Towns Cities & Shopping

Whether you are after individual specialist shops such as Joan Pressley's Hat Shop, whose customers often travel 100 of miles for something to wow them all at Badminton or on that Wedding Day, or you like wandering around markets or are in need of serious retail therapy and discount shopping, there is something for you.

Devizes >>

In addition to over five hundred listed buildings in the town, Devizes has managed to retain a lot of individual shops, has a traditional market on Thursdays and Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month. There are excellent butchers, book and dress shops, a variety of restaurants and other delights to discover.

Lacock >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 15 minutes)

Lacock is one of the country's best-preserved villages. It has magnificent Medieval buildings in a peaceful setting. Used so often for films, it has no overhead cables, TV aerials or yellow lines to spoil your photographs!

Chippenham >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 20 minutes)

Chippenham is a historical riverside market town, the largest in North Wiltshire with markets on Fridays and Saturdays.

Trowbridge >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 25 minutes)

Trowbridge is a historic town crammed with attractive stone buildings. It originated as a settlement along the Biss and flourished from the wool and weaving trades and from these periods there remain many magnificent merchant houses

Bradford on Avon >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 25 minutes)

Bradford on Avon has some magnificent buildings within a beautiful river-side and canal setting. There are narrow streets and specialist shops to explore. The pace is slow and relaxed.

Marlborough >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 25 minutes)

Marlborough is a very picturesque market town with great shopping and good places to eat. There is a market in the High Street every Wednesday and Saturday.

Castle Combe >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 30 minutes)

Awarded the title of 'Most Picturesque Village' by British Heritage, Castle Combe is the quintessential chocolate-box village set in a beautiful countryside setting. The drive into the village is breath-taking at any time of year.

Bath >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 40 minutes)

Bath is a World Heritage City bursting with magnificent Georgian buildings and Roman remains. It is small and compact, making it easy for sight-seeing.

Malmesbury >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 40 minutes)

Malmesbury is called the "Queen of Hilltop Towns" being England's oldest borough with a rich history over 1000 years. Set on a hill, circled by the River Avon, the skyline is dominated by the imposing Norman Abbey.

Swindon Outlet Centre >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 40 minutes)

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet with over 90 stores, offer something for everyone ranging from iconic fashion brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, L K Bennett, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss to athletic labels, like Nike and high-street favourites, like Superdry and Fossil.

Salisbury >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 50 minutes)

Salisbury is a traditional English cathedral city (UK?s tallest cathedral tower) with medieval roots mixed with the vitality of modern life. The city boasts five rivers running through the town - Nadder, Ebble, Wylye, Bourne and Avon and is home to the world?s oldest working clock.

Kilver Court Designer Village Shepton Mallet >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 55 minutes)

Kilver court designer village offers an eclectic mix of designer outlets set in the beautiful surroundings of a lovingly restored mill complex and gardens. 

Mulberry Factory Shop Shepton Mallet >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 55 minutes)

Mulberry?s history is steeped in luxury leather craftsmanship. Nestled among the rural towns and rolling fields of Somerset, Mulberry has built a reputation for balancing creativity and modernity with the traditions of leather craft and manufacture to inspire and delight customers across the world

Wells >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 1 hour)

Visit the City of Wells in Somerset with its historic centre,  the magnificent cathedral, and the unique moated Bishop's Palace. It?s the UK?s smallest city with its magnificent Cathedral and also the location for the film Hot Fuzz starring Simon Pegg.

Bristol >>

(Time from Avalon Lodge 1 hour)

Boasts theatres, shopping centres,  The SS Great Britain, @ Bristol science museum, art galleries, numerous festivals and many more attractions.

Clark's Village Outlet Shopping

(Time from Avalon Lodge 1 hour 15 mins)

Slightly further afield but well worth the effort if shopping is what you're after, Clarks Village outlet shopping offers prices that are up to 60% off the RRP, as well as additional seasonal promotions and special offers every day.

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