A Walk Around Warminster, Wiltshire

There are many interesting towns in Wiltshire. The buildings in these towns and the stories they tell are well worth exploring. It is all too easy to walk through a town centre and look in the shop windows and fail to look up and see something of the former glory of them. In this video … Continue reading A Walk Around Warminster, Wiltshire

The Tithe Barn Bradford on Avon

The Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon is a remarkable building and has stood here for over 600 years. Built around 1400 it served Shaftesbury Abbey collecting the tithes of the local farmers. It stands next to the Kennet and Avon Canal, and so if you're walking or cycling on the Sustrans Route 4, it's … Continue reading The Tithe Barn Bradford on Avon

Bowerhill RAF Airbase – RAF Melksham

RAF Melksham the last remaining building and closed leisure centreWorld War 2 created a massive demand for aircrew and aircraft technicians amongst many other vital trades for the war effort. In 1940 land was obtained at Bowerhill Melksham, for a new RAF (Royal Air Force) Station. RAF Melksham was an airbase though without a runway. … Continue reading Bowerhill RAF Airbase – RAF Melksham

Visit Hillbrush

I am always looking for interesting places to visit and was pleased to discover Hillbrush, Mere in Wiltshire. Hillbrush - Brush Manufacturers Hillbrush is a brush manufacturer established in the lovely little town of Mere in 1922. They have recently built a new factory and visitor centre, which includes a restaurant, quality gift shop, artisan … Continue reading Visit Hillbrush

The Courts Gardens, Holt, Wiltshire

The Courts Garden, Holt, Wiltshire

I live just a couple of miles from The Courts at Holt, Wiltshire which is a lovely National Trust Garden and a real pleasure to visit. Historical records inform us that the formal garden here was laid out in 1900-10 surrounding a house built around 1720. The gardens were designed by the architect Sir George … Continue reading The Courts Garden, Holt, Wiltshire

Stourhead Gardens Wiltshire Palladian Bridge National Trust

Stourhead House and Gardens

One of the most beautiful gardens in the world must be Stourhead Gardens in the English county of Wiltshire. Stourhead is an estate of 1027 hectares (2650 acres). It comprises a Palladian style house, the beautiful gardens, the village of Stourton including an Inn, The Spread Eagle plus woods and farmland. The estate was purchased … Continue reading Stourhead House and Gardens