Wadworth Shire Horses

By Emma Kirkup

As we launch our latest video it’s got us thinking about just how many things there are to do in Wiltshire that are quintessentially English. Here is a list of some of our thoughts – please feel free to comment below with yours too:

Learn traditional skills

Learn how to make your own breads and patisserie using local flour on a cookery course at Vaughan’s Kitchen in Devizes. Try your hand at pottery or ceramics at Fired Thoughts or head to the Neolithic Houses by Stonehenge visitor centre and see how traditional crafts were developed (Stonehenge also run special events throughout the year).

Sample some local ales

Take a tour of Wadworth Brewery and learn about the techniques used to create the famous beers and ales. See other traditions here too including signwriting and meet the shire horses who still delivery the beer locally. After the tour’s finished sample some of the results and pick your favourite beer.

Enjoy a Wiltshire cream tea

Make a journey to one of our traditional tea rooms such as the Bridge Tea Rooms in Bradford on Avon for a Wiltshire cream tea or head to one of our county’s National Trust properties including Stourhead or Avebury Manor for a nice bit of cake!

Hire a classic car

Hire a car from Vintage Classics and wind your way along some of the Wiltshire lanes in style.

Try your hand at Polo

Ever fancied giving polo a chance? Druids Lodge Polo offer that opportunity with their beginners polo lessons.

Woodford Valley


Walk through traditional thatched villages

There’s nothing better than a stroll particularly after some warming food in one of our local pubs or restaurants. Why not make your walk through one of our traditional villages such as Upper Woodford or Sandy Lane and see the quaint thatched cottages – if you are lucky you may also see a thatcher at work.

Enjoy seasonal specialities

Look out for some of our award-winning pubs and restaurants such as the Red Lion Freehouse and Harrow at Little Bedwyn, often offering seasonal specialities from the region such as Wiltshire truffles.

Find out more and make time for Wiltshire

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