Events in Wiltshire
April May

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Events in Wiltshire in April and May with the spring sunshine, showers and flowers bringing us all out and about. Festivals and Fairs, cycling events, a major canoe event and racing in Salisbury. 


Events

Kennet and Avon Canal, Devizes

Kennet and Avon Canal, Devizes.
Photograph © Rob Purvis

April

Salisbury Races Season starts TBC

Why not spend a short break and take the family to Longleat House and Safari Park.

Bowood House  opens in April

Why not visit Stonehenge and Avebury in Spring.


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May

Racing at Salisbury May 2024 TBC

Swindon Festival of Literature 1st to 7th May 2023.

Trek 26 in aid of the Alzheimers Society.   11 May 2024. There is a 26 mile trek as well as a 13 mile one.

Chippenham Folk Festival  24th to 27th May 2024. Something to sing about!!

Salisbury International Arts Festival will take place TBC

Devizes Festival. 27th October 2023. One night only. The Festival will be back in 2024.


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Places

Orange Way

Signs of Spring
The Orange Way near Figheldean Wiltshire
Photograph © Shazz

Marlborough. A delightful ancient market town with the second widest High Street in Britain. So many picturesque buildings. See that old building with its still visible entry for coach and horses, it is easy to imagine the town as it was and yet...... those wonderful shops, that vibrant town.

Devizes. A market town with 500 listed buildings - yes 500!! There is still a market in the town and has been for centuries. Makes a good touring centre for Stonehenge or Avebury. The original Devizes Castle was one of those that Cromwell knocked about a bit and the present one is of Victorian times.

Salisbury Plain. 300 square miles of it. Some of it nowadays is used as a Ministry of Defence Training Area. It is a rich area of archaeological interest with Stonehenge, Avebury and Durrnington Walls to name only a few. There are two National Nature Reserves on the plain. Amesbury is another good place for touring such places as Stonehenge.

There are several villages with the name Deverill as part of it. They are in a lovely valley not far from Warminster. Kingston Deverill, Monkton Deverill, Brixton Deverill and Longbridge Deverill. The River Deverill runs through the valley and becomes, with the Shearwater Stream, the River Wylye at Crockerton. 

Salisbury. Wiltshire's only city. It is ancient place with a beautiful Cathedral and architecture from all the centuries since. Five major roads meet at Salisbury which gives it wonderful access. 5 lovely streams meet in Salisbury as well. It is certainly an area with plenty going on. 

Swindon. It was an important railway town. Now some major companies have made Swindon their HQ. Lively music scene.

Chippenham. A market town. It has a history back to the Anglo Saxons and Alfred the Great had a palace there. Good place to live or visit, historic and yet dynamic. The National Trust village of Lacock is not far away. The local area has been a feast of sets for many TV dramas and films. 

Erlestoke. Not far from Devizes and a most attractive village. Some of the village looks older than it really is as it was reorganised and rebuilt by Joshua Smith, a politician, in the early 1800's. On the west side there are still cottages from the 16th and 17th century. Smith's new manor house was destroyed by fire in the 1950's and is now a male prison.


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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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Shearwater Lake

Shearwater Lake
Photograph © Maigheach-gheal

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