Chippenham is a city located in Wiltshire. London is about 100 miles away and Bath is about 11 miles away. It is a city featuring gorgeous scenery and lots of fun activities for all. If you are planning a trip to Chippenham to enjoy your next holiday, there is so much you can do to fill your day.
Close to Chippenham is the Abbey House Gardens. This is a garden which is open to the public and covers an area of 5 acres. Throughout all the seasons the gardens are designed to look their best and they have been known to attract visitors from all over the world.
One of Britain’s famous stone circles at Avebury is within easy reach of Chippenham. In addition to the stone circle, visitors can take a trip to Avebury Manor and the Alexander Keiller Museum. Spending the day here is a great way to experience traditional country life and enjoying a drink in the pub at lunchtime is ideal for meeting the locals.
Historic homes are plentiful in this part of the country and Bowood House and Gardens is just one of them. This is an 18th century house which is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Children in particular will love a day out here as there are play areas for them and these include rope walks at a high level. An alternative is Corsham Court, a stately home which is privately owned and which has a great collection of paintings.
To find out more about the heritage of this region, the Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre has focused on the town itself and it is a great place to find out more about the links to famous people such as Alfred the Great and Brunel. As it is free to get in this is a low-cost day out for all the family. The nearby village of Lacock is home to the Museum of Photography and this is a popular tourist attraction, although many people just come to the village to see where TV series such as Pride and Prejudice and Cranford were made.
As you are close to some of the country’s best scenery in Chippenham, a trip to the Sheldon Manor Gardens may be in order. This is an old-fashioned rose garden and orchard with both formal and informal designs. There are guided tours for those who want to do more than just stroll around.
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