Devizes Stonehenge Gold Caen Hill Locks Wadsworth read to see a small sample of what is available to visit and for more information and links. All a short drive from Coachmans Holiday Cottage in the beautiful award winning village of Steeple Ashton.
Devizes: See Gold from the Stonehenge Era in the museum; The flight of Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal; and the award winning tour at the Independent Wadworth Brewery........
Devizes see Gold from the Stonehenge Era. A new £750,000 exhibition has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage and Wiltshire Council. A collection of gold objects from the time of Stonehenge has gone on display for the first time in Wiltshire. A ceremonial axe, dagger and jewellery are among 500 Early Bronze Age objects on show at Wiltshire Heritage Museum.
ALSO VISIT Caen Hill Locks
The dramatic change in height of the land at Caen Hill resulted in the need for 16 locks to be built in close succession. Because of the steepness of the hill engineer John Rennie had to build unusually large side ponds to replenish the water in each lock after use. The locks were the last stretch of the Kennet & Avon Canal built in 1810 and form part of a longer 29-lock flight at Devizes, just over two miles long. They are designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument – the same level of heritage protection as given to Stonehenge. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit/52-caen-hill-locks
The tour lasts approximately two and a half hours, 11am and 2pm Monday to Saturday. Please check availability and booking information, see link below. Starting in the Victorian tower and following the brewing process through 4 floors. Visit the 21st century Copper house, and then a short walk to see Devizes’ favourite residents, the working Shire horses. See the in-
Devizes Stonehenge Gold Caen Hill Locks Wadworth Brewery….. All this is only a short drive from Coachmans Cottage, a luxury self catering holiday cottage in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire.
Call Penny on +441380 870764 for booking information.