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20 Picture-Perfect Villages in Wiltshire

In no particular order Visit Wiltshire have shared some of the most picture-perfect villages to visit in Wiltshire.

After reading https://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk article on 20 picture-perfect villages in Wiltshire we wanted to make sure all of our iVisitors would get the chance to read it!

1. Castle Combe

Oh Castle Combe, a filmmaker’s paradise! This picturesque village has often starred on the big screen including War Horse and Stardust. Look out for the cottages selling homemade cake outside their doors and the nearby hamlet of Tiddleywink too! 

2. Lacock

Lacock, near Chippenham, is another village which has regularly starred on screen. The National Trust have preserved this village and keen photographers will take great delight in capturing some of the village’s architecture. If you fancy staying in the village then check out the Sign of the Angel.

 

3. Sherston

Within the Wiltshire Cotswolds, the village of Sherston comes complete with honey-coloured cottages and broad High Street. The village holds an annual boules tournament and carnival in the summer. According to Wikipedia, soul singer Marvin Gaye was a frequent visitor to the village as it was home to his friend Lady Edith Foxwell. The village is also just a short distance from Westonbirt Arboretum.

4. Tisbury

Tisbury is the largest village in Wiltshire’s Nadder Valley and sits within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village centre buzzes with independent shops and the countryside surrounding the village lends itself to great walks. 

5. Dinton

Not far from Tisbury is the village of Dinton. Flanked by the River Nadder, Dinton is also home to Philipps House and Dinton Park, an area owned by the National Trust. The Monarch’s Way long distance footpath crosses nearby to the village and Dinton is also home to some pretty cottages and beautiful farmhouses. 

6. Avebury

It’s not every day that you get a stone circle within a village but you’ll find just that at Avebury. The village was built around the original site and you’ll find a wealth of history here including the Avebury Avenue, West Kennet Long Barrow, Silbury Hill and Avebury Manor and Gardens. Manor Farm B&B offers accommodation right in the village centre. There are also a couple of shops including The Henge Shop and National Trust Shop.

7. Grittleton

Grittleton has a history dating for many centuries and lies near to the Fosse Way, Roman road. One of the most notable buildings in the village is Grittleton House. Formerly an independent school, Grittleton House is now a wedding and event venue and was built between 1832 and 1856 for London lawyer, Joseph Neeld. 

8. Broad Chalke

The village of Broad Chalke lies in the Chalke Valley, to the south of Salisbury. One of its most endearing features are the watercress beds, fed from the spring water. You will also find a bustling village shop and community centre, nature reserve and lush countryside views. 

9. Stourton

The small village of Stourton can be found in the west of Wiltshire, close to Mere. The village is home to Stourhead House & Gardens and many of the village buildings below to the National Trust. As well as Stourhead, you’ll find the pretty church of St Peter’s, a farm shop, the Spread Eagle Inn (with rooms as well).

10. Ramsbury

Approximately 5 miles from Marlborough is Ramsbury. The village has a wealth of history and can be traced from Saxon times. The Bell at Ramsbury sits proudly in the centre of the village and offers award-winning dining and luxury accommodation. Nearby you’ll find the Ramsbury Brewery, Distillery and Smokehouse.

Read the next 10 here – https://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/blog/read/2017/05/20-picture-perfect-villages-in-wiltshire-b223

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