The historic City of Bath with its famous Roman Baths and Georgian architecture is world-renowned. There is archaeological evidence that occupation based around the hot springs on which the City of Bath is built, began at least 8,000 years ago. It now boasts an excellent array of attractions, restaurants and cafes, superb shopping and parks for visitors.
The picturesque town of Bradford on Avon grew up around 'broad ford' and the slopes of the river. The narrow roads are lined with grey buildings in mellowed Bath stone. The textile industry had been the backbone of the local economy for six centuries until its demise at the beginning of the last century.
The Thermae Spa in Bath is Britain's only natural spa, offering visitors a truly unique experience. It offers two natural thermal baths and an open-air rooftop pool overlooking the city, as well as a suite of treatment and steam rooms.
The famous Kennet and Avon Canal is only 3/4 mile away in the beautiful Limpley Stoke valley. It is ideal for cycling, walking, boating and fishing. It will take you either towards Bradford on Avon or Bath. There are two bike hire and boat hire outlets within 2 miles of Church Farm.
Home to the eccentric Lord Bath. The vast and green estate is also home to the world renowned Lions of Longleat in the safari park. A vast array of attractions make it a superb destination for all the family.
This ancient monument of huge stones standing in solitary splendour on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire has captured imaginations for centuries. Theories about who built Stonehenge have included the Druids, Greeks, Phoenicians, and Atlanteans. Speculation on the reasons why it was built ranges from human sacrifice to astronomy.
Head north for the perfect 'picture book' Cotswold village of Castle Combe made famous as the location for the films 'Dr. Dolittle' and 'War Horse'.
A Royal Manor in the days of the Saxon Kings and currently home to Lord Methuen, Corsham Court, with its peacocks, attracts many visitors all year.
Salisbury has Britain's finest medieval cathedral and boasts England's tallest (123m) spire. It also features numerous museums, historic houses and a great range of shops.
Wiltshire is unrivalled when it comes to white horses, with no less than eight sited within its boundaries, although only seven of these are now visible including the most famous at Westbury (14 miles) which can be seen from the farm on a clear day.
Bowood was bought by the 1st Earl of Shelburne in the mid 18th century. The house and gardens have been added to by many famous architects and designers and the property now boasts a beautiful hotel and spa. Another great family attraction.
The American Museum is the only museum in Europe devoted to American furniture, decorative arts and quilts. The collections illustrate the domestic arts in America from the late seventeenth century to the end of the nineteenth century.
Lacock, the quintessential English National Trust-owned village with its Abbey and Fox-Talbot Museum of Photography is a local honey-pot. En-route to Lacock is the village of Holt which boasts 2 National Trust properties, 'The Courts' gardens and 'Great Chalfield Manor' and gardens, both well worth a visit.
Dyrham was built between 1691 and 1702 for William Blathwayt, William IIIs Secretary at War and Secretary of State. It features a stunning house and grounds from which to explore.
The 18th century Palladian mansion and gardens at Stourhead are well worth a visit for anyone who appreciates beautiful English country parks. Three small temples, a grotto and the statues of eight English kings are situated within the grounds and views across the lake from all locations are breathtaking.
This tiny village is the centre of a wonderful concentration of prehistoric sites, including Avebury complex which is a massive circular bank and ditch with two stone circles surrounding the village.