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Events in Wiltshire during October, November and December brings visions of Christmas, fireworks and carnivals. Winter Festivals are delightful. Stourhead has some great events over the festive season with only the normal admission charge. Swindon and Crickland Railway have a Ghost Train!
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Calne Music and Arts Festival 5th to 15th October 2017. All genres of music, art, talks, drama and dance.
Racing will be 4th and 9th October 2017 at Salisbury Racecourse.
Literary Festival Mere 9th to 15th October 2017. At Mere of course. Talks, films, authors, altogether an interesting week.
Fireworks at Longleat Looks a wonderful day out. 26th to 28th 2017.
Food Feast Marlborough in aid of cancer research. 22nd October 2017. Workshops, activities and talks by those who know. Food too!
Swindon and Cricklade Railway are running a Halloween Ghost Train on 27th October and 28th October 2017 Spoooooooky!
Calne Bonfire and Fireworks 3rd November 2017
Calne Remembrance Sunday St Mary's Church and Town Centre 2nd Sunday in November.
Festival of Light at Longleat Selected dates from 5th November. Chinese Lanterns and a winter wonderland of light.
Santa Specials Swindon & Cricklade Railway. 25th and 26th November 2017
Warminster Christmas Market and Christmas Lights Switch on 25th November 2017, Civic Centre.
Christmas House 25th November 2017. Free but normal admission charges apply. See Stourhead decorated for Christmas.
Winter Hedgelaying at Stourhead. 27th November 2017. Every wondered how this is done?
Santa Specials Swindon & Cricklade Railway. 2nd 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th 17th December 2017.
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Stourhead is not far from Mere and a very attractive place indeed. It is a National Trust property and includes the village of Stourton. Makes for a great day out. Has a beautiful garden - relax!
Trowbridge. Nowadays the county town of Wiltshire. Shorthand writers - it is the birthplace of Isaac Pitman. The town centre is undergoing an exciting revamp.
Salisbury one of the gems of Wessex, a city with great shopping, a magnificent cathedral, historic buildings and to cap it all it is a good centre for touring the prehistoric county of Wiltshire.
Warminster is a town on the western side of the county. For the genealogists amongst us - As it is now the centenary of the First World War it is interesting to note that many soldiers from Australia, New Zealand and Canada were in camp in the villages around. Warminster is quite a beautiful market town with a Georgian facade.
Mere is on the borders of the county and of Salisbury Plain. It is a quite attractive small town. Plenty of walking and cycling opportunities in the area.
Longleat House is a beautiful stately home and owned by the Marquis of Bath. The animals roam free in the Safari Park, it was the first of its kind outside Africa. A very popular tourist attraction not far from Warminster or Frome. There are many events throughout the year.
Marlborough is an ancient and attractive market town on the north eastern side of the county set in a lovely rural area. Ancient it may be but it is modern as tomorrow. Good shopping.
Swindon was made famous as a railway town. It is still a progressive town and expanding rapidly. The Old Town - try the alleyways and then the modern pedestrianised shopping centre. Experience the ambience of both. Swindon is a major centre and an important business town.
Calne, a pretty and historic town. Walk along the pretty river. The town is popular and growing fast. There is a white horse carved in a chalk hillside at Cherthill, sits below the iron age fort of Oldbury Castle.
Westbury has another white horse. Some folk consider it is really ancient and celebrates King Alfred's victory over the Danes, but others consider it is an 1800's invention as some other white horses in the district. The town has an important railway junction which makes for easy access. Road access is good too.
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It's Carnival Time
Not all have their own websites.
Salisbury Illuminated Carnival 20th October 2017
Trowbridge Carnival 21st October 2017
Warminster Carnival 28th October 2017
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.