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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.
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Marlborough Spring Fair 9th April 2017. 10am to 4pm Marlborough College. In aid of Cancer Research.
The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race 14th to 17th March 2017. 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.
Lionheart Cyclosportive Taking a break in 2017, back in 2018. Two routes 100 miles or 100 kilometres, not for the fainthearted! The event starts and finishes outside Longleat House, Warminster. It passes through beautiful Wiltshire countryside.
Why not spend a short break and take the family to Longleat House and Safari Park.
Salisbury Craft and Gift Market 29th April 2017. Salisbury Guildhall, The Market Place, Salisbury. Quality.
Salisbury Races Season starts on 30th April 2017 with the Betfred City Bowl Family Day.
Swindon Festival of Literature 1st to 13th May 2017.
Racing at Salisbury 18th May 2017.
Deverells Festival of Performing Arts. The big Festival. Dates throughout the year.
Chippenham Folk Festival 26th to 29th May 2017. 46th year! Something to sing about!!
Salisbury International Arts Festival will be held from 26th May to 10th June 2017. Again there will be a packed programme of theatre, dance, circus, film, music and spoken word.
Evening Racing at Salisbury Racecourse on 27th May 2017.
Erlestoke Twelve Spam biking. Not 12 miles - 12 hours! Or two six hour options. Solo or team. 27th May 2017.
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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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There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.
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!
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!!!!
Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.