Wiltshire Tourist Guide

Accommodation in Devizes - Wiltshire

Holiday or business accommodation in Devizes is mostly private residence and farmstay outside but inn or hotel within the historical medieval town centre.

Retaining some of the most interesting and historic networks of medieval streets in England this thriving Wiltshire town is a living history with over 500 preserved and listed buildings. The cobbled streets and courtyards are lined with small retailers and cafes.

Accommodation Devizes

There are weekly markets in the Shambles on Thursdays and a host of other events such as the very popular annual Devizes to Westminster Canoe race at Easter and the annual August Bank Holiday Devizes Carnival Week, ideal entertainment for the family with events being held all over the town culminating in the Carnival Parade.

There are many visitor family and historic attractions within this Wiltshire market town. The Kennet and Avon Canal passing the town at the Devizes Wharf makes the focus for a busy and interesting scene in the summer season.

A ten minute canal side walk westwards along the towpath takes you to the unique and spectacular flight of 29 locks at Caen Hill. You can walk or cycle the entire length of the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath in either direction.

The Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Silver Street is recognised as one of the finest of its type in the country. Also well worth visiting is the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust museum at Devizes Wharf and the Visitor Centre at Wadworths Brewery where Shire horses can be seen regularly leaving on their rounds around the town.

Choices of accommodation within the centre are mainly old established inns and hotels such as The Bear Hotel overlooking the busy market place at the heart of the town.

The Bear Hotel has been a prominent hostelry for many centuries and the first written record was a licence granted in 1559 but a hostelry existed on this site long before that.

Other accommodation in Devizes is to be found on the outskirts of the town and in the surrounding villages including self catering accommodation, holiday cottages camping and farmstay.

A few minutes from Devizes in the village of Echilhampton TIchborne's Farm offers 4 star holiday cottage accommodation. Other quality self catering accommodation close to the Kennet and Avon Canal on the outskirts of the town is The Stables

If you are looking for 5 star luxury Gold B&B; accommodation near Devizes look no further than Summerhayes in Littleton Panel where Tony and Rosemary offer two luxuriously appointed bedrooms and an award winning breakfast.

Sue Melvin of Southdown B&B; , at Roundway (close to the site of a major English Civil War battle in 1643) offers 4 star accommodation just outside Devizes which is only a short walk to the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal. Sue offers guided walking tours but will willingly help you with her detailed knowledge and maps of the local area.

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Accommodation in Devizes