What to do and where to eat near All Saints Cottage
Eating out in the local Wiltshire area:
Strawberry Fields Tea Room and Bistro,
at the Garden Centre – 0.4 miles
Sticks & Stones, at the Garden Centre – 0.4 miles
Seven Stars Inn, Bottlesford – 0.5 miles
Honeystreet Mill Café, Honeystreet – 2.3 miles
The Golden Swan Pub, Wilcot – 2.9 miles
The Millstream, Marden – 3.1 miles
Tale Of Spice (Indian restaurant & takeaway), Pewsey – 3.7 miles
Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury (1 Michelin Star) – 6.2 miles
Rick Stein, Marlborough – 9.4 miles
within 15 minutes drive…
Pewsey: the nearest large village to All Saints Cottage boasts a train station, supermarket, cashpoints, post office, Chinese and Indian takeaway, garage, bakery, chemist, doctor’s surgery, dental surgery, florist, newsagent, and several public houses. King Alfred, whose statue stands in the centre of the village, once owned Pewsey.
Crop circles: they literally crop up during the summer!
Marlborough: a lovely market town with great shops and the second widest High Street in England.
Devizes: another pretty market town which is home to Wadworths Brewery, who offer guided tours. There is also the Wiltshire Museum, which has the best Bronze Age Collection in Britain.
Avebury: a quaint village with one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe. Avebury Manor and Garden are owned by the National Trust.
Silbury Hill: the largest man-made mound in Europe, it compares in height and volume to the roughly contemporary Egyptian pyramids. Pop into the West Kennet Long Barrow at the same time, a Neolithic burial chamber!
Kennet and Avon Canal: visit the Crofton Beam Engine, the amazing engineering of the Caen Hill Locks or the information centre at the Pewsey Wharf.
Greatwood: a yard and charity for retired racehorses.
Wansdyke: a Roman and Saxon defensive earthworks running from Somerset to Marlborough.
Ridgeway: an ancient 87 mile chalk ridge route starting at Overton Hill.
Pewsey Vale: outstanding countryside between Salisbury Plain and the Marlborough Downs with White Horses cut in the downland chalk at Pewsey, Alton Barnes and Cherhill.
Savernake Forest: large area of ancient woodland, very easy to get lost in it!
West Woods: famous for bluebells in the spring just outside Marlborough.
within 30 minutes drive…
Stonehenge: one of the most famous sites in the world, a Neolithic / early Bronze Age stone circle (1800 – 1400 BC).
Wilton House: the stately home of the Earl of Pembroke full of Rembrandts and Van Dycks, with gardens designed by Capability Brown.
Salisbury: medieval city of great historical and cultural interest, with the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral.
Lacock Abbey and Village: the birthplace of photography, owned by the National Trust, used in lots of films (Harry Potter) and TV programmes (Cranford).
Hungerford: small Georgian market town noted for its antique shops.
Beautiful villages of the Wylye Valley and the Woodford Valley where you can visit Heale House Gardens famous for its spring snowdrop “extravaganza”.
Army Air Corps Museum at Middle Wallop.
Bowood Estate: home of the Marquis of Landsdowne with various visitor attractions including a golf course and Rhododendron Walks.
The Hawk Conservancy: with over 150 birds of prey.
within 60 minutes drive…
Bath: the magical Georgian city with the Roman baths, Abbey, Assembly Rooms and excellent shops and restaurants – well worth a trip!
Cotswolds: explore the Cotswolds starting at the beautiful village of Burford, taking in Stow on the Wold and Broadway.
Winchester: the ancient city with magnificent Cathedral and good shops and restaurants.
Longleat House: Elizabethan stately home of the Marquis of Bath with the famous Longleat Safari Park – drive through the park with monkeys sitting on your roof and lions looking at you.
Stourhead: a Palladian House with world-renowned gardens.
Westonbirt Arboretum: the National Arboretum, one of the most spectacular tree collections in the world, famous for its massed banks of spring flowering shrubs and autumnal colours.