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North WiltshireDevizes

Devizes, the name meaning "on the boundary", as the town was once on the boundary of three manors.

A small town, but with nice buildings, that once had a castle which was demolished in the Civil War, the present one ins 19th century.

St John's church was built for the castle in about 1120, and has an impressive tower, the town has another church, St Mary's. Both have Norman structures.

Timbered buildings can be seen in St Johns Alley, they date from 1500, as well as the Georgian buildings in the town.

There is a market cross with an inscription about Ruth Pierce, a local woman who died suddenly after cheating in the market.

A big attraction at Devizes is the Kennet and Avon Canal which passes the town, and its famous 29 locks built by Rennie, one of the largest flights in the country.

There is a tourist information centre in the town.

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Devizes Tourist Attractions

Kennet and Avon Canal, walk along the towpath to see one of the longest stretch of locks in the country, 29 locks and visit the The Wharf, the canal visitor centre and museum, or take a trip on the canal.  Tel: 01380 729489 Admission Charge
Devizes Museum, Long Street, local history of the area, finds from the Iron Age, and an art gallery. Tel: 01390 727369  Admission Charge
Broadleas Gardens, 1 mile south on A360, 10 acres of gardens featuring a steep valley. More On The Gardens
Bishops Canning, north off A361, nice small village with a church , worth a quick stop.

Where To Stay in Devizes

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The Bear Hotel The Market Place Devizes SN10 1HS  MAP
Located in Devizesí town centre, The Bear is within 200 metres of shops and restaurants. Locally sourced produce is served in both the relaxed Bear Grills Bistro and in the 2 AA rosette awarded Lambtons restaurant.


Black Swan Hotel 25-26 Market Place Devizes SN10 1JQ  MAP
With free parking, free Wi-Fi, home cooked food and well equipped bedrooms, this 17th Century Coaching Inn is located in the heart of the historic market town of Devizes. The bedrooms at Black Swan Hotel have carpeted floors, a desk and a wardrobe.


Guest Houses Bed & Breakfasts Inns and Other Hotels

The Green Dragon 26/28 High Street Market Lavington near Devizes SN10 4AG  MAP
On the edge of Salisbury plain, this 17th-century pub provides bed and breakfast accommodation with free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. Stonehenge is less than 30 minutesí drive away, and Bath is less than an hour away by car.

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Avalon Lodge Bed and Breakfast Devizes Road Rowde Devizes SN10 2LU  MAP
Avalon Lodge Bed and Breakfast is located in Devizes. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Rooms here will provide you with a tv, a minibar and an ipod dock. Complete with a refrigerator, the dining area also has an electric kettle.

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Bell Inn 57 High Street Great Cheverell near Devizes SN10 5TH  MAP
With free Wi-Fi and free parking on site, this traditional English pub offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Great Cheverell. Salisbury and Bath are around 20 miles away.

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Holiday Cottages

The Pottery Urchfont near Devizes SN10 4RA Tel: 01244 357717  MAP
The Pottery is a single-storey, detached cottage in the Wiltshire village of Urchfont near Devizes. This cottage sleeps two people in one double bedroom....
Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets allowed. Changeover Day: Sat Price Guide: £224 - £418 a week.

Phone Bookings & Enquiries: 01244 357717
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Days Out in and around Devizes

If you are here Bath is a must, or take the A361 north to Avebury and West Kennett on the way to Marlborough.

Towns near Devizes To Visit - straight line distance:

Melksham Tourist Information (6.40 miles) Chippenham Tourist Information (9.17 miles) Trowbridge Tourist Information (9.55 miles) Westbury Tourist Information (10.26 miles)

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