Events in Wiltshire
August

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Events in August, midsummer and holiday time. Take a break in the Lacock area and visit lovely Lacock Abbey. Summer racing is still on at Salisbury Racecourse. Festivals, Devizes Carnival. Wiltshire is particularly rich in prehistory, take that Stonehenge Trek.


Events

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Malmesbury Carnival and Festival 3rd August to 7th September 2017

Racing at Salisbury is to be on 7th, 16th, 17th and 25th August 2017.

Vintage Motor Cycle Autojumble  12th August 2017 Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. This is a biannual event.

European Mounted Games Championships  15th to 20th August 2017. Bath & West Showgrounds.

Castle Combe Circuit  August Bank Holiday Race Day.   August 29th 2017. Exhilarating!

End of the Road Festival 31st August to 3rd September 2017. Larmer Tree Gardens.


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Places

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Mere is right on the edge of Salisbury Plain and Dorset. Like many other places in the area it is in an Area of Outstanding Beauty. Sometimes described as a village, sometimes a town. It is an enticing place with its attractive architecture, it is an area of outstanding beauty all of its own.

Lacock. This is a beautiful area owned by the National Trust. The chocolate box village has been used as film sets including a Harry Potter film. Why not have a short break in nearby Chippenham and really enjoy Lacock.

Wilton was once the county town of Wiltshire, hence the county name. Nowadays it is a delightful historic market town. Wilton is also famous for Wilton carpets which are still made here. That resplendent Wilton House is on the edge of the town. Not surprisingly the house and the estate have been used for TV drama and films. 

Salisbury Racecourse. A summer flat racing venue and a very attractive one. It is situated near Netherhampton a few miles from Salisbury. 

Barbary Castle is actually an Iron Age Hill Fort and part of the fortifications of the Ridgeway. Like all those forts it is situated on top of a hill so that the defenders could see what was going on around them. This one certainly does! The Romans liked it, so did the Anglo Saxons and even the War Ministry during World War II.

Devizes is an attractive market town with its green in the centre. It still has its market once a week. Pick up the Medieval Trail leaflet and wander round the long and turbulent history of this charming town.

Larmer Tree Gardens near Tollard Royal in the Cranborne Chase is a captivating venue for many events. Lovely gardens. They are English Heritage Grade II listed in the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. They certainly deserve it. This time of the year it will be a splendour of colour. 


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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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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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