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Calne is a lively town which prospered in the Middle Ages producing woollen broadcloth. Wealthy clothiers built mills powered by the River Marden and created fine houses that can still be seen around The Green. Beautiful St Mary's Church is a legacy of their generosity and inside is a memorial to Dr. Ingenhousz who pioneered vaccination.
At nearby Doctor's Pond, during experiments Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen. Later a thriving bacon curing business was created by the Harris family, who produced famous meat products until 1983.
Today you can enjoy the interesting buildings, riverside walk, antique shops, old coaching inns and the Friday market.
Along the A4 the town gives way to the open countryside of the Wiltshire Downs, ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding and at Cherhill is Wiltshire's most dramatic White Horse carved on the chalk hillside in 1863 below Oldbury Castle, an Iron Age hill fort, and the 19th Century Lansdowne monument.
Motor museum with vintage, post-vintage and classic cars, including American models. The Museum...1.23 miles away
18thC Robert Adam house containing collections of paintings, Victoriana & porcelain. Landscaped...3.73 miles away
The Museum is housed in a fine 18th century grade II listed building. The displays tell the story...4.86 miles away
Lacock village and abbey is famous for its picturesque streets and roles as a television and film...5.27 miles away
Displays of apparatus and photographs related to Fox Talbot. Gallery with changing exhibitions each...5.29 miles away
The Barn Gallery is a new contemporary space inside our beautiful 17th century barn. Our aim is to...5.72 miles away
Boats, locks, aquaducts, landscape and views with a level tow path to walk and cycle. 2010 we saw...5.91 miles away
This small, handsome parkland church is set in parkland above a river.5.94 miles away
Family friendly, self guided Visitor Centre and interactive exhibition – Free entry
On-site Sample...6 miles away
Discover gold from the time of Stonehenge, find out more about ancient Wiltshire, including the...6.31 miles away
Situated by a farmyard to the north of Avebury and near the Ridgeway, this modest church is...6.48 miles away
Originally erected 4,500 years ago, Avebury is the largest stone circle in the world. In the Old...6.52 miles away
Based in the beautiful county of Wiltshire, close to Bath, Bristol and the Cotswolds, Vintage...7.5 miles away
More than 100 animals are waiting to meet you at Farmtastic Animal Farm, near Chippenham, Wiltshire...7.65 miles away
Most attractive and unique complex of 17th Century Almshouses, Schoolroom, Warden's House and...7.78 miles away
The Town Hall in which the Museum is housed was built in 1690 and given to the town by Laurence...8.33 miles away