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The garden at Woolley Grange Hotel in Bradford-on-Avon

Things to do in Wiltshire

On the edge of the Cotswolds, we’re just two hours from London and 20 minutes from Bath.

Within easy strolling distance of Bradford-on-Avon, you won’t have to stray far to discover historic towns, rolling countryside and a variety of days out for the family.

Our staff are always on hand to give you an insider’s guide to the local area, from their favourite walks along the Kennet and Avon Canal to specialist craft shops in the National Trust village of Lacock

An annual calendar of family holiday activities in the hotel includes mocktail making, marshmallow toasting, flower crown making and a whole range of arts and crafts. 

If you do choose to step outside the hotel gates you'll also discover a host of delights.

Harking back to Roman times, Bradford-on-Avon is steeped in fascinating history and architecture. A Cotswold town that grew up around a thriving wool industry, its narrow streets – now home to an array of artisan shops and independently owned restaurants – emanate from the iconic Norman bridge across the River Avon. 

Just eight miles on, and a pretty train ride from Bradford-on-Avon, is the World Heritage City of Bath, with its Roman Baths, sweeping Georgian crescents, magnificent abbey and rich calendar of cultural events. Enjoy the sights on a boat trip along the river, or get up high and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city on a hot air balloon ride.

The surrounding countryside, as well as offering Wiltshire’s only 36-hole golf course at Cumberwell Park, has plenty of outdoor family activities to be enjoyed. Cycle or kayak along the Kennet and Avon Canal, come face-to-face with the jungle at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, and visit an abundance of National Trust properties with activities and attractions for all ages.

Woolley Grange is ideally located for exploring Wiltshire and the Cotswolds, whether you want to ditch the car or are happy to visit places a bit further afield.

Feel like getting organised? Start planning your trip from our list of local activities and attractions.

Family looking at a sheep on a Wiltshire countryside walk

Local Attractions

While staying at Woolley Grange, explore the local areas and nearby attractions.

Events Calendar

Check out our hotel events during your stay. For local markets, walks and other events, take a read of our news blog. There's so much to do locally, you'll find yourself spoilt for choice.