Events in Wiltshire
June

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Events in Wiltshire during June  include several festivals and of course flat racing is on at Salisbury Racecourse. Then of course it is the ideal time to visit Stonehenge with the mid summer solstice. Wiltshire is rich in prehistory. The Amesbury Archer, Avebury, Durrington Walls, burial mounds and cairns all showing how popular this area was and for that matter still is thousands of years later.


Events

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Devizes Festival  The first three weeks in June. A Music and Arts Festival in various venues in the town.

Wilton Classic and Super Car Wilton House is a stunning backdrop to these stunning cars. The next event will be a new experience but we must wait until the summer of 2017.

Calne Fest 4th June 2016.Calne Recreation Ground

Racing will be held on 7th June 2016 at Salisbury Race Course.

Family Day Racing at Salisbury Racecourse on 12th June 2016.

Corsham Walking Festival 17th, 18th and 19th June 2016. This is a beautiful place on the fringe of the Cotswolds. Walks are themed.

Amesbury Carnival and Show 18th June 2016. Holders Road Playing Field. Usually spectacular displays.

Warminster Wobble  18th and 19th June 2016  Wiltshire's most popular cycling festival and it is Free! Warminster Town Park and there is a lot going on.

Open Farm Sunday and Family Dog Show. Sunday 19th June 11am til 4pm. Horton House Farm, Horton, Devizes, SN10 3LX.
Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1,000 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed people onto their farm. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to discover what it means to be a farmer and the work they do producing our food and managing our countryside. Come along to Horton House Farm, Jonny and Rachael's organic dairy farm:
• Meet all sorts of farm animals and poultry and learn about farming.
• Tuck into sausages and burgers actually from the farm - delicious!
• Tractor and trailer rides and farm machinery that you can climb on.
• Enjoy mad country pursuits such as welly wanging, cowpat bingo and terrier racing.
As a special treat, celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday in style with a royally delectable afternoon tea - with a glass of bubbly - after all it is a special birthday!
ENTRY is FREE.
Dog Show Classes (£1 a class):
1. Prettiest bitch
2. Most handsome dog
3. Golden Oldie (9 years +)
4. Dog in tip top condition
5. Puppy class
6. Best child handler
7. Fancy dress
8. Dog judge would like to take home.
PLUS: Have a go dog agility (or pig or lamb if you have one - it's been done before!)
There is a lot more information - click the link above!

Racing at Salisbury Racecourse 22nd June 2016.

Chalke Valley History Festival  27th June to 3rd July 2016. Just west of Ebbesbourne Wake. The History Festival.



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Places

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Homington in the Chalke Valley

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Chalke Valley. It is the valley that the chalk stream the River Ebble flows through. It is a beautiful valley on the edge of Cranbourne Chase and not surprisingly the West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are a group of pretty villages along the valley. Nice centre for walking.

Grittleton.  A little village not far from Chippenham and Bath. Grittleton House is privately owned and is used as an independent school and a venue for events.

Devizes is in the middle of Wiltshire. There is a large green in the centre of the town. It still is a market town but its sights have increased to include a little manufacturing and is a tourism town for the local attractions of Stonehenge, Avebury etc. The town has a rich history and heritage of over a thousand years and there is a Medieval Trail in the town.

Iford Manor is a Grade II listed building near Bradford on Avon. Its Peto Gardens are well known and they are listed Grade I in the National Register of National Parks and Gardens. It lies in the Iford Valley on the Frome River. 

Salisbury Racecourse is four miles from Salisbury itself at Netherhampton in a scenic location on the downs overlooking the city. It is one of the oldest flat courses having been around since the sixteenth century. 

Amesbury is an attractive town in the Avon river valley close to Stonehenge. The town has its own claim to fame in the prehistoric stakes with the Amesbury Archer who was a bronze age man who was buried in the town before it ever was a town. His grave was an amazing discovery with a large number of important artefacts found with him.

Dinton is in the south of Wiltshire, a village about eight miles from Salisury on the River Nadder. Phillips House was formerly Dinton House and is now owned by the National trust. 

Warminster in western Wiltshire. Has been famous for a lot of alleged UFO sightings, particularly in the sixties and seventies.  It is a little market town on the edge of Salisbury Plain and the head of the lovely Wylye Valley.


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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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