Great Cheverell is ideally situated as a base for visiting some of Wiltshire’s most impressive locations, including Devizes market town, Salisbury Plain AONB, Westbury White Horse, Stonehenge and Avebury, the Longleat Estate and Historic Bath City.
Devizes Market Town
A short ten minute drive from The Bell, turning left onto A360, is the nearest town of Devizes. Here you can find a selection of independent shops and is home to the famous Wiltshire Wadworth Brewery, who to this day make their town deliveries by heavy horse and dray. The Kennet and Avon Canal runs through Devizes culminating in the spectacular Caen Hill flight of 29 locks. There is also the Wiltshire Museum and the small but perfectly formed Wharf Theatre.
From The Bell you can walk directly up to Salisbury Plain and the beautiful unspoilt grassland of the chalke downs with it’s rare flora and fauna and birds such as the Stone Curlew and the Great Bustard. With many footpaths to choose from it is the perfect place to relax, unwind and get away from it all.
Westbury White Horse
You can walk along the Plain to Westbury White Horse but an alternate route would be along the B3098 from Great Cheverell, which skirts along the northern escarpment through the picturesque villages of Erlestoke and Edington. It is the oldest of all the Wiltshire white horses and was made famous by the artist Eric Ravilious.
A mere 15 mile drive from The Bell turning right onto the A360, is Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world and the most famous prehistoric site in all Europe. With extensive parking and a fabulous visitor centre this is one special trip when in Wiltshire not to be missed.
Longleat House & Safari Park
Another 15 mile drive from The Bell is Longleat, the stately home of the Marquesses of Bath, an Elizabethan country house with maze, gardens and parkland designed by Capability Brown. Along with the famous safari drive through.
The Historic City of Bath
Another short journey away is Bath, a World Heritage site. Bath offers fantastic shopping among some of the finest architecture in England. From The Bell you can either drive or take a half hour train journey from the local Westbury station directly into the heart of the city.