Events in Wiltshire

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Events in Wiltshire in July brings delightful thoughts of holidays and where shall we go, what shall we see. Festivals are a good idea. Flat racing is still on. There are cycling events, footpaths to explore and all those standing stones for which Wiltshire is world famous.


Salisbury Museum

Salisbury Museum
Photograph © Chris Talbot

Racing at Salisbury is to be held in 2024 TBC at Salisbury Racecourse

Larmer Tree Festival did not happen in 2023. Venue: Larmar Tree Gardens near Salisbury. In 2008 it was voted the best UK Family festival. It is still an excellent event with so many varied things going on.  One to check out and maybe add to the yearly calendar....

WOMAD The World's festival of music, arts and dance.  Charlton Park, Malmesbury. Unique in that  the event is also held in several other countries. Family friendly and popular.

Summer Action Festival Castle Combe 17th June 2023. This is one for all car lovers. All makes, all ages, all action.

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Abbey Gardens, Malmesbury

Abbey Gardens Malmesbury
Photograph © Stuart Logan

Malmesbury in the beautiful southern Cotswolds. The Abbey is Saxon in origin but developed through time. Folk of Malmesbury are nicknamed Jackdaws because of the birds that inhabit the Abbey. Home of Eilmer of Malmesbury best known for trying to fly in the 11th century, he tied wings to his hands and feet and jumped off the Abbey tower, he travelled over 200 feet. On landing he broke his legs.

Iford Manor, a medieval manor sits by the Frome River in an ideal situation in a steep valley. Lovely place, its facade was altered in the 1700's to give us what we have today. The Italian gardens are Grade I listed. 

Calne is on the North Wessex Downs which are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a lively town with lots going on during the year. There are riverside walks, historic buildings and antique shops. The Sustrans footpath NCN 403 goes through the town.

Salisbury Racecourse a few miles from Salisbury in the Netherhampton area. Flat racing in the summer. Overlooks the city.

Salisbury Museum actually the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum. Incredible collections, really shows how the Salisbury area of Wiltshire is so unique. Well worth a visit at any time of the year. The new Wessex Gallery has added another dimension to the Museum.

Larkhill is a garrison town in the Stonehenge area. The name suggests a lovely hill with larks soaring in the morning, but that must have been centuries ago. The town is associated with early military flying.

Larmer Tree Gardens. they call themselves the jewel of Cranborne Chase and they have a point. English Heritage have stated that it is a Garden of National Importance, it certainly is lovely and enchanting. 

Marlborough, an ancient town as can be seen by the wide streetscape. The town was on the old coaching route between London and Bristol and must have seen history in the making. The age old market still exists twice a week.

Swindon was a railway town now a bustling expanded town and large firms have bases there. It started life as a market town. Take a wander round pleasant Old Town. The town made use of the old railway works for the new town centre which is sensibly fully pedestrianised.

Milton Lilbourne is a pretty village in the Pewsey Vale in a farming area. The vale itself is deservedly part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Natural Beauty, although the vale is not downland.  

Westbury is an old market town in the west of the county and on the edge of Salisbury Plain. The White Horse cut into the chalk on a hill is said to be of the 800's but more likely of the 18th century, It certainly is the oldest and the largest one in Wiltshire. Good centre for cycling and walking breaks. 

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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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Twelve o'clock Drive, Savernake Forest

Twelve o'clock Drive, Savernake Forest
Photograph © Brian Robert Marshall

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Useful Information

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Public Transport

National Express

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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National Rail Journey Planner.

For train journeys all over the United Kingdom connecting the places you want to go efficiently and quickly.

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Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. In fact all over the United Kingdom.

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