Events in Wiltshire
July

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Events in Wiltshire in July brings delightful thoughts of holidays and where shall we go, what shall we see. The ancient county of Wiltshire has many places and events that could intrigue. The famous Marlborough Jazz festival is a great idea as are the other festivals that July brings. Flat racing is still on. There are cycling events, footpaths to explore and all those standing stones for which Wiltshire is world famous. Horse lovers - Barbary Castle International Eventing & Show is for you.


Events

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Calne Country Music Festival The 2016 event has been cancelled due to the low number of bookings and traders. The Committee are working on the event for 2017. Normally it is held in Oxford Road, Calne where there is a lot going on. Free on site car parking. Camping available.

Barbury International Eventing & Show 7th to 10th July 2016. The one horse show you have been waiting for. Barbary Castle Estate, Marlborough. 

Ladies Evening  is to be held on 9th July 2016 at Salisbury Racecourse

Festival of Archaeology  16th to 31st July 2016. Over 1000 events held all over this country that is so rich in prehistory.

Larmer Tree Festival will be held on 13th to 17th July 2016. Larmar Tree Gardens near Salisbury. In 2008 it was voted the best UK Family festival. It is still an excellent event with so many varied things going on from Processions to theatre, music, workshops. One to check out and add to the yearly calendar....

Marlborough International Jazz Festival will be held on the 15th, 16th and 17th July 2016 in Marlborough itself, many venues. This is a very popular Festival. One  for the jazz enthusiast.

The Awesome Swindon Chilli Fiesta 30th July 2016. Swindon. Sounds fun. Entry is free too.

Savernake Sizzler This is a new one, a cycling event through this large privately owned forest!!!!  Some of it is through attractive countryside and some of it is challenging with some steep climbs. Certainly one to add to the diary! 24th July 2016. Venue: Milton Lilbourne Village Hall,The Street, Milton Lilbourne.

From 32 miles all the way to 110 miles! All abilities and bikes welcome. Friendly event village, signed and marshaled route, rider support and food stations.  Family and friends are welcome to enjoy the event village which boasts a playground and fund raising stalls.  Fund raise for the sponsored local charity 'CALM'.

WOMAD The World's festival of music, arts and dance. 28th to 31st July 2016. Charlton Park, Malmesbury. Unique in that  the event is also held in several other countries. Family friendly and popular.

Village Pump Folk Festival will be held on 22nd to 24th July 2016 at the White Horse Country Park, Coach Road, Westbury. Big Line Up. Camping available.

Evening Racing on 23rd July 2016 at Salisbury Racecourse.

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Places

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Malmesbury in the beautiful southern Cotswolds. The Abbey is Saxon in origin but developed through time. Folk of Malmesbury are nicknamed Jackdaws because of the birds that inhabit the Abbey. Home of Eilmer of Malmesbury best known for trying to fly in the 11th century, he tied wings to his hands and feet and jumped off the Abbey tower, he travelled over 200 feet. On landing he broke his legs.

Iford Manor, a medieval manor sits by the Frome River in an ideal situation in a steep valley. Lovely place, its facade was altered in the 1700's to give us what we have today. The Italian gardens are Grade I listed. 

Calne is on the North Wessex Downs which are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a lively town with lots going on during the year. There are riverside walks, historic buildings and antique shops. The Sustrans footpath NCN 403 goes through the town.

Salisbury Racecourse a few miles from Salisbury in the Netherhampton area. Flat racing in the summer. Overlooks the city.

Salisbury Museum actually the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum. Incredible collections, really shows how the Salisbury area of Wiltshire is so unique. Well worth a visit at any time of the year. The new Wessex Gallery has added another dimension to the Museum.

Larkhill is a garrison town in the Stonehenge area. The name suggests a lovely hill with larks soaring in the morning, but that must have been centuries ago. The town is associated with early military flying.

Larmer Tree Gardens. they call themselves the jewel of Cranborne Chase and they have a point. English Heritage have stated that it is a Garden of National Importance, it certainly is lovely and enchanting. 

Marlborough, an ancient town as can be seen by the wide streetscape. The town was on the old coaching route between London and Bristol and must have seen history in the making. The age old market still exists twice a week.

Swindon was a railway town now a bustling expanded town and large firms have bases there. It started life as a market town. Take a wander round pleasant Old Town. The town made use of the old railway works for the new town centre which is sensibly fully pedestrianised.

Milton Lilbourne is a pretty village in the Pewsey Vale in a farming area. The vale itself is deservedly part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Natural Beauty, although the vale is not downland.  

Westbury is an old market town in the west of the county and on the edge of Salisbury Plain. The White Horse cut into the chalk on a hill is said to be of the 800's but more likely of the 18th century, It certainly is the oldest and the largest one in Wiltshire. Good centre for cycling and walking breaks. 


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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.

Our observations show that www.travelwessex.com's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for. Posting events on this page is free.

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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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