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Blog (August 2016) - Visit Wiltshire

Edington, Wiltshire

Unveiling hidden gems in the Wiltshire village of Edington

On a beautiful, sunny summer day in Wiltshire I headed off to Edington, four miles from Westbury, famed for its White Horse, for what turned out to be an extraordinary afternoon.

Every August for the past 60 years this small village has welcomed some of the best choristers from cathedral and collegiate choirs around England for a week long festival of music and liturgy in the priory church. I had been invited to go along to find out more as, like many others not directly involved in the sacred music circle, I was unaware of the quality and importance of this event.

Castle Combe, Wiltshire

The ultimate Wiltshire bucket list

We have all heard the term bucket list being thrown about and there are many books and articles on the ultimate places to see across the world in your lifetime. We’ve selected 15 experiences here in Wiltshire that should probably be on your Wiltshire bucket list.

African Summer at Longleat

Celebrations fit for a king at Longleat

2016 sees Longleat enjoy its 50th anniversary and as part of their year of celebrations “fit for a king”, we wanted to spend a family day out to discover and join in all of the African Summer celebrations.

Rooms with views

Top places to stay with fantastic views

We all love that feeling when you wake up in the morning and pull back the curtains to a bright and sunny morning but how many of us dream of waking up to a fantastic view? This no longer has to be a dream as we’ve put together details below of some Wiltshire accommodation where you can wake up to a fantastic view…


Trowbridge arts, parks and villages

Wiltshire’s county town of Trowbridge has a rich textile history from its days when the woollen cloth industry thrived. I went for an explore of some of the town and the surrounding areas to capture some photos and to visit areas that I hadn’t visited before.

Salisbury Cathedral

Places to stay with views of Salisbury Cathedral

A visit to Salisbury isn’t complete without a trip to Salisbury Cathedral. With Britain’s tallest spire, one of the best preserved Magna Carta manuscripts and stunning architecture it is one of Wiltshire’s must-see attractions.

Rowdey Cow

Horse Holidays and School Holiday Fun

Deep in the Wiltshire countryside, and just a short distance from Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet & Avon Canal, you’ll find the Rowdey Cow Farm Café and Ice Cream Parlour. It was my first visit here, I’m normally driving past on my way to meetings, but this time I made the effort to pop in, after all I was pretty sure they had some ice cream with my name on it!


Ten reasons to visit Wiltshire in September

If you prefer to go away when the children are back at school or you like to enjoy an extended summer, September can be a great time for a Wiltshire escape. Here we have listed ten reasons why you should visit Wiltshire this September…


An Outdoor Adventure with Circus Skills at Marlborough College Summer School

I was lucky enough to visit Marlborough College Summer School with my 10 year old twin boys Rory and Jamie for a taster of what visitors experience when they book on one of the 600 courses available over a four-week period every summer (10 July – 6 August 2016).

The boys fitted in to the Young Adventurers age category (9-12 year olds) and were booked into Circus Skills in the morning and Outdoor Adventure in the afternoon.