Bedwyn station serves the idyllic village of Great Bedwyn in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The towpath along the adjacent Kennet & Avon Canal makes a pleasant walk to Crofton Beam Engines (see below).
A fine 13th century chapel with flint walls and a thatched roof.
It was built by the lord of Chisbury Manor but ceased to be a consecrated chapel in 1547 and was used as a barn for many years.
Open any reasonable time.
The oldest working steam engines in the world, fed by a hand-stoked coal-fired boiler.
The engines were built 200 years ago to pump water for the adjacent Kennet & Avon Canal and are still capable of
doing this today. One engine is of original Boulton & Watt construction. Events programme. Café.
Open Easter-Sep, MTThFSSu 1030-1630. See website for dates with engines in steam.
A working windmill built in 1821, producing stoneground wholemeal flour. Guided tours of the mill.
Open Easter-Sep, Sun & BH 1400-1700.
Wilton Windmill is 1¼ miles from Crofton Beam Engines.
Marlborough is a picturesque market town with a wide High Street lined with historic buildings.
Markets are held in the High Street on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Bus 20/22 from station to High Street. M-S every 1-2 hours, about 20 minutes journey. Operated by Thamesdown. Buses also operate from Pewsey.
A restored 17th century prosperous silk merchant's house. It is a fine timber and brick building
with wall paintings and a commanding oak staircase. Reconstructed 17th century town house garden.
Admission is by guided tour, see the website for tour times.
Tel. 01672 511690.
Open Easter-Oct, MTFS, see website for tour times.
Bus see Marlborough above.