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Woodborough, Wiltshire, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Nearby National Parks: New Forest
Nearby AONBs: Cotswolds, North Wessex Downs, Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs
Nearby Cities: Salisbury
Select Towns/Villages: Pewsey, Marlborough, Avebury, Devizes, Lacock, Salisbury
World Heritage Site: Stonehenge and Avebury

Pewsey Vale
Part of the North Wessex Downs AONB, Woodborough is a pretty Wiltshire village in the gorgeous Pewsey Vale. It's a great location from which to explore World Heritage Sites and well-heeled market towns, glorious countryside and white horses.

Members of the team here at PictureTheUK lived in Woodborough for seven years. It's a wonderful place. Highlights include its internationally important prehistory and fine downland walking.

Local attractions
Avebury, a short distance to the north of Woodborough, is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the designation is shared with Stonehenge World Heritage Site which is about thirty minutes by car to the south). Close by are Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow, The Sanctuary and The Avenue Standing Stones. We'd recommend walking (or mountain biking) The Ridgeway National Trail and Wansdyke. The views down to Silbury Hill via the latter are superb. The area is also home to many hill forts. Try Barbury Castle and Old Sarum.

For Wiltshire White Horses, Alton Barnes White Horse is close to Woodborough. Visit also Pewsey White Horse, Cherhill White Horse and Marlborough White Horse. Westbury White Horse is the most dramatic and visible from the trains that run between London and the South West.

The Kennet and Avon Canal runs close to Woodborough. Walk its banks and visit Caen Hill Locks and Kennet and Avon Canal Museum. We'd also recommend a walk to Woodborough Hill. In the middle of Pewsey Vale, the views are big and sublime.

Towns and villages
Marlborough, a pretty and well-heeled market town is well worth visiting. Walk Savernake Forest when you're there. Head to Devizes, too. The quirky Wiltshire Heritage Museum is one of the best local museums we've visited in the South West.

For villages, try Avebury and Lacock.

Further afield
Swindon is about half an hour's drive to the north and Salisbury the same drive time to the south. Both Swindon (yes) and Salisbury are well worth a day trip. STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway and Lydiard Park are superb, Salisbury Cathedral is a UK must.

Stonehenge, and especially Stonehenge Down, are good. Totnes Castle and Malmesbury Abbey House Gardens are a treat.

Within an easy day trip are Bath and the south of the Cotswolds. Visit Bradford-on-Avon for its magnificent Saxon church alone.

Last, if you're in the Woodborough area for any period of time, we'd also suggest a long-ish day trip to the New Forest National Park which is south and south west of Salisbury.


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Woodborough St Mary Magdalene Church

Located in Woodborough, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Priests appointed to the parish in the reign of Richard I at end of the twelfth century. Likely that at least two churches have occupied the site of the present building. Looks out upon Pewsey Downs National Nature Reser...

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Woodborough Hill

Located in Woodborough, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 1.1 miles away.

Located in the middle of Pewsey Vale, a short detour from the Kennet and Avon Canal, Woodborough Hill offers superb views of this area of the North Wessex Downs AONB including the Alton Barnes White Horse. To walk the hi...

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Alton Barnes St Mary's Church

Located in Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 1.3 miles away.

A very small church with Saxon foundations and proportions. Much rebuilt in the eighteenth century. Located in the Pewsey Vale. Close to Alton Barnes White Horse cut in 1812. Georgian panelling and pews...

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Approximately 5.9 miles away.

Rates: 19 - 55 Per Night

At Travelodge, we provide the essentials for a comfortable night's sleep whether you're on the road for business, enjoying a city break with friends or family or you just need a bed for the night....

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Ivy House, Marlborough
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Approximately 7.4 miles away.

Total Rooms: 28; Rates: 45 - 80 Per Night

On the High Street, in the heart of the market town of Marlborough in Wiltshire, this beautifully preserved Georgian building offers free parking, great food and charming individually decorated rooms...

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Castle And Ball, Wiltshire
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Approximately 7.5 miles away.

Total Rooms: 34; Rates: 50 - 159 Per Night

Rich in historic character and traditional charm, the Castle and Ball is situated in the centre of Britaina s widest high street, on a site that has occupied an inn since the 15th century...

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