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Part of the appeal of Wiltshire as a holiday destination is the wide variety of events on offer, all of which are designed to serve as superb days out for both locals and visitors alike. If you are looking for plenty of goings on to pencil into your Wiltshire holiday cottage break in May, here are just some of the best you could consider.

Cycle Wiltshire
A two-day cycling event that takes place in and around Salisbury, Cycle Wiltshire is a fantastic example of the great sporting events you could discover while staying in one of the countryside holiday cottages in the region. While people are invited to take part in a special sportive on Saturday 3 May, Sunday sees the return of the Wiltshire Grand Prix and offers a chance for crowds to see the big names from elite cycling take to the streets. To find out more about this excellent weekend of cycling, click here to visit the official website.

Marlborough Food and Drink Festival
Being held from 10-11 May on Marlborough Common, the Marlborough Food and Drink Festival aims to highlight the very best of local and national foods. With over 100 food and drink exhibitors already confirming their appearance at the event, the headline acts at the event are Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo – familiar from their BBC cookery series entitled Two Greedy Italians. With tickets now available from the event’s official website, it looks to be a great event for fine food and wine enthusiasts to enjoy.

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival
Showcasing the true creative flair of the county, the 2014 edition of the Salisbury International Arts Festival brings a packed programme of events, ranging from the visual arts and international theatre to world music and film. Starting on 23 May and running through till 7 June, click here to view the brochure of all the great events you can enjoy as part of this festival.