Set out on a journey to the historic town of Calne this season, where you will delve deeper into its rich history and iconic attractions.

Calne Town

Calne’s story begins around 978AD through drover’s trails and coach roads, the rise and fall of canal and rail travel, woollen broadcloth and much more. Today, Calne is a great place from which you can discover the timeless wonders of Wiltshire. Located on the edge of the North Wessex Downs National Landscape, Calne is stone’s throw away from Cherhill White Horse, Avebury Stone Circle, and many more of Wiltshire’s iconic landmarks.

Attractions in Calne

Calne Heritage Centre

Set in the heart of Calne’s historic Heritage Quarter is the Calne Heritage Centre. Free to enter, this centre tells the story of aspects of Calne’s history in a series of attractive wall panels. There is also a wealth of photographs and memorabilia throughout the centre, as well as community events from schools and local groups.

Bowood House and Gardens

Bowood House and Gardens has an all-round appeal, with a flowing mix of woodlands and lawns sloping down to a lake, overlooked by the formal terraces of an imposing stately home. Bowood also has an exciting Adventure Playground for children to explore! See it in full bloom during the Spring and Summer months, or marvel in its rich Autumn colour from late September.

Cherhill White Horse

Cherhill White Horse

During your visit to Calne, be sure to visit the iconic Churchill White Horse, the second oldest of Wiltshire’s iconic carved horse figures. The horse is a lovely destination for a countryside walk with spectacular views over the county’s rolling hills.

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum

Situated just outside Calne is the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum. Home to over 100 exhibits featuring cars from the 1920s to present day, explore a range of motoring memorabilia as well as a collection of motorcycles, Jack Spittle Model lorries and a reconstructed 1930s garage fitted with vehicles!

Events in Calne

Calne is host to a range of annual events, from garden tours to live music and craft workshops. Check out What’s On in Calne for when you visit.

Calne Summer Carnival

Join many others at the annual Calne Summer Carnival, taking place each year at the end of June. There will be various food and gift stalls from local businesses and a range of fun activities to enjoy!

Wiltshire Game and Country Fair

Set within the beautiful surroundings of Bowood House is the Wiltshire Game and Country Fair. With main arena attractions running throughout the day, supported by a host of smaller country sports arenas and workshops, and the very best in countryside activities and entertainment, this fair is the perfect family event in Wiltshire!

Calne Bike Meet

One of the largest free motorcycle events in Europe, Calne Bike meet is the perfect family day out in Wiltshire. Spot a range of motorcycles of all shapes, size, and colours as they line the historic streets of Calne this July.

Places to Stay in Calne

Whether you are looking for a countryside getaway, or a relaxing stay in a luxury hotel, Calne offers the best of both worlds with its range of stunning accommodation.

Bowood Hotel Aerial

Bowood Hotel Spa and Golf Resort

Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is among the finest luxury 4-star hotels in Wiltshire. Ideally situated just 18-miles from Bath, between Calne and Chippenham, Bowood Hotel creates the ideal retreat with beautiful parkland surrounding the estate, as well as plenty activities to make your Valentine experience just that better.

Enjoy delicious locally sourced food as you make the most of panoramic views at the Hotel’s Two AA Rosette Shelbourne Restaurant.

The award-winning Spa combines personal and professional service, luxurious treatments and top facilities including an infinity pool, jacuzzi, rock sauna, aromatherapy showers and crystal steam room.

Plan your next visit to Calne

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