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Explore the English countryside in all its glory

Wiltshire has it all. From rolling hills and valleys, fields and hedgerows to historic market towns, picture perfect villages and soaring church spires - and more country pubs than you can shake a stick at.

Stonehenge

Believed to have been constructed anywhere between 3,000 and 2,000 B.C. although its use remains a mystery. It’s surrounded by the remains of many other structures as well as burial mounds and earthworks. Durrington Walls, believed to be where our Neolithic ancestors held feasts and rituals some 4,500 years ago, is also nearby.

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 12 miles

Avebury stone circle and village

A Unesco World Heritage Site, Avebury stone circle is the largest in the world and is approximately 4,500 years old. Avebury village is set amid rolling countryside with picture-perfect cottages, an Elizabethan Manor House, a medieval thatched barn and a great village pub. Close by is Silbury Hill, the largest man-made hill in Europe, built some 4,000 years ago. And beyond that, the West Kennet Long Barrow; a 6,000-year-old Neolithic tomb.

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 14 miles

Walking

Whether you want a gentle stroll or something more challenging, there’s an almost endless choice of walks including Salisbury Plain, the Wiltshire Cotswolds, the Wessex Downs and the Ridgeway, an important trade route that’s been in use for thousands of years. We can kit you out with maps and advice when you arrive.

Devizes

An historic market town. At its heart is an attractive market square, where a weekly market and regular farmers’ markets are still held. It’s home to many small, independent shops as well as a host of coffee shops, restaurants and pubs.

Wadworth’s brewery has been a big part of Devizes since 1875. And their famous shire horses still make daily deliveries around the town today. You can arrange a tour and sample their ales at their visitor centre - you’ll find the it at the northern end of Market Place.

Wiltshire Museum, just south of Market Place, is home to England’s best Bronze Age archaeology collection as well as a considerable amount of material excavated from Stonehenge and Avebury. More contemporary exhibits tell the story of Wiltshire and the history of Devizes itself.

Devizes holds a variety of events throughout the year, including the Festival of arts in June, the International Street Festival in late August, Devizes Carnival in early September, the Food and Drink Festival in July and the Christmas Festival held on the last Friday of November, complete with a beautiful parade of hundreds of lanterns.

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 5 miles

Wiltshire Gardens

Wiltshire is home to a number of landscaped gardens including Stourhead Gardens (which many consider the finest in England). There’s also Abbey House Garden in Malmesbury, Bowood House and Gardens near Chippenham, Iford Manor Garden near Bath, and Great Chalfield Manor & Garden and the Courts Garden in Holt, both near Melksham.

Marlborough

A vibrant market town with a long history, Marlborough high street is host to independent shops, well-known brands and plenty of places for eating and drinking. On Wednesdays and Saturdays there’s a market selling everything from fruit and veg to continental cheeses and rattan furniture. The Merchant's House, one of the finest 17th century middle-class homes in England is well worth a visit. Marlborough also claims to be the burial place of the wizard Merlin. (You’ll find Merlin’s mount in the grounds of Marlborough college.)

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 19 miles (the drive between Devizes and Marlborough offers some of Wiltshire’s most spectacular panoramic views)

Lacock Abbey and village

Untouched since the 18th century, Lacock village is in high demand with film and TV directors. (You might recognise it from the Harry Potter films, among others.) Lacock Abbey was built in the 13th century, dissolved in the 16th century, and later became the quirky country home of William Henry Fox Talbot, a British scientist and photography pioneer.

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 14 miles

Bath

A Unesco World Heritage Site, famous for its Roman Baths and Georgian architecture. As well as the Royal Crescent and the museum at No. 1, we’d recommend visiting the Thermae Bath Spa, an award winning natural spa. You can bathe in warm, mineral-rich waters just as the Romans did 2,000 years ago (albeit in more contemporary surroundings).

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 22 miles

Salisbury

Salisbury’s imposing cathedral is home to Britain’s tallest spire, Europe’s oldest working clock and the best-preserved of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta. Cathedral Close is a beautiful square with collection of buildings including the home of former British Prime Minister, Ted Heath. Nearby Salisbury Museum houses artefacts from the city’s long history plus archaeological finds from the surrounding countryside.

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 22 miles

a’Beckett’s Vineyard

Owned and run by Paul and Lynn Langham, a’Beckett’s has 10 acres of vines and 8 acres of orchards situated in a sheltered valley in the lee of Salisbury Plain to the rear of Littleton Lodge. Paul and Lynn make award-winning (and rather delicious) English wines, many of which are available at Littleton Lodge. Tours and tastings (with nibbles) can be arranged

Castle Combe

Sitting at the southerly edge of the Cotswolds, Castle Combe is widely referred to as England’s prettiest village and it's easy to see why. Castle Combe is also a popular back drop for films. Its credits include Doctor Doolittle with Rex Harrison and Anthony Newly, and more recently Stardust and War Horse. There are some great walking trails in the surrounding countryside, too.

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 23 miles

Old Sarum

Old Sarum is an Iron Age hill fort and was once a thriving town, with a history going back nearly 3,000 years. There’s little remaining masonry, but the earthworks are well preserved and you can see the remains of the original Salisbury cathedral and a Norman castle. Climb up the ramparts for stunning views across the Wiltshire plains.

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 20 miles

Caen Hill Locks and the Kennet and Avon Canal

A famous flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, between Rowde and Devizes. The best place to start your visit is Devizes Wharf and the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust Museum. You can also organise boat trips on the canal during the summer months.

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 6 miles

Corsham

A market town on the south-western edge of the Cotswolds, famed for its traditional buildings, 16th century Elizabethan stately home and peacocks roaming freely in its streets. Its other historic buildings include the 12th century St Bartholomew’s church, a 17th century schoolroom, and almshouses with many of their original furnishings.

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 15 miles

Bradford on Avon

A picturesque town on the edge of the Cotswolds facing the River Avon, complete with a 10th century Saxon church, medieval tithe barn and bridge, and plenty of cafes, shops and galleries.

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 16 miles

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park has been one of the UK’s best-loved attractions for over 60 years. It’s home to BBC Animal Park and has over 20 fabulous attractions, including Penguin Island, The Jungle Cruise, Monkey Temple and Longleat House, one of the most stunning stately homes in Britain.

Distance from Littleton Lodge: 18 miles