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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.



Calstone And Cherhill Downs FREE

National Trust - Far-reaching views of rolling valleys and hills.
South of Cherhill village
near Calne
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.
SN11 0LZ


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
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”



Calne Heritage Centre FREE

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



Atwell Wilson Motor

Motor Museum.
Stockley Rd
SN11 0NF




Smallgrain Picnic Site FREE

There are plenty of interesting walks from here with splendid views of the downs and surrounding countryside.
near Bishops Cannings
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
SN11 8RU



Court Gallery

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




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
SN10 2LP


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