Visit Warminster and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Warminster, Wiltshire, is situated 400 ft above sea-level, above the valley of the Wylye. It grew rich from the manufacture of cloth and the sale of wheat. At the heyday of the great market as many as 300 sacks of wheat changed hands in a single morning.
Warminster has dignity and grace. It was, thought Cobbett, “A very nice town; everything belonging to it is solid and good.” The main street runs almost the length of the town. There are Georgian houses and cottages and some splendid inns, the 18th century Bath Arms and the Old Bell among them. The school, too, is interesting, founded in 1707 by Lord Weymouth. Dr Arnold of Rugby was at one time a pupil. The parish church was heavily restored in the 19th century by Sir Arthur Blomfield, but has an organ, beautifully encased, originally given by George III to Salisbury Cathedral.
The ancient Iron Age hill-fort at Cleyhill is about 3 miles West of the town. Standing on chalk, at some 800 ft, about 85 acres hereabouts belong to the National Trust.
Nearby attractions: Stonehenge
Nearby towns: Amesbury, Devizes, Frome, Shaftesbury, Trowbridge, Westbury
Nearby villages: Beckington, Berkley, Bishopstrow, Buckland Dinham, Chicklade, Chitterne, Codford, Codford St. Mary, Codford St. Peter, Corsley, Coulston, Dilton, Erlestoke, Heytesbury, Horningsham, Imber, Knook, Laverton, Longbridge Deverill, Lullington, Maiden Bradley, Marston, Monkton Deverill, North Bradley, Norton Bavant, Norton St Philip, Rode, Steeple Ashton, Tytherington, Upton Scudamore, West Ashton, Woolverton,
Have you decided to visit Warminster or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Warminster bed and breakfast (a Warminster B&B or Warminster b and b)
- a Warminster guesthouse
- a Warminster hotel (or motel)
- a Warminster self-catering establishment, or
- other Warminster accommodation