Malmesbury Abbey. The current Abbey building dates back to the 12th century and is built on a site of worship used from the 7th century.
The beautiful villages of Lacock and Castle Combe are nearby. Owned by the National Trust, Lacockincludes the famous Abbey and Fox Talbot museum. Castle Combe has been called the prettiest village in England.
The stately homes of Bowood, Longleat and Chavenage are also within easy reach. Bowood and Longleat are wonderful days out for all the family with their adventure playground and safari park attractions.
Local sporting events include Badminton and Gatcombe Horse trials as well as the famous Cheltenham Festival. For those preferring four wheels to four legs, Castle Combe racing circuit is close by. There is also an excellent 18 hole golf course at Bowood.