Historic North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, England
Historic North Wiltshire
North Wiltshire, where the Cotswolds meet the Wiltshire Downs, is an area of rich countryside with a peaceful ancient landscape, historic market towns and timeless golden stone villages.
Much of the District is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a film-maker’s dream. Visit Castle Combe, voted again as England’s most picturesque village and the National Trust village of Lacock, which has provided the romantic setting for many Jane Austen Classics and is the ‘bewitching’ Hogwarts location for scenes in Harry Potter. Lacock is the only 15th-century village to be preserved by the National Trust and in the Abbey, Fox Talbot pioneered photography.
Malmesbury is England’s oldest borough with the remains of its impressive Norman Abbey and the Market Cross, one of the finest surviving medieval market crosses in England. View the White Horse carved into the rolling downs at Cherhill near Calne.
Visit the imposing stately homes of Bowood, set in glorious parkland, with an exciting adventure playground, 13th Century Lacock Abbey and Corsham Court, internationally renowned for its art treasures. Enjoy the glorious gardens of Abbey House in Malmesbury, Pound Hill and Sheldon Manor, Chippenham.
Easy access from the M4 and regular intercity Rail Services, just one hour from London, makes North Wiltshire an ideal base from which to explore the nearby areas of Bath, Stonehenge and the glorious Cotswolds.
Friendly country pubs offer traditional Wiltshire fare and quality inspected accommodation from homely B&B’s, working farms and town centre coaching inns to luxurious country house hotels ensures a memorable stay at any time of year.
For more Information please contact:
Chippenham Tourist Information Centre
The Yelde Hall
Tel: +44 (0)1249 706333
Fax: +44 (0)1249 460776
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