A small town, but with nice buildings, that once had a castle which was demolished in the Civil War, the present one here is 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 and both have Norman structures.
Timbered buildings can be seen in St Johns Alley that date from 1500, as well as the Georgian buildings in the town.
Devizes has 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.
Broadleas Gardens 6 acres of gardens featuring a steep valley.
Bowood House 5.6 miles An 18th century house with acres of parkland and gardens.
Lacock Abbey 6.8 miles A country house which also has the Fox Talbot museum.
Lacock Village 7.1 miles Visit this popular village owned by the National Trust.
Wiltshire Museum Discover the history of the area and see finds from Stonehenge.
Alexander Keiller Museum 7.9 miles Find out more about Avebury in this museum founded by Alexander Keiller.
Kennet and Avon Canal Ideal for canal walks and a visit to the small museum here.
Bishop's Canning A nice small village with a church which is worth a quick stop or for a longer canal-side walk.
Oldbury Hillfort and Cherhill White Horse 5.7 miles See the white horse and walk around this ancient Iron Age fort.
Silbury Hill 7.3 miles Visit the largest largest man made mound in Europe, created in prehistoric times.
If you are here, Bath is a must see, or take the A361 north to Avebury and West Kennett on the way to Marlborough.
Towns Near Devizes To Visit - straight line distance:Melksham (6.40 miles) Chippenham (9.17 miles) Trowbridge (9.55 miles) Westbury (10.26 miles)