Places to Visit
Local Attractions, Places To Visit Come Rain or Shine
" Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover." Mark Twain
Come rain or shine and whatever your interest you'll probably find that you could easily double or treble your time at Avalon Lodge. Did you know that the world's second best heritage site is on our doorstep? Avebury was given that vote by travel experts and reported in " Which?" magazine. We were so overwhelmed by what the area had to offer we moved from Shropshire to live here!
We are within walking distance of the picturesque, market town of Devizes, yet a million miles from the hustle and bustle of busy everyday life. Avalon Lodge is the perfect centre from which to explore the delights of Wiltshire and Somerset and the perfect place to rest, relax and unwind.
The area offers ideal opportunities for walking, cycling, bird watching and photography or just relaxing, taking in the glorious scenery, enjoying the numerous National Trust and English Heritage sites. The mysterious and puzzling corn circles attract many visitors as well as those exploring the enigmatic and different energies this unique area affords.
Whilst if you like more high octane activities like paragliding, tank driving, motor racing and ballooning these are also accessible nearby.
When you come to Wiltshire there are no crowds, no hassle, and no pressure. You enter a gentle heartland where the scenery is spectacular, the roads are quiet and the vibrant towns welcome you with open arms. At the same time, you have the benefit of being within easy reach of busy, beautiful and interesting towns like Bath, Bristol, Salisbury and Marlborough, even Oxford or the shopping delights of the Kilver Court Designer Village, Swindon Outlet Centre and the Mulberry Factory Shop.
There are so many ways to enjoy this beautiful area that to help you plan your visit and identify what you'd like to do we have produced a list of over 100 attractions in various categories. Not only that but we have also checked how long it should take to get to each so you can plan your days out with more confidence. What chance do you reckon of being bored!:
- National Trust Properties
- Gardens &Parks
- Churches &Heritage
- For the Adventurous
- Towns, Cities &Shopping
- Animals &Wildlife
- Festivals &Events
- Places To Eat
Whatever you enjoy we carry an extensive range of tourist leaflets as well as maps and guide books and are happy to give you any help or guidance you want on places to visit.
Or instead of all that activity, maybe you just need to come to relax and have some time for yourself? When did you last sit and watch a sunset? It's a serious question. When did you last sit for an hour and gaze at the sun as it set and watched as the golden orb sloooowly sank beneath the horizon?
Come and experience your own sunsets, and sunrises at Avalon Lodge.