Places to Visit


We are very privileged to be living in an area steeped in tradition and history, with three World Heritage sites within an easy driving distance (Stonehenge, Avebury and Bath). We have many delightful towns and villages to explore, country houses, museums and gardens to visit and plenty of traditional pubs and excellent restaurants.  We have a quick rail link to London from Pewsey Station less than five minutes drive away and you could plan a day/evening out in London to enjoy the sites and take in a theatre.  Oxford, Salisbury and Bath are also within a reasonable drive away and offer good shopping, restaurants, theatres and interesting places to visit.

There are musical events too which take place in local pubs, churches and village halls. In July, Marlborough holds its famous International Jazz Festival over three days – a glut of musicians and singers, new bands and old favourites from all over the world, really an experience not to miss. There are other nearby venues for musical events such as Westonbirt Arboretum where, for example, Will Young, Madness and Alphie Boe played in June and July this year, Highclere Castle (location of the BBC’s ‘Downton Abbey’) which has summer picnic concerts and fireworks displays. Local artists open their studios over four weekends in July and there are always local village fetes to be enjoyed throughout most of the summer. There really is something for everyone to enjoy in this part of the world.  Listed below are a few websites you may like to view to give you a few ideas.

Ancient sites

Silbury Hill
Roman Baths in Bath
Cheddar Caves and Gorge


Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway
Pewsey Heritage Centre
Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes
Atwell Wilson Motor Museum

Gardens and woodlands

Larmer Tree Gardens
Savernake Forest
Heale Gardens and Plant Centre
Abbey House Gardens
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Country houses

Ilford Manor Estate
Lydiard House and Park
Wilton House
Braemore House
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village
Blenheim Palace
Stourhead House and Gardens


Longleat House and Safari Park
Cholderton Charlie’s Farm
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
The Living Rainforest