Bullocks Horn Cottage

Bed and Breakfast in Malmesbury

Tel: 01666 577600
email: bullockshorn@clara.co.uk

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Places of interest nearby

Malmesbury

Dominated by its 12th Century Abbey with its famous Norman archway, Malmesbury is the oldest borough in England created by King Alfred. Furthermore King Alfred’s grandson – King Athelstan became the first Saxon ruler to be called ‘King of all England’ and he is buried in the Abbey.  Good shopping in the High Street.

Abbey House GardensAbbey House Gardens

This beautiful garden in Malmesbury was created by Barbara and Ian Pollard. A mass of tulips in the Spring and a huge collection of roses in the summer which attract thousands of visitors every year.

Bowood

The house and gardens are situated in a most beautiful park created by Capability Brown with its vast lake, arboretum, temples, mausoleum and magnificent rhododendrons. The house has a superb Orangery where in 1774 Dr Joseph Priestly discovered oxygen gas.

Highgrove

Home to HRH Prince Charles and situated close to Tetbury. The gardens are open to the public on certain days via website bookings.

Badminton

Famous for its annual International Horse Trials and only a short drive from here.

Lydiard Park

This palatial Palladian house near Swindon is well worth a visit – containing a variety of art and antique furniture. The walled garden is exceptional and has an interesting collection of statuary.

Cotswold Water Park

The largest man made inland water park in the the UK covering 40 square miles in north Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Here one can see a stunning variety of wildlife, with fishing opportunities and watersports. There are over 100 lakes altogether.

City of Bath

Open top bus tours are the best way to view this fabulous Georgian city. Places of interest are the Roman Baths and Pump Room, the American Museum, Jane Austin Centre,, Royal Crescent, Victoria Art Gallery, Holborn Museum of Art and the Museum of Culture.

Chavenage

An historic sixteenth century house owned by the Lowsley Williams family. Open to the public from May until September. You will be able top see relics from the Cromwellian period and shown the bedroom where Cromwell once slept. Many television productions have been made here including ‘Ciderwith Rosie’ and ‘House of Eliott’

Slimbridge

Is a beautiful wetland oasis created by Peter Scott and home to the world’s largest collection of swans, geese and ducks. Slimbridge is the birthplace of modern conservation and a fantastic way for everyone to connect to their natural surroundings.

Iford Manor

The Peto Garden at Iford is famous for its Italian style and unique landscape created by terraces and magnificent views. The Cloister at Iford performs regular opera productions and audiences picnic in the garden before the production which lasts from end June to end July. The house is not open to the public.

Berkeley Castle

Is the oldest castle in Britain and owned by the same family for 900 years. Situated neat to Slimbridge Wild Life Centre – Berkeley Castle is surrounded by 6000 acres which includes an ancient deer park. Enjoy the castle dungeon, Great Hall and the State Apartments. The garden contains masses of roses and also a butterfly house.

Avebury Stone Circle, Manor and Gardens

The stone circle attracts thousands of visitors a year and is estimated to be 6000 years old. The Manor dates from the sixteenth century and the gardens contain some excellent examples of topiary.

Westonbirt Arboretum

Considered to be the finest arboretum in the UK  and is situated close to Tetbury. A historic collections of some 3000 different trees covering 600 acres created in 1829 by Robert Holford.

Autumn in particular is a good time to visit as the colours are magnificent and those of the Japanese Maples in particular. Westonbirt hosts a variety of events during the year including workshops on woodworking, photography and wild flowers. In addition there is a plant centre, shop and cafe

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