Visiting Calne?

One of the oldest market towns in Wiltshire, Calne is located in the southwest of England, approximately two hours' drive west of London and one hour east of Bristol. Discover more about the town in this section of the website.

Calne has approximately 13,000 residents, many of whom are attracted by the beautiful surrounding Wiltshire countryside and the town's close proximity to larger centres such as Bristol and Swindon, which are easily commutable.

In addition, the town features a large, modern library, a heritage centre, leisure centres, shops, restaurants and tea rooms.

Calne lies in the heart of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside and is surrounded by a variety of attractions. Some two miles west lies the Marquis of Lansdowne's estate, Bowood, which is open to the public. Visitors can explore Bowood House and its gardens, which were designed by the famous Capability Brown. Younger visitors will love enjoy playing in the adventure playground.

To the east of the town there are several historical places that can be visited for free, including the White Horse at Cherhill, carved into the chalk hillside with a challenging footpath to its top, and ancient monuments such as West Kennet Long Barrow, Silbury Hill and the Avebury Stone Circle.

Links to sites with useful information

Calne's entry in Wikipedia -

Calne Town website, which includes a helpful What's On guide -

What's On in Wiltshire is also a really helpful site.

If you are visiting Calne during May, don't miss the annual duck race. In December, the famous lantern parade is a must!

Calne Christmas Lights

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