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Things to do in Calne

One of the oldest market towns in Wiltshire established by Wessex Kings. Don't be bored in Calne when there is so much to do. We've got plenty of suggestions and great ideas for your leisure time.

Wiltshire town with Anglo Saxon origins and a history in the textile industry and food processing. Grown rapidly in recent years with modern industry at Porte Marsh Industrial Estate and much new housing.

Known for...   River Marden, Wilts & Berks Canal, wool industry, Harris pork factory and Porte Marsh Industrial Estate


Did you know...

  • St. Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury met in AD 978 in Calne with the Witenagemot in order to justify his controversial Church reforms.
  • Calne was a successful woollen textile town in the 18th century and many Georgian merchants houses still exist around The Green.
  • Calne was home to the Harris pork processing factory until the early-1980s.



 

  Attractions

Calstone And Cherhill Downs FREE

National Trust - Far-reaching views of rolling valleys and hills.
South of Cherhill village
near Calne
Wiltshire
SN11 8XW

Recommended by Keith, Wiltshire
“It's a steep climb to the top but the views from the Lansdowne Monument across the Wiltshire Downs are well worth it. Good dog walking country...”

 

Bowood House

Magnificent stately home, landscaped gardens and children's adventure playground.
Calne
Wiltshire
SN11 0LZ

01249812102

Recommended by Mikey & Tom, Chippenham
“Brilliant treetop adventure playground and indoor soft play for kids of all sizes. Fun for all the family.”

 
 

  Children's Activities

Bowood Adventure Playground And Soft Play Palace

Concealed within hundred acres of pleasure gardens is one of the most exciting and famous Adventure Playgrounds in the south west.
Bowood Estate
Calne
Wiltshire
SN11 0LZ

Recommended by Tara Bridges, Melksham
“Get a season ticket and make the most of this great place to keep the kids entertained and for family picnics”

 
 

  Museums

Calne Heritage Centre FREE

Tells the story of Calne and its surrounding areas.
The Carnegie Building
New Road
Calne
SN11 0SQ

01249815305

 

Atwell Wilson Motor

Motor Museum.
Downside
Stockley Rd
Calne
SN11 0NF

01249813119

 
 

  Parks

Smallgrain Picnic Site FREE

There are plenty of interesting walks from here with splendid views of the downs and surrounding countryside.
near Bishops Cannings
Calne
SN10 2LP

Recommended by M Fletcher, Wiltshire

 

Morgans Hill FREE

If you walk up on Morgan’s Hill between Devizes and Calne you will enjoy incredible views of Cherhill Down and Lansdowne Monument.
car park at Smallgrain picnic site
Bishops Canning
SN10 2LP

 

Penn Wood FREE

Walk this new nature reserve on Calne’s doorstep and enjoy stunning views to Cherhill Monument and Morgan’s Hill.
High Penn
Calne
Wiltshire
SN11 8RU

 
 

  Galleries

Court Gallery

High quality framing and fine art service.
6 London Road
Calne
SN11 0JA

01249812924

 
 

  Golf

North Wilts Golf Club

Stunning scenery, a warm welcome and a course that in recent years, has hosted a number of National and Regional competitions.
Bishops Cannings
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 2LP

 

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