-45 Northgate Street, Devizes, UK
Almost on our doorstep, Wadworth’s Victorian brewery, is an iconic part of Devizes. The tower brewery, built in 1885, is a real landmark in the town and no trip to the South West of England would be complete without a visit. Visit their website www.wadworth.co.uk for more information.
Drew's Pond Lane, Devizes, UK
Drews Pond Nature Reserve
A short walk away, Drews Pond Wood Local Nature Reserve has loads of things to see and discover. There is a network of pathways through woodland, a lovely pond which is usually brimming with ducks and other wildfowl. A succession of flowers can be found throughout the year, such as snowdrops and bluebells in the spring and marsh buttercups and anemones later in the year.
Devizes White Horse, Roundway, Devizes, UK
Wiltshire White Horses
Wiltshire is the county for white horses. Most of the white horses are chalk hill carvings, and the chalk downs of central Wiltshire make it an ideal place for such figures. There are thirteen white horses known to have existed in Wiltshire, eight of which are still visible. For more information on their locations, please visit their website www.wiltshirewhitehorses.org.uk.
Avebury, Avebury, Marlborough, UK
Avebury Stone Circle
The best way to explore Avebury and its various sites is on foot. Begin your visit at the Alexander Keiller Museum to find out about the six sites within the care of English Heritage and their significance, including Avebury Stone Circle, West Kennet Avenue, The Sanctuary, Windmill Hill and Silbury Hill.
At Avebury you are free to wander among the stones and bear witness to the enormous task of building the henge bank and ditch by hand. You can also stroll down West Kennet Avenue which is thought to link Avebury stone circles to the Sanctuary on Overton Down. The stone circles and henge monument are particularly unusual, not just because it is the largest stone circle in the world but also for the fact that it is the only stone circle with a village built within it. Toilets and a cafe are available near the museum in Avebury.
Lacock, Chippenham, UK
The village is owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust and attracts many visitors each year. Lacock is a firm favourite for film and TV producers, most notably for its picturesque streets and historic cottages. The village’s most famous appearances include 'Downton Abbey', the BBC’s 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Cranford', and the films 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' and 'Wolfman'. For more information on visiting Lacock, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
Bowood House and Gardens, Old Road, Derry Hill, Calne, UK
Bowood House and Gardens
Discover the rich and fascinating history of Bowood House and gardens, set within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland. Surrounding the Georgian House is the Italian-inspired Terrace Garden, the Private Walled Gardens, and the herbaceous border, all radiating colour throughout the seasons. Bowood is a great family day out, and the children will be thrilled with the adrenaline-fuelled Adventure Playground featuring a life-size pirate ship. www.bowood.org
Castle Combe, Chippenham, UK
Castle Combe is a quintessentially English village often named as the ‘prettiest village in England.' It has featured regularly as a film location and sits in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north west Wiltshire.
On the edge of the village is the Castle Combe Circuit where drivers have the opportunity to test out different vehicles, drive your own car or motorbike around the circuit or tackle the Rally course. There are also a host of events throughout the year at the circuit including race days for both cars and motorbikes. You’ll also find a couple of pubs and a luxury hotel with a golf course within the village.
Stonehenge, Salisbury, UK
Take in the unforgettable atmosphere of this World Heritage Site and best-known prehistoric monument in Europe, visit our world-class exhibition to discover how the Stonehenge builders worked and walk amongst the Neolithic houses to experience how they lived. Why not grab a picnic from the café to enjoy with the best view in the world!
For more information on Avebury and Stonehenge experiences, please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk.
Bath City Centre
You won’t have to look far to find things to do in Bath as the city is famously full of attractions and activities, including the famous Thermae Spa and the Ancient Roman Baths. Bath also has a great selection of Shops, Restaurants and Bars and often hosts a wide range of calendared events, including their famous Christmas Market. Please visit www.visitbath.co.uk to find out more.
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, Warminster, UK
Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been one of the UK's top wildlife attractions for many years. Longleat features an extensive Safari Park and also has over 15 fabulous attractions, including the new multi million pound Jungle Kingdom and Longleat House, one of the most stunning stately homes in Britain. This makes for a great family day out, we recommend you book tickets in advance, visit www.longleat.co.uk to find out more.