Events in Wiltshire
April May

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Events in Wiltshire in April and May with the spring sunshine, showers and flowers bringing us all out and about. Festivals and Fairs, cycling events, a major canoe event and racing in Salisbury. 


Events

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Kennet and Avon Canal, Devizes.

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April

The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race  30th to 2nd April 2018. Starts in Devizes, Wiltshire and finishes at Westminster Bridge in London. 125 miles that tests the very stamina and skill of the competitors. 52 miles along the Kennet and Avon Canal as far as Reading. Then to the Thames at Teddington about 55 miles. The last 17 miles is tidal along the river. Quite a feat.

Why not spend a short break and take the family to Longleat House and Safari Park.

Salisbury Races Season starts on 29th April 2018 with the Betfred City Bowl Family Day.


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May

Swindon Festival of Literature 7th to 19th May 2018.

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market  12th April 2018. Salisbury Guildhall, The Market Place, Salisbury. Quality.

Racing at Salisbury 17th May 2018.

Deverells Festival of Performing Arts. The big Festival. Dates throughout the year.

Chippenham Folk Festival  25th to 28th May 2018. Something to sing about!!

Salisbury International Arts Festival Salisbury International Arts Festival has merged with Salisbury Playhouse and Salisbury Arts Centre to form Wiltshire Creative. Salisbury International Arts Festival will return in 2019.

Erlestoke Twelve Spam biking. Not 12 miles - 12 hours! Or two six hour options. Solo or team. No date information found.

Devizes Festival  31st May to 17th June 2018. A Music and Arts Festival in various venues in the town.


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Places

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Signs of Spring, Orange Way, Wiltshire

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Marlborough. A delightful ancient market town with the second widest High Street in Britain. So many picturesque buildings. See that old building with its still visible entry for coach and horses, it is easy to imagine the town as it was and yet...... those wonderful shops, that vibrant town.

Devizes. A market town with 500 listed buildings - yes 500!! There is still a market in the town and has been for centuries. Makes a good touring centre for Stonehenge or Avebury. The original Devizes Castle was one of those that Cromwell knocked about a bit and the present one is of Victorian times.

Salisbury Plain. 300 square miles of it. Some of it nowadays is used as a Ministry of Defence Training Area. It is a rich area of archaeological interest with Stonehenge, Avebury and Durrnington Walls to name only a few. There are two National Nature Reserves on the plain. Amesbury is another good place for touring such places as Stonehenge.

There are several villages with the name Deverill as part of it. They are in a lovely valley not far from Warminster. Kingston Deverill, Monkton Deverill, Brixton Deverill and Longbridge Deverill. The River Deverill runs through the valley and becomes, with the Shearwater Stream, the River Wylye at Crockerton. 

Salisbury. Wiltshire's only city. It is ancient place with a beautiful Cathedral and architecture from all the centuries since. Five major roads meet at Salisbury which gives it wonderful access. It is certainly an area with plenty going on. 

Swindon. It was an important railway town. Now some major companies have made Swindon their HQ. Lively music scene.

Chippenham. A market town. It has a history back to the Anglo Saxons and Alfred the Great had a palace there. Good place to live or visit, historic and yet dynamic. The National Trust village of Lacock is not far away. The local area has been a feast of sets for many TV dramas and films. 

Erlestoke. Not far from Devizes and a most attractive village. Some of the village looks older than it really is as it was reorganised and rebuilt by Joshua Smith, a politician, in the early 1800's. On the west side there are still cottages from the 16th and 17th century. Smith's new manor house was destroyed by fire in the 1950's and is now a male prison.


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Other pages that may be of interest

Wiltshire

Events in South West England

Events in Devon

Events in Dorset

Events in Hampshire

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Somerset


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Anyone with events in Wiltshire who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events in Wiltshire should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here.

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Useful Information

Accommodation

Hotels can be found locally from Wessex Hotels

There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.

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Car Rentals

Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!


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Why not travel by Coach

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!


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Trains

Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.

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More Public Transport

Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. There are other pages on Traveline for other parts of the country.


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