MOS Open Studios, July 1st 4 weekends. Click Here
Peacock Arts trail, 30 Sept-8 Oct. Click Here
Marlborough Jazz Festival, July. Click Here
Pound Arts Center. Click Here
Hungerford Arts Festival, July. Click Here
Wylye Valley Art Trail, 27 May-4 June. Click Here
Newbury Open Studios, May. Click Here
Bath Open Studios, May. Click Here
Marlborough Lit Fest, September. Click Here
Calne Music & Arts Festival, October. Click Here
Hauser Wirth Gallery, Somerset.
Caen Hill Locks, Devizes. Click here
Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton. Click Here
Hauser Wirth Gallery, Bruton Somerset. Click Here
Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Devizes. Click Here
Avebury Manor, Avebury. Click Here
Avebury Stone Circle, Avebury. Click here
Silbury Hill, Marlborough. Click here
Savernake Forest, Marlborough. Click here
The Merchant House Marlborough. Click here
Lacock Village & Abbey, Lacock. Click here
Crofton Lodge, Crofton, Great Bedwyn, Marlborough, Wiltshire.
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Seend summer fete, Wiltshire.
The abondoned village of Imber.
Two tiny churches within 1/2 mile of each other. Roughly half way between Pewsey and Devizes, in the vale of Pewsey: All Saints Church, Alton Priors: A redundant church, open during daylight hours, set in the middle of a field. There is an ancient yew tree in its churchyard split down the middle and said to be 1700 years old. St Mary’s Church, Alton Barnes: Saxon origins with long and short quoin stones, box pews and a little gallery inside. Some glass engraving by Laurence and Simon Whistler.
Grazed for centuries by sheep and rabbits, the grassland of the downs supports a wide array of wildlife including rare butterflies such the Marsh Fritillary, Chalkhill Blue and Red Admiral. Chalk grassland is one of the most biologically rich and diverse habitats in the UK with over 40 species of flowering plants recorded in a single square metre. This includes rare orchids and wonderfully named plants like the Devil’s-bit Scabious, Lady’s Bedstraw or Kidney Vetch. In the vast open skies above the downs, skylarks, lapwings and majestic birds of prey can be seen.
The extensive woodlands of Savernake and West Woods provide peacefulness and seclusion in contrast to the remoteness of the nearby open chalk downs. Savernake is ancient woodland of oak and beech established in the 11thcentury as a royal hunting forest and now designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Seymour family regularly welcomed King Henry VIII to the forest for hunting and he met his later wife Jane Seymour at nearby Littlecote House.
The chalk downs form an imposing backdrop to the flat, low-lying vales. The Vale of Pewsey separates the two main chalk upland blocks. Belts of willow, alder and scrub line the watercourses that thread across the vales, the streams, waterside pastures and woodlands forming a lush wetland landscape of considerable ecological value. For more information click here: Visit North Wessex Downs
Savernake Forest, Wiltshire.