Marlborough College Summer School

Looking for some exciting events to go to this July? Have a read of our latest blog featuring some super-hot things to do here in Wiltshire

Watch top eventing at the Barbury Castle International Horse Trials

Top eventers from across the world compete in the annual Barbury Castle International Horse Trials on the Marlborough Downs, a spectacular sight to see taking place from 6-9 July! In addition to the activity on display, you’ll also find an extensive shopping village with over seventy shops as well as food and drink outlets. 

See the Classic Vehicle Show at Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum

If you love classic cars then it’s worth making a visit to the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum on 9-10 July for their annual Classic Vehicle Show. In addition to the exhibitors at the show make time to explore this fascinating motor museum on the outskirts of Calne. 

Marlborough College Summer School returns

From 9 July, Marlborough College comes to life with the arrival of its summer school. Don’t be mistaken for thinking this summer school is just for children though, there are hundreds of different courses on offer including an introduction to watercolour,  creative writing for all and an introduction to dog handling as well as activities such as Wiltshire walks, music lessons and workshops and even beginners guides to martial arts. 

For the younger visitors there are courses to entertain them including teenage outdoor adventures, stay alive survival and even lightsaber combat and duelling training! 

Learn more about our Crop Circles

These mysterious formations often can be seen in Wiltshire during the summer months. Discover more about their locations, designs and theories at this year’s Crop Circles
which will be held in The Barge Inn, Honeystreet. 

Crop Circle (C) Lucy Pringle

Party in the Park in Melksham

The town of Melksham will be buzzing on 15 July with the annual Party in the Park. Taking place in King George V playing field, this event brings with it music, activities for all the family and a fireworks display. 

Calling all lovers of archaeology

Keep the weekend of 22-23 July free for this year’s Festival of Archaeology at The Salisbury Museum. There will be living history, talks by archaeology experts and a real-life dig with local archaeologist, Dr Phil Harding. 

Hear tales of Salisbury’s resident ghosts

Join Salisbury City Guides for one of their regular Friday night Ghost Walks. These walks depart at 8pm from outside Salisbury Information Centre on Fish Row. Not only will you get to hear about some of the ghostly goings-on in the city but the tour will also give you an insight into the history of some of our city’s buildings. 

If you are thinking of making a break of it then keep an eye on our summer offers on accommodation around the county and don’t forget to keep your eyes open for other events taking place this month here in Wiltshire. 




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