The fun needn’t stop now that summer is almost over, and when staying in Wiltshire holiday cottages during September, there’s still plenty of events to keep all ages entertained. See a selection of highlights from Wiltshire’s jam-packed schedule below.
Bradford on Avon Walking Festival 2014
Now in its third year, the Bradford on Avon Walking Festival is following a ‘Water, Wool and Wheels’ theme for 2014 and will include old favourites from previous years, as well as some brand new routes. Ranging from 1.5 miles to 9 miles long, there are a variety of routes suitable for all abilities, meaning you can make the most of the great outdoors while taking in some of Bradford on Avon and the surrounding area’s history and scenery. The event takes place from the 5th – 7th September and the majority of walks start from the Tourist Information Centre located by the Town Bridge.
The Tour of Britain
Be a spectator during one of the UK’s largest cycling events as Stage 6 of the Tour of Britain passes through Wiltshire. The route stretches 67.5km and passes through the streets of Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Devizes and Pewsey, as well as a number of villages. If you are going to attend make sure to download the estimated times of arrival during The Tour of Britain and plan your day accordingly. During the event, for those watching in Hemel Hempstead, the Wadworth Brewery is welcoming The Tour of Britain with merchandise, special offers and, of course, beer!
Something old, something new: creating the BBC Manor Reborn Interiors
This exhibition, which lasts the duration of September, takes a look at how the National Trust’s Avebury Manor was transformed in collaboration with the BBC. The four-part television series was hosted by presenters Penelope Keith and Paul Martin, and documented the makeover of this stunning building, which was given both a historical and modern interior. Recently reopened, the house itself makes for a fantastic day out for both young and old during a country cottage holiday, and the new exhibition – which celebrates the methods used to decorate the house, including a variety of arts and crafts – is an added bonus.