Places to visit

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Salisbury and its Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral.

After your visit to Stonehenge visit the lovely city of Salisbury.Walk into the Cathedral Close with its delightful period buildings and a superb all round view of the Cathedral. Also take a look around Mompesson House, National Trust, featured in Sense and Sensibility.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Constructed around 5000 years ago Stonehenge is a World Heritage site about 40 minutes drive from Chippenham.

(photo is by kind permission of  www.hobbiesphotographic.co.uk )

Bath,its Abbey and Christmas Lights

Each year Bath has a Christmas Market.In 2014 it is between 27th November and 14th December.The market is widely accepted as one of the best in the country.It is certainly large with many varied stalls selling seasonal and non-seasonal food/drink and gifts,crafts of simple and innovative designs.It is situated beneath/beside the lovely floodlit Bath Abbey which gives it a very atmospheric feel after sunset.

New Forest National Park

New Forest National Park

The New Forest is an area of Southern England which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in Southern England.The area was formally designated a National Park  on 1 March 2005. A National Park Authority for the New Forest was established on 1 April 2005 and assumed its full statutory powers on 1 April 2006. The Forestry Commission retain their powers to manage the Crown land within the Park.

Box Tunnel

Isambard Kingdom Brunels Box Tunnel.

Box Tunnel is a railway tunnel  between Bath and Chippenahm, dug through Box Hill, and is one of the most significant structures on the Great Western Main Line between London and Bristol. It was originally built for the Great Western Railway under the direction of the GWR's engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.The tunnel is 1.83 miles (2.95 km) in length, straight, and descends a 1 in 100 gradient from the east.It is local folklore that on I.K.Brunels birthday (9th April) the sun shines straight through the tunnel.

Dyrham Park, National Trust.

Dyrham Park,National Trust.

Dyrham Park is a baroque mansion in an ancient deer park near the village of Dyrham in South Gloucestershire.The house is set in 274 acres (1.1 km²) of gardens and parkland. The west front of 1692 was commissioned from the Huguenot architect, Samuel Hauduroy, and the East Front of 1704 from William Talman, architect of Chatsworth, by William Blathwayt who was secretary of State for War to William III.

Dyrham Park can be reached by car from Chippenham within 45min. 

 

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