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Blog (July 2016) - Visit Wiltshire


New ‘Reflection’ exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral

I had the pleasure of attending the press launch of the new ‘Reflection’ exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral this morning. The exhibition features pieces specially made by nine artists and officially opens on Monday 1 August and will run until 6 November 2016.


Quirky places to stay in Wiltshire

Have you ever fancied staying somewhere different? Rather than a traditional hotel or B&B why not look to stay in somewhere quirky? Here in Wiltshire, we’ve got several options for you which you might like to consider…

Melksham, Wiltshire

Blooming Melksham – a colourful visit

During the recent heatwave that we’ve been experiencing I made a visit to the Wiltshire town of Melksham for an explore around with Terri Welch, Melksham’s Mayor.

As I parked up in the town I immediately noticed the colourful bunting decorating the streets and planters adorned with flowers. The bunting is up for this Saturday’s annual carnival, a popular event in the town centre.

The Farm Cookery School

A Beginner's Cookery Course at Farm Cookery School

If I’m honest, although a ‘foodie’, I’m not the greatest of cooks. Keen to learn and appreciate more essential practical cooking skills, I attended an adult essential skills course at the newly-opened Farm Cookery School near Bromham.

Silbury Hill

Exploring the Avebury World Heritage Site

When I have overseas visitors coming to stay with me, I always recommend that they make a visit to Avebury. The site here forms part of the same World Heritage Site as Stonehenge but is almost like Stonehenge’s lesser-known sister.

Marden Henge

Visiting an archaeological dig with Wiltshire Museum

It’s a well-known fact that Wiltshire is a very historical place. There are a lot of mysteries surrounding the history of this county most notably from the henges of Stonehenge and Avebury which form the famous World Heritage Site. Wiltshire is also home to another 'Superhenge', Marden Henge, near to Devizes in the Vale of Pewsey.

Afternoon tea at Manor House Hotel

Top places for afternoon tea in Wiltshire

It’s not long now until Afternoon Tea Week (the second week of August) and this got us thinking about this foodie treat. We’ve put together a list of top places you can enjoy afternoon tea in Wiltshire so whether you are a jam or cream first person, there are lots of places to indulge in Wiltshire…