Events in Wiltshire
October November December

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Due to the Health Crisis events may be cancelled. Please check their website. Stay safe everyone.

Events in Wiltshire during October, November and December brings visions of Christmas, fireworks and carnivals. Winter Festivals are delightful.


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Medieval buildings in Lacock

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Racing will be 1st October 2020 at Salisbury Racecourse. Season Finale

Literary Festival Mere 13th to 18th October 2020. At Mere of course.  Talks, films, authors, altogether an interesting week.

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Festival of Light at Longleat  Selected dates from 7th November 2020 to 3rd January 2021.  Chinese Lanterns and a winter wonderland of light.

Warminster Christmas Market and Christmas Lights Switch on TBC Civic Centre in Samborne Road. 28th November 2020. The Market is from 10am to 4pm.

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Santa Specials  Swindon & Cricklade Railway. TBC

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A stunning photo of Stourhead in the Autumn

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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 - It is now over a century since 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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Other pages that may be of interest


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'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.

We reserve the right not to include events in Wiltshire that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

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Sir Isaac Pitman pub, Trowbridge

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It's Carnival Time

Not all have their own websites.

Salisbury Illuminated Carnival  23rd October 2020

Trowbridge Carnival  24th October 2020

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Useful Information


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 even 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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Please note that National Express coach services have been suspended due to the current pandemic.

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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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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