Wiltshire Tourist Guide

Bed and Breakfast in Devizes - Wiltshire

Business or tourist bed and breakfast in Devizes is mostly pub and hotel but private or farmstay outside. Canalside cycling or walking is available nearby.

The town retains some the most interesting and historic networks of medieval streets in England as well as later Georgian building.

B&B; & Accommodation Devizes

This thriving town is a living history with over 500 preserved and listed buildings. Cobbled streets and courtyards in the town centre are lined with small retailers and cafes.

There is a weekly market in the Shambles on Thursdays and amongst the many family attractions is the Visitor Centre at the historic Wadworths Brewery whose working Shire horses are still being used around the town today. Also near the town centre is Devizes Wharf on the Kennet and Avon canal, ideal for peaceful and relaxed canal side walking and cycling. The wharf is alive with activity during the summer season and well worth visiting is The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust museum. The museum relates the history of the canal from its construction in the early 18th century and its heyday through the years of decline and decay to its re-opening in 1990.

10 minutes walking from the wharge will take you to the spectacular Caen Hill flight of 29 locks.

There are many attractions in the town such as the annual Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon at Easter and the renowned Devizes Carnival in August. There is no better way to explore the history of Wiltshire than by visiting the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Silver Street.

The choice of bed and breakfast in Devizes is mainly hotels and inns within the centre itself. One such is The Bear Hotel which overlooks the busy marketplace at the heart of the town centre.

The Bear Hotel in the Market Square has been a prominent hostelry for many centuriesthe first written record being of a licence granted in 1559 but a hostelry existed on this site long before that.

Other B&B; accommodation in Devizes is to be found on the outskirts of the town and in villages or farmstay in the more rural locations.

If you are looking for 5-star luxury Gold B&B; accommodation near Devizes why not visit Summerhayes at the village of Littleton Panel. Whether on business, visiting family or touring the area you can be sure of a warm welcome from Tony and Rosemary who offer two luxuriously appointed bedrooms. Summerhayes is set in large gardens where you can take a dip in the outdoor hot tub or relax in the sauna.

Sue Melvin at Southdown Bed and Breakfast offers you 4 star luxury accommodation in a rural hamlet at Roundway (close to the site of the famous English Civil War battle of 1643) just outside Devizes and close to the Kennet and Avon Canal. Open all year round you will have a comfortable room, use of the hot tub, great breakfasts, optional packed lunches and occasional evening meals. Sue specialises in walking tours and also offers independent walkers advice and maps which she will lend to you.

There are of course a wide choice of farmstays in the Wiltshire Area for you to choose from.
Bed and Breakfast in Devizes