There are many places of interest and sporting venues to visit.
We have the delightful villages of Lacock, Castle Combe, Biddestone and Bradford-on-Avon within a few miles.
Avebury Stone Circles, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral & Bath are just a few of the Heritage sights to behold.
Westonbirt National Arboretum is a must during the autumn months when the Acer Walk is spectacular and we highly recommend Abbey Gardens at Malmesbury (The Naked Gardener), early June sees the Roses, Irises & Clematis blooming here.
Early spring is the time to see crocuses and snowdrops at Lacock Abbey and daffodils at Heale Gardens near Salisbury. Bowood rhododendrons are famous and well worth a visit, as is Montisfont Abbey and The New Forest.
Chippenham has The Olympiad Sports Centre with varied activities and swimming pool for the more energetic guest.
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Les Colombes by multimedia artist Michael Pendry features a flock of around 2,500 white origami doves that ‘fly’ the length of the Cathedral nave. The installation opens to the public on Saturday 12 May.
The Swindon Designer Outlet is located in the beautifully renovated Grade II listed buildings of the Great Western Railway Works and is one of the largest covered designer outlets in Europe and is just 30 minutes by Train or Car (via the M4) from Chippenham.
Lydiard House & Park is a 260-acre country estate at Lydiard Tregoze, which was its formal name, about 3 miles (5 km) west of central Swindon, Wiltshire, near Junction 16 of the M4 motorway.
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.
Constructed around 5000 years ago Stonehenge is a World Heritage site about 40 minutes drive from Chippenham.
Each year Bath has a Christmas Market. 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.
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.
Box Tunnel is a railway tunnel between Bath and Chippenham, dug through Box Hill, and is one of the most significant structures on the Great Western Main Line between London and Bristol.
Dyrham Park is a baroque mansion in an ancient deer park near the village of Dyrham in South Gloucestershire.
Malmesbury is a market town and civil parish in the southern Cotswolds in the county of Wiltshire.
During the English Civil War Malmesbury is said to have changed hands as many as seven times, and the abbey was fiercely fought over.
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is managed by the Forestry Commission Westonbirt Arboretum is located near the historic market town of Tetbury in Gloucester and is perhaps the most important and widely known arboretum in the United Kingdom.
The current Abbey was substantially completed by 1180. The 431 feet (131 m) tall spire, and the tower it was built upon, collapsed in a storm around 1500 destroying much of the church, including two thirds of the nave and the transept. The west tower fell around 1550, demolishing the three westernmost
The 29 locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles (72 m in 3.2 km) or a 1 in 44 gradient. The locks come in three groups. The lower seven locks, Foxhangers Wharf Lock to Foxhangers Bridge Lock, are spread over 1.2 km. The next sixteen locks form a steep
Great Chalfield Manor,National Trust.The house is a moated manor house built around 1465–1480,with very attractive and well maintained gardens together with All Saints Church,all easily accessable within a relatively small area.It is around 20min drive from Chippenham.
Avebury Stone Circle.Built in the Neolthic Period around 2500BC is contained within a giant circular henge about 430 metres across.It is within a 30 min drive from Chippenham. (photo by kind permission of www.hobbiesphotographic.co.uk(link is external))
Avebury with it’s Stone Circles, Manor House, Tea Rooms and Gardens. All National Trust and within a 30 minutes drive by car.
Mompesson House, National Trust, featured in Sense and Sensibility.