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Jane Walters
Barn Cottages at Lacock
Notton Park
Lacock , Wiltshire , SN15 2NG UK
01249 730013
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Tel: 01249-730013 Mob: 07966-553194            
email: jane@barncottagesatlacock.co.uk
Address: Jane Walters, The Barn, Notton Park, Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2NG

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Barn Cottages on a Budget

How to have great days out without spending any money.  
Many of these ideas are not even weather dependent making them perfect for a winter break. If you have a National Trust card  the National Trust properties are covered on the main “Things To Do” page but below are some ideas not covered elsewhere.

Day 1- Bath

Holburne Museum - not far from Barn Cottages Holiday Accommodation The newly refurbished Holburne Museum is free to visitors. It is an attractive museum of the decorative arts which has recently reopened after the building of an extension. If you are still in museum  mode you could  follow this with a visit to the Victoria Art Gallery whose collections range from the  15th Century to the present day.

Bath Christmas Market - near Barn Cottages at Lacock Holiday Cottages You can even have a free two hour  guided tour of Bath taking in the Royal Crescent , Circus and  the outside of the  Baths and Abbey . More information on the Mayor’s Honorary Guide Tours can be found at  Bath Guide Visit Bath has a website with a useful section called Bath on a Budget where you can  print off a map  showing the many occasions where Bath has been used as a film location  and download a free audio walking tour.
Top tip- parking in Bath can add up- park for free up North Road – its only a short walk to the City Centre 

Day 2 Devizes

Devizes Market Place - a short drive from Barn Cottages at Lacock Holiday Cottages

Start by taking a tour of the market town. Devizes has a very comprehensive website Devizes Town The Kennet and Avon Canal is a major attraction. Walk or cycle along the towpath  to the famous Caen Hill Locks  a flight of 29 locks which was the solution to the steep hill in Devizes.  If you are interested in the construction of the Kennet and Avon Canal then the Kennet and Avon Museum is free on Sundays.K & A Canal Caen Hill Locks, Devizes - a short drive from Barn Cottages at Lacock Holiday Cottages Devizes is famous for its Wadworth’s  Brewery  and  there is a free Visitor Centre, here is a page with pub walks Wadworths Brewery
If you like markets-Thursday is market day and Monday currently sees the Old Curiosity Market

Day 3 Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon Town Bridge and Gaol - 20mins from Barn Cottages at Lacock Holiday Cottages

Lots to do in Bradford from a Saxon Church to The huge Tithe Barn, a free museum ,browsing in the shops in the Shambles and walking to Avoncliff which is a spectacular point where river, canal and railway meet. I could write plenty but the town website does it perfectly Bradford on Avon The Tourist Information Centre has free leaflets of walks but here is quite an easy one that takes in most of what Bradford has to offer Bradford Walks  Cheap Treat - hire a canoe for 4 for £10 for an hour on the canal Canoe Hire

Day 4- Lacock / Corsham / Whitehall

Lacock Abbey - a short walk from Barn Cottages at Lacock Holiday Cottages

Even if you are not a National Trust member there is plenty to do in Lacock . Walk around  the village and see the Abbey, church, gaol and  where Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice were filmed, browse in the shops  and walk over to Reybridge  on this easy one hour Lacock walk Lacock Walk On the way up to Corsham from Lacock stop at Whitehall Garden Centre , especially if you have young children- the pet shop, tropical fish shop and play ground  are fun.
In Corsham walk along the High Street with its excellent range of independent shops and into Corsham Park.  Walk past the 17th century alms houses. If you are an English Heritage member you can visit Corsham Court for free.  This is an easy 4 mile walk on the outskirts of Corsham Corsham

Day 5 Chippenham, Malmesbury and the Cherhill White Horse

Malmesbury Abbey - 20mins from Barn Cottages at Lacock Holiday Cottages

Malmesbury is an attractive town  north of the motorway which has a lovely abbey Malmesbury Abbey and a free museum  Malmesbury Museum Its also worth browsing in the town centre
Chippenham is our local market town which has a free museum Heritage Centre
One of the Wiltshire White Horses - not far from Barn Cottages at Lacock Holiday Cottages Then drive out to Cherhill  on the A4 and  visit the White Horse . Great views if you walk up to the top.  White Horses

Day 6 Salisbury and area.

Salisbury Cathedral - a day out from Barn Cottages at Lacock Holiday Cottages

Walk around Salisbury's medieval city centre or Cathedral Close and admire the huge variety of architecture. Go to choral evensong at Salisbury Cathedral -this takes place every day and is like going to a concert
It is expensive to visit Stonehenge but if you just want a quick look and you do  get a good view this way then just look through the fence. Then visit Woodhenge - a late Neolithic or early bronze age monument situated between Larkhill and Amesbury .
Walk from Salisbury to Old Sarum via the path along the river and enjoy the magnificent views from the outer bailey. Old Sarum


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