Category: Wiltshire

A cabin in the woods, Wiltshire

We arrive in Bath Spa by train – the quick hour and 50-minute journey from London Paddington whizzing us through rolling English fields, bright green in the damp spring air. It feels like minutes before we’re well and truly out of London. On arrival, we’re met by a beautiful, small city of honey coloured stone, blossoming park spaces and veritable foodie treasure trove of teashops and gastro pubs, serving regional ales. After stopping off for a pasty (obviously) we head to the Thermae Spa to sample the natural thermal water that Bath is famed for. To avoid the queues,...

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Wiltshire – Step back in time through the village of Lacock

If you visit Britain and want to see an unspoiled village that makes you feel like you have stepped back in time, then Lacock, Wiltshire is most definitely high in that category. With population of less than 200 and under the watchful ownership of the National Trust this place is a joy to walk around. Houses from 18th century back to medieval times. A pub from the 15th century and quaint hidden tea rooms are just a few of the hidden gems here. That is before the grandeur of Lacock Abbey. It is little wonder that Lacock has been...

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Wiltshire – A Tour of The Wadworth Brewery

Whilst staying in the Green Dragon of the last post I got to taste some great beers that I had heard of but had not yet tried. Wadworth Brewery was a name I was seeing very frequently on establishments in the area. The beer had a great reputation in the south of England from Wiltshire and beyond the surrounding counties. Beers such as 6X and Henry’s Original IPA. I had gathered it was still a family run brewery from the heart of wiltshire in Devizes. That was just down the road.. time to take a tour 🙂 At this...

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Wiltshire – Unwind at The Green Dragon

After a lovely stroll along the Kennet and Avon Canal and soaking up some history in Bradford-on-Avon it was time to kick off the shoes and relax. And what better way to experience the local atmosphere than to stay in a local family pub. Our choice? The Green Dragon in Market Lavington. A charming pub and dog friendly too! 🙂 The rooms were lovely. Like a real step back in time but with all the comfort you need. Each room we saw was unique and had personality with signs of it’s history, I really love that in a pub/guest...

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Wiltshire – Bradford-on-Avon, stroll through the ages

Nestled in the Avon Valley, Wiltshire, half straddling the great river and half on the hillside sits the lovely ancient town of Bradford-on-Avon. If in the area it is a great place to wander and explore, it is very much like walking through the ages. From Roman, through Saxon times and the industrial revolution. It all combines with the super valley setting to create a day out to learn, relax and create memories. Let us have a look, it was a super hot and sunny day… bonus! 🙂 Proof of Roman settlements here have been found all around. But...

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Wiltshire – Walking Along The Kennet and Avon Canal

Another glorious day in Wiltshire, time to head out with the hounds and explore the countryside along part of  the Kennet and Avon Canal. An 87 mile (140 km) long canal which crosses the country connecting Bristol and London. The canal was used by barges to transport goods until the railways were built in the mid 1800s. Of course you can walk the entire canal, but today we walked from Bradford-on-Avon to Devizes. Walking along the Kennet and Avon Canal is a great way to take in the canal life and see the variety of great countryside Wiltshire has to offer. It...

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