Events in Wiltshire

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Events in August, midsummer and holiday time. Take a break in the Lacock area and visit lovely Lacock Abbey. Summer racing is still on at Salisbury Racecourse. Festivals, Devizes Carnival. Wiltshire is particularly rich in prehistory, take that Stonehenge  Trek.


King Street,Wilton

King Street, Wilton
Photograph © Lewis Clarke

Malmesbury Carnival and Festival  2024 TBC

Racing at Salisbury  2024 TBC

Edington Music Festival.  Priory Church, Monastery Lane, Edington, Westbury. August 20th – 27th 2023. "one of the most well-known festivals of music within the liturgy, bringing the music of European Cathedrals and religious institutions to this small community in rural Wiltshire".

End of the Road Festival  29th August to 3rd September 2023. Larmer Tree Gardens.

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Photograph © Mr Eugene Birchal

Mere is right on the edge of Salisbury Plain and Dorset. Like many other places in the area it is in an Area of Outstanding Beauty. Sometimes described as a village, sometimes a town. It is an enticing place with its attractive architecture, it is an area of outstanding beauty all of its own.

Lacock. This is a beautiful area owned by the National Trust. The chocolate box village has been used as film sets including a Harry Potter film. Why not have a short break in nearby Chippenham and really enjoy Lacock.

Wilton was once the county town of Wiltshire, hence the county name. Nowadays it is a delightful historic market town. Wilton is also famous for Wilton carpets which are still made here. That resplendent Wilton House is on the edge of the town and is open to the public, a lovely day out.  Not surprisingly the house and the estate have been used for TV drama and films. 

Salisbury Racecourse. A summer flat racing venue and a very attractive one. It is situated near Netherhampton a few miles from Salisbury. 

Barbary Castle is actually an Iron Age Hill Fort and part of the fortifications of the Ridgeway. Like all those forts it is situated on top of a hill so that the defenders could see what was going on around them. This one certainly does! The Romans liked it, so did the Anglo Saxons and even the War Ministry during World War II.

Devizes is an attractive market town with its green in the centre. It still has its market once a week. Pick up the Medieval Trail leaflet and wander round the long and turbulent history of this charming town.

Larmer Tree Gardens near Tollard Royal in the Cranborne Chase is a captivating venue for many events. Lovely gardens. They are English Heritage Grade II listed in the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. They certainly deserve it. This time of the year it will be a splendour of colour. 

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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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Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey
Photograph © Gary Brothwell

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