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Blog (April 2016) - Visit Wiltshire

Cricklade, Wiltshire

Exploring Cricklade

After having just failed to find the Fritillaries on my visit to Lower Moor Farm (see my previous blog) I headed to Cricklade – the first town on the River Thames.

Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury

100,000 reasons to visit Malmesbury

A strange title for this blog perhaps? Of course anyone who’s visited Malmesbury before will know there are lots of reasons to visit this pretty hilltop town. So what’s with the 300,000? Well, I took a guided tour around Abbey House Gardens yesterday with the owner, Barbara who informed me that there are around 100,000 tulips within the gardens here!

Iford Manor - The Peto Garden

Iford Manor – An amateur photographer’s playground!

Having recently participated in a photographic course I have been keen to find the time to try out my new skills, and move the dial on my camera from the “auto” setting! My daughter is slightly more advanced than me so was the perfect companion for an afternoon playing with cameras.

Dog-friendly Wiltshire

Take your dog on holiday this spring

The Great British spring time has finally arrived; packed with refreshing blue skies, glowing green grass and mild temperatures. All in all, an ideal time of year to get out the house and explore Wiltshire. If you’re a dog owner, it can often be tough planning a day out where you and your canine counterpart will be accepted as one. However, one county which is becoming renowned for being ‘dog friendly’ is Wiltshire; from striking scenic walks and splendid spring fare to cultivating cultural landmarks, all can be undertaken with your furry friend.

Bluebells, West Woods

Top places for spring colours in Wiltshire

Isn’t it lovely to see the buds appearing on the shrubs and trees after the winter? It’s got us thinking about some of the wonderful places across Wiltshire where you can enjoy spring colours over the following months. Here are some of the top places we think you’ll love…