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Calne St Mary The Virgin Church

Located in Calne, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Built on the site of a fomer Saxon Minster. Calne St Mary The Virgin is predominantly a Perpendicular Church. In 1996, the Parish celebrated the 750th anniversary of St. Edmund, a former Vicar of Calne, who became Archbi...

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Bowood House and Gardens

Located in Calne, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 1.6 miles away.

A stunning example of a Georgian country house and gardens. Set in 2000 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown. A lake, grotto, pinetum and miles of walks. In 2007, divers found the remains of two cottages in the...

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Cherhill Monument

Located in Cherhill, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 3.1 miles away.

A short distance east of Calne on the western edge of the North Wessex Downs AONB offering panoramic views of Wiltshire. Lansdowne Monument is 125 feet (38 metres) high. Built on the Cherhill Downs next to the Cherhill W...

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Cherhill White Horse

Located in Cherhill, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 3.2 miles away.

First cut in 1780 under the direction of the 'mad doctor' Alsop of Calne who used a megaphone to relay his orders. Cherhill White Horse is sited under the ancient hill fort of Oldbury Castle . It's on the western border...

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Oldbury Castle

Located in Cherhill, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 3.2 miles away.

An iron age hill fort on the western edge of the North Wessex Downs AONB offering panoramic views of Wiltshire. Oldbury Castle is located above Cherhill White Horse and next to Cherhill Monument. The hill fort covers abo...

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Bishop's Cannings St Mary The Virgin Church

Located in Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 4.7 miles away.

Begun in the twelfth century. Possibly on the site of a former Saxon church. Bishop's Cannings St Mary The Virgin Church has a 135 feet spire reminiscent of Salisbury Cathedral. Inside, the most unusual feature is a piec...

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Roundway Down, Battle of

Located in Devizes, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 4.7 miles away.

Fought on the Downs above the market town of Devizes, the Battle of Roundway Down took place on July 13, 1643, during the English Civil War. The Royalists heavily defeated the Parliamentarians. Lord Wilmot (father to the...

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Chippenham St Andrew's Church

Located in Chippenham, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.0 miles away.

In the centre of Chippenham and believed to have been built on the site of a Saxon church. Spire dates from the early seventeenth century. Restored, along with many English churches, in the nineteenth century...

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Yelde Hall

Located in Chippenham, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.0 miles away.

Timber framed, medieval building in the centre of Chippenham. The 'Guildhall of the Borough of Chippenham for some 500 years'. Once housed Chippenham Museum but now a Tourist Information Centre...

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Buttercross in Chippenham

Located in Chippenham, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.1 miles away.

Meat and dairy products sold here from the late sixteenth century. The Buttercross was at the centre of the 'Shambles', an open-air slaughterhouse and meat market...

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Lacock Abbey

Located in Lacock, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.1 miles away.

Used in the films Harry Potter, Emma, Pride and Prejudice and Moll Flanders. Medieval cloistered Abbey founded in the thirteenth century. The Fox Talbot Museum explores the life and work of a pioneer of photography. The...

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Lacock St Cyriac's Church

Located in Lacock, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.2 miles away.

Current building dates mainly from the fifteenth century. Built on the site of an older Norman church. Spire added in sixteenth century. Restored, along with many churches in the UK, in the Victorian era. Look out for th...

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Fox Talbot Museum

Located in Lacock, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.3 miles away.

Born at Lacock, William Fox Talbot was a pioneering photographer in the nineteenth century. Fox Talbot discovered the negative/positive photographic process. The museum explores his life and work. Located by the entrance...

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Lacock Tithe Barn and Lock Up

Located in Lacock, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.3 miles away.

Fourteenth century tithe barn. Used to store 'tithes' or ten per cent of a farmer's produce that was given over to the Church. Attached to the barn is a lock up or jail...

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The Western Arches

Located in Chippenham, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.3 miles away.

Designed by I.K.Brunel as part of the Great Western Railway which connected the South West with London Paddington. Built in 1841 and widened in 1848. Sited a few minutes away from the centre of Chippenham...

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Kennet and Avon Canal at Devizes, Wiltshire

Located in South West England, England

Approximately 5.5 miles away.

Canal built to connect Bristol City to Reading (and via Reading up the River Thames to London). The world's steepest flight of locks at Caen Hill are part of the Kennet and Avon Canal. Canal linking the River Avon (Glouc...

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Kennet and Avon Canal Museum

Located in Devizes, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.5 miles away.

Excellent small museum exploring the history of the Kennet and Avon Canal. Takes visitor from the eighteenth century to the modern day. Describes how the canal was conceived, built, used. Outlines its decline with the co...

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Wadworth Brewery and Visitor Centre

Located in Devizes, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.6 miles away.

Located in the historic market town of Devizes in Wiltshire. Wadworth Brewery was founded in 1875. Every day shire horses and dray men deliver casks to local pubs. The brewery also boasts its own cooper, one of only eigh...

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Devizes Market Cross and Marketplace

Located in Devizes, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.7 miles away.

Devizes Marketplace is the largest in the west of England. Formed from the outer bailey of Devizes Castle (now a private residence). It contains the Market Cross, built in 1814 by a former Prime Minister and on its east...

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Caen Hill Locks

Located in Devizes, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.8 miles away.

The world's steepest flight of locks. Part of the Kennet and Avon Canal by Devizes. Owing to the steepness of the land along this strecth of the Kennet and Avon Canal, the engineer John Rennie was unable to use standard...

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