Badminton: The world famous Badminton Horse Trials take place at the beginning of May and are within easy reach of Grittleton.
Bath: The historic city of Bath is twenty minutes away with its Georgian architecture, ancient Roman baths and numerous and varied museums.
Castle Combe: Acclaimed as England's prettiest village, little has changed in Castle Combe in 500 years. A popular film location, the village also boasts the famous Manor Golf Course and Castle Combe motor race track.
Historic Houses: Bowood House and the Elizabethan Corsham Court have interesting collections and are set in glorious parkland.
Lacock: A picturesque National Trust village of mellow stone cottages which provided the romantic setting for the filming of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice and Emma. Visit the 13th Century Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum - celebrating the pioneer of photography.
Malmesbury: A charming hill-top town and England's oldest borough. It contains the remains of the impressive Norman Benedictine Abbey - a place of pilgrimage in the 7th Century.
Westonbirt: Each season brings its own natural glories to this inspirational arboretum.