Wootton Bassett or Royal Wootton Bassett it is located just a couple of miles away from the M4, it has a lovely high street. It regularly hosts a market in the high street however a lot of the shops are well worth a visit the staff are always friendly and enthusiastic to help. You cannot help but notice the 17th Century Town Hall, which is built on 15 pillars.
Wootton Bassett’s Jubilee Lake is a great place to visit, first off you park your car in the car park and then walk down through a wooded area, there is a small children’s park, picnic area Nature Reserve, when you stand on one of the hills and look down it is amazing the size of the fish in the lake.
Wootton Bassett also has a very large golf course as well, set in two hundred and forty Acres of rolling Wiltshire countryside.
You also have Lydiard House and Park, which has a very large lake, manor house ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke, the council, has recently opened up the walled garden. The park also hosts many events during the summer months.
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Lechlade is a great place to visit during the summer.
You can enjoy a drink near by the river at the Riverside at Lechlade you can hire boats from the pub which are moored alongside the pub.
We enjoy going to the Trout Inn Lechlade and attending one of their jazz nights, having a meal or just walking along by the weir looking at the boats on the river. You can hire boats from the pub as well.
Lechlade also has a Christmas shop that is open all year round; the shop is located in the high street along with lots of little quaint antique shops.
You can park your car near the river and walk over the 18th Century Ha’penny bridge with it’s little toll bridge which is no longer in use.
If you like fishing you might enjoy visiting the Lechlade Trout Fishery.
Avebury Stones is a great place to visit especially during the Summer Solstice, the National Trust has taken ownership of Avebury Manor. When you park your car in the National Trust car park you can walk through and grab a ice cream from the ice cream van parked in the car park. It is very nice visiting the Manor House and walking along the country lanes after visiting the manicured gardens at Avebury Manor. Why not go for a drink at the haunted Red Lion pub.