Many of Wiltshire’s highlights are close to Melksham, making it a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two destinations that should top every visitor’s list is the fascinating Great Chalfield Manor and the ever-popular Lacock Abbey. Two other interesting attractions you’ll find within a short distance of Melksham are the Avonleigh Organic Vineyard and Corsham Court.
For those without kids, there are some great places to relax, including the Quoins Organic Vineyard in Bradford-on-Avon.
Sports fans should head to Bath Rugby Stadium, Bath to see the Bath Rugby doing battle with visiting teams. On match days follow the procession of navy and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fellow sports lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a few post-game beers.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, consider booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Rudloe Arms, Corsham, the Northey Arms, Corsham, and the Best Western Leigh Park Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon.