Things to do in Devizes
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Divizes is a market town located in Wiltshire, England. Founded in Norman times, the town was built around a castle, and is home to 500 listed buildings (buildings which are designated and protected as historic), including many beautiful churches. The town’s gorgeous scenery and picturesque countryside make it a lovely and relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Devizes is a bit difficult to get to, as there are no railway stations within the town. However, it is easily accessible by car, about a 2 hour drive from London via the M4/A4 or the M3/A303, and a 1 hour drive from Bristol. There are coaches that run regularly from London and Bristol to Devizes, as well.
While you will not find a riveting nightlife or a pulsing urban center in Devizes, you will find lots of daytime recreational activities. There are many cycling and walking tours to experience the town’s sights. Museums in Devizes include the Wiltshire Heritage Museum and the Kennett and Avon Trust Museum. There are lots of antique shops, and there is a street market held every Thursday. The town also hosts many festivals including the Devizes Food and Drink Festival in May, the Devizes Carnival in July, the Devizes Comedy Festival in September, and the Devizes Christmas Festival and Lantern Parade in December. The town is also home to the Wadworth Brewery, which offers tasting events and guided tours.
The nightlife in Devizes is relatively quiet; you will not find fancy nightclubs here. However, the town’s restaurants have received recognition for their use of local ingredients, and there are several pubs and cafes including The Lamb Inn (a traditional pub located in one of the town’s oldest buildings), The Royal Oak, and The Three Crowns. The town also has a cinema and a local community theatre, The Wharf Theatre Devizes.
In addition to its own charms, Devizes is also a good central point in which to stay for trips to many other tourist attractions. It is close to Stonehenge, Bath, Salisbury, and Swindon. As a larger city, Salisbury offers a wider range of nighttime activities, so it would be a good place for night-owl visitors to venture after a day of enjoying Devizes.