There’s so much going on in Wiltshire this summer, we can’t wait to get out and about and visit...
Now we’re in the midst of summer, events in Wiltshire are really hotting up, with festivals, shows, and markets to take advantage of. Those staying in an English country cottage during July have plenty to choose from, but we’ve picked some of our favourites below.
Wiltshire’s only motor museum will be hosting its annual vehicle show on the 12th July, which promises to be a fantastic display of over 250 classic cars. This small and friendly museum is located in the heart of the country, and each year the vehicle show is highly anticipated by those fascinated with cars from the past. All interests will be catered for too, with beer and food tents, performances from the Calne Silver Band and an AutoJumble. On the day prior to the show, there will also be a Car Run, which is to be followed by a BBQ and evening entertainment.
Situated on the Wiltshire/Dorset border, this increasingly popular festival now sees more than 4,000 people attend daily and has become an event which won’t want to be missed by those in the South West. With more than 70 eclectic artists on the line-up, as well as a variety of up and coming comedians, people attending won’t be short of entertainment. Add the vibrant atmosphere to this and you’ve got a winning combination. The Larmer Tree Festival will also be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, with headline acts including Tom Jones, Bill Bailey and The Levellers over the five days from 14th-19th July.
In order to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the county town of Trowbridge will be hosting a medieval market from the 24th-26th July, boasting interesting traders and much more. Those visiting will be able to take a step back in time and experience a full jousting show, town crier competition and falconry demonstrations, to mention just a few of the organised activities. The three-day market will be taking place in the Old Town on Friday and Saturday, but will move to the park on Sunday.
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