Sunset at Silbury Hill in Summertime

June is a fantastic time in Wiltshire, with festival season in full flow there is plenty of fun to be had. Summer is just around the corner and with that comes excitement and celebration. There are plenty of fantastic events happening this month so take a look at our guide and feel inspired. It’s time to take a step back from the everyday and enjoy a break to Wiltshire.

Summer Solstice

Stonehenge Summer Solstice

Of course, Stonehenge is the best place to be during Summer Solstice, rain or shine this event that takes place every year is an experience you won’t forget. If you’re looking to stay and party then head to Stonehenge Summer Solstice Music Festival at Stonehenge Campsite!
 

Food and Drink 

Longleat Food and Drink Festival

If you’re a fan of gin and into this latest trend then head to the Great British Gin Festival in Salisbury City Hall, purchase some goodies and find the perfect gin for you. The Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury will also be having a Gin Garden Party, with live music, a BBQ and entertainment, as well as the opportunity to taste over 20 gins! Another occasion to get outside and tantalise your taste buds is at Longleat’s Food and Drink Festival on 23 - 24 June. Looking to taste local produce? Then visit Taste of Corsham for some of the best flavours the county has to offer!
 

Carnivals & Festivals

Chalke Valley History Festival

Air displays, military replicas, insightful talks and more the Chalke Valley History Festival is an educational and fun day out.  Blue Sky Festival at the Pound Arts Centre is a celebration of the arts and will include, film, music, comedy, visual arts and talks.

Calne Summer Festival & Carnival will take place in the town centre to mark the start of summer. On the borders you can listen to some fantastic artists such as Gary Barlow, George Ezra, Kasabian, Paloma Faith, UB40 at Westonbirt Aboretum Forest Live! 
 

Outdoors

Canoeing Kennet & Avion Canal

Cool down in the summer heat and rent your own canoe at Towpath Trails in Bradford on Avon and explore the Kennet & Avon Canal. Or how about making a break out of it on a Canal Boat Holiday with Honeystreet boats  or Devizes Marina Village

There’s no better way to explore Wiltshire than on foot, discover Wiltshire yourself by downloading a map here, or if you prefer you can be shown the beauty of the Wiltshire countryside with an experienced guided tour

Horse riding is a big thing in Wiltshire which is hardly surprising with so many rural scenic routes. Book onto a hack with Rein and Shine or Pewsey Vale Riding centre. Another alternative is discovering the Salisbury Plain on Horseback with Salisbury Plain Safaris

Keen cyclist looking for an adventure? Look no further, the Warminster Wobble on 16-17 June is for you. The 2-day cycling event includes competitions, displays and trade stand and it’s all for free! 

If you’re looking to make a break of it then search for accommodation here. There are also plenty of special offers to enjoy so make sure to have a look before you book. 
 

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