a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code BDW

Wiltshire Offers & Links

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). | |

Chisbury Chapel EH 1½ miles

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. Admission free.
Open any reasonable time.

Crofton Beam Engines 2¼ miles

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 please see website.

Wilton Windmill 2¼ miles

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.

Bedwyn map
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps

Marlborough by bus

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 Swindon Bus. Buses also operate from Pewsey.

The Merchant's House, Marlborough by bus

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 details.
Open please see website.
Bus to Marlborough, see above.

Marlborough Museumby bus

The Museum covers the history of Marlborough and nearby villages from the 18th century to the 1950s.
Open please see website.
Bus to Marlborough, see above.

Marlborough map