Visit Wootton Bassett and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, set high on a hill, was used, before the 1832 Reform Bill, to return two Members of Parliament, one of whom was Edward Hyde, Lord Clarendon. Today it is a most attractive small town, consisting, more or less, of one street. Here various styles of architecture spanning more than three centuries blend most happily together.
In 1700 the 1st Earl of Rochester built the half-timbered town hall. Restored in 1889, it still stands today, while the traffic swirls round it. The upper room, approached by a handsome oak staircase, is now a public library, while down below, under a stone colonnade, still stand the old stocks and a ducking stool. There is also an old fire engine with wooden wheels.
The church dates back to the 13th century. It has an old panelled roof to the nave sprinkled with stars, and before it was enlarged by Street in 1870 it had a double nave. Both the priest's room above the vaulted south porch and the splendid Elizabethan painted pulpit are noteworthy.
Not far away on the north-west ridge of the Marlborough Downs, Hackpen Hill gives wonderful views of the area. On the lower slopes one of the white horses of Wiltshire is cut.
Nearby towns: Calne, Cirencester, Chippenham, Malmesbury, Marlborough
Nearby villages: Ashton Keynes, Avebury, Berwick Bassett, Blunsdon St. Andrew, Bremhill, Brinkworth, Broad Blunsdon, Broad Hinton, Broad Town, Charlton, Chiseldon, Christian Malford, Clack, Cliffe Pypard, Compton Bassett, Cricklade, Crudwell, Draycot Foliat, Foxham, Garsdon, Great Somerford, Hankerton, Highway, Hilmarton, Leigh, Lydiard Millicent, Lydiard Tregoze, Lyneham, Minety, Oaksey, Purton, Purton Stoke, Seagry, Stanley, Stanton Fitzwarren, Stratton St. Margare, Studley, Swindon, Tockenham, Tytherton Lucas, Upper Stratton, Whitley, Winterbourne Bassett, Winterbourne Monkton, Wroughton, Yatesbury
Have you decided to visit Wootton Bassett or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Wootton Bassett bed and breakfast (a Wootton Bassett B&B or Wootton Bassett b and b)
- a Wootton Bassett guesthouse
- a Wootton Bassett hotel (or motel)
- a Wootton Bassett self-catering establishment, or
- other Wootton Bassett accommodation