Devizes is a beautiful market town within the historic and mystical county of Wiltshire. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, its location offers an idyllic setting for those seeking a peaceful home with easy access to all local amenities.
The town is blessed with a range of small independent shops – many offering goods and produce that are hard to find elsewhere. Each week, residents and visitors can enjoy the delights of farmers’, collectors’ and continental markets. And Devizes’ The Market Place is a hub of pubs, restaurants and coffees shops, each providing tasty culinary delights and drinks for all to enjoy.
There are traditional alleys, streets and an indoor market to explore. And Devizes is home to a number of interesting attractions offering something for everyone to enjoy.
The Kennet and Avon Canal is a haven for those who enjoy messing about on the water. Its Caen Hill flight of 29 locks, built during the late 18th century, demonstrates the town’s reputation for engineering expertise. And residents can find out more about this and other aspects of Devizes’ canal history by visiting the museum overlooking the Wharf in the town.
Market Place is home to Wadworth’s Brewery, and its famous shire horses make daily deliveries into the town. It is independent and regularly welcomes visitors – with tours showcasing its wonderful produce, as well as the stables of its beautiful horses.
Wiltshire is steeped in history – and its official museum is situated in Devizes. Visitors can discover more about the county’s past in numerous displays, set across five buildings.
In addition to its selection of excellent schools, attractive waterways, medieval streets, and cosy pubs and restaurants, Devizes features a number of cultural offerings. The Wharf Theatre sits next to the Kennet and Avon Canal, and stages a wide range of productions – from drama and comedy, to musicals and pantomime.
And the town has no shortage of options for those who like to keep fit. Devizes leisure centre has a fully equipped fitness suite, a 25 metre swimming pool, multi-purpose sports hall, and a large dance and fitness studio. There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy scenic bike rides past the canal.
Commuters will find excellent transport links, with junction 16 of the M4 and Chippenham train station both close by – offering easy access to surrounding towns and cities.
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Caen Hill locks – one of the longest continuous flight of locks in the country.
The Peppermill Restaurant – an AA 5* restaurant with rooms situated in the heart of the town.
Rowdey Cow Cafe – glass fronted cafe offering spectacular views of Roundway Hill and the surrounding farmland.