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Presenting Melksham - for a weekend away in Wiltshire

I do my best presentations when under pressure. ((Important NOTE to wife / staff / cat - DON'T pressure me every morning)). By which I mean that a new presentation or one I'm not quite prepared for even though I know my subject can, I think, sparkle with a freshness that's not there if it's been wellprepared and identically done many times before.

"What would I see around Melksham if I came to stay here?" A question asked of me last night, and although I have long extolled the local beauty I've never got down to doing a more formal presentation. But I found myself, joyfully, with the opportunity to say just how much there is to see and do around here, even if you're using public transport.

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Melksham itself was mentioned in the Domesday book - King William 1st's review of his kingdom. And many buildings that are hundreds of years old remain, all be it much altered and (in the town centre) fitted with modern shop fronts. But there are excellent walk around opportunities for the evenings, or for a Sunday afternoon. And there's a good selection of eateries and one or two hotels to stay in too.


Do you like historic houses and villages?

4 Miles North is the National Trust village of Lacock - with Lacock Abbey that was a monestry disolved by Henry VIII, and where Fox Talbot took the first reversal process photograph at the start of the Victorian era. See the Fox Talbot Museum, the Abbey, the Church and more.


6 Miles (North Westish) is Corsham - an old Cotswold town with teh magnificent Corsham Court, open to the public and with ground that you can walk through designed by Capability Brown.


3 Miles West ... Holt, where the National Trust gardens at "The Courts" attract visitors from far and wide - another favourite of ours.


Other features of interest?

5 miles to the East is the great flight of locks up Caen Hill, near Devizes, on the Kennet and Avon canal. You can watch boats as they take the 29 steps up the hillside, and perhaps help push a few gates. There's a tearoom at the top of the flight ..


8 miles to the South is the nearest of Wiltshire's White Horses - the Westbury White Horse - overlooking the town from the flank of Salisbury Plain. See hang-gliders, families out for the fresh air, enjoy the views yourself.


About 12 miles, and you'll find the Avebury Stone Circle (older and larger than Stonehenge, I may add), Silbury Hill, Windmill Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, the Sanctuary and a host of other features that will occupy you for the best part of a day within a couple of miles.


Towns and cities?

Again about 12 miles away, the Roman City of Bath is a tourist Mecca. From the Baths which gave it its name, through the Abbey and the Royal Circle to river trips, shops and the Theatre. The bus goes into Bath from right outside our place - an excellent way in as the traffic and parking aren't always what you want to contend with on holiday.


Bradford on Avon is just six miles from us, with its old buildings (Church, Tithe barn), Canal, and much more. Devizes, again around 6 miles away is riddled with historic building and some excellent original shops too. Any you've Chippenham and Trowbridge (the county town) also at a similar distance.


Countryside?

I have left, perhaps, the best to last. The countryside around here is fabulous.

When Lisa's sister visited from the USA, after a day cooped up travelling I took her for a walk along the canal which passes just to the South of the build up area of Melksham (Bowerhill). Along to "The Barge" at Seend, "The Three Magpies" at Sells Green and on up Caen Hill. And we caught the bus back. I've been known to take customers on the same walk too.


Just beyond Devizes, you have the Marlborough Downs - Walk on Roundway Hill and Olivers Castle, take in the bracing air and glorious views.


But there's countryside all around. We have detailed maps here, available for loan or purchase, and the path network in places is almost as extensible as the roads. With a little bit of planning, you can take a bus out and walk back (or vice Versa) and discover new places for yourself that I've not listed above and don't know - find you own Wiltshire - there are plenty more gems out there.
(written 2006-11-17, updated 2009-01-01)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
M207 - Well House Manor - Bath and North East Somerset
  [680] Letter Boxes - (2006-04-11)
  [824] Pictures of Avebury, Longleat and Dyrham - (2006-08-06)
  [848] Bath - a tourist city on our doorstep - (2006-08-29)
  [958] Plain Ole nice pictures - (2006-11-30)
  [1611] Gauging point at entrance to Bristols Floating Harbour - (2008-04-14)
  [1612] Comfy Chair - Floating Harbour, Bristol - (2008-04-15)
  [1662] Westonbirt Arboretum Postcode - (2008-05-31)
  [1723] Bath - Melksham - Devizes. Bus route changes, new timetable - (2008-07-26)
  [1821] Autumn - (2008-10-05)
  [1822] Claverton Pump - (2008-10-06)
  [1851] Pictures from a delegate - (2008-10-22)
  [1930] Bath Christmas Market - (2008-12-08)
  [2237] Taking a pride in the community - (2009-06-14)
  [3247] Light and dark at Green Park - (2011-04-14)

M202 - Well House Manor - West Wiltshire
  [713] Pictures from my travels - (2006-05-07)
  [804] The Courts, Holt - (2006-07-16)
  [812] Minimal Signage - (2006-07-23)
  [814] Melksham Railway Calendar 2007 - (2006-07-25)
  [840] Computers, Brides and Cream Teas - (2006-08-20)
  [842] Dramatic Skys at Longleat - (2006-08-22)
  [880] Celebration circles - (2006-09-27)
  [938] Bratton and Edington new town, Wiltshire - (2006-11-23)
  [1030] Hotel for Trowbridge - (2007-01-12)
  [1103] Dilton Marsh - (2007-03-08)
  [1154] As I came back from Tesco - (2007-04-19)
  [1252] Westbury Bypass - how it would effect Melksham - (2007-06-29)
  [1583] Businesses in West Wiltshire - networking - (2008-03-20)
  [1710] At the Westbury Bypass Enquiry - (2008-07-15)
  [1834] Seend, near Melksham, Wiltshire - (2008-10-11)
  [2131] Patterns in street names - (2009-04-17)
  [2142] Riverside Development - (2009-04-26)
  [2224] Trowbridge - a missed opportunity? Melksham - into the breach? - (2009-06-08)
  [2302] See us at the West Wilts Show - (2009-07-23)
  [2305] Hot Tap at West Wilts Show - (2009-07-26)
  [2677] Blowing out the winter cobwebs - (2010-03-14)
  [2709] Old trackways and routes near Melksham - (2010-04-05)
  [2852] Atworth Village Fete - on the Melksham Community Area Partnership stand - (2010-07-04)
  [3195] Sunny day - Clanger and Picket Woods, Shearwater, and Westbury - (2011-03-06)
  [3216] Images of a Spring Walk - (2011-03-27)
  [3493] West Wilts Rail User Group - Walk yesterday from Bradford-on-Avon to Trowbridge - (2011-10-23)
  [3498] Which West Wilts Town? A picture quiz for you - (2011-10-28)
  [3641] Swindon to Trowbridge - transport and travel options - (2012-03-06)
  [3722] Walking by the wiver - (2012-05-06)
  [4623] Rambling from Westbury - (2016-01-16)
  [4653] Coats of arms - towns and authorities in Wiltshire - (2016-02-21)

M201 - Well House Manor - Around Melksham, Wiltshire
  [437] Outside of the box - (2005-09-06)
  [676] Melksham, Wiltshire - (2006-04-08)
  [805] Melksham Carnival Parade - (2006-07-16)
  [811] Melksham in Bloom - (2006-07-22)
  [830] Butterflies in a Wiltshire garden - (2006-08-12)
  [847] Image maps for navigation - a straightforward example - (2006-08-28)
  [866] A lazy programmer is a good programmer - (2006-09-15)
  [879] Tuesday night is party night - (2006-09-26)
  [957] Improving the historic town of Melksham - (2006-11-30)
  [977] Melksham and Norwich - (2006-12-10)
  [1117] Newport Male Voice Choir - (2007-03-24)
  [1137] Wiltshire Circles - (2007-04-07)
  [1177] Sorting out for a site map - (2007-05-05)
  [1206] Where and When - can you place the picture? - (2007-05-27)
  [1266] Party in the Park - (2007-07-14)
  [1271] Till the cows come home - (2007-07-19)
  [1330] While waiting for Melksham Post Office - (2007-09-02)
  [1341] Moving to Melksham? Househunting map. - (2007-09-09)
  [1343] Melksham Laundrette - (2007-09-09)
  [1360] Asda in Melksham - Welcome or not? - (2007-09-21)
  [1368] Getting the local voice heard - (2007-09-26)
  [1436] A little touring help during a business trip to England - (2007-11-18)
  [1451] More PHP sample and demonstration programs - (2007-12-01)
  [1928] Melksham Oak Community School, Melksham, Wiltshire - (2008-12-07)
  [1977] Going round the block - (2009-01-04)
  [1986] Walk to Bowerhill - (2009-01-10)
  [2008] The Month Ahead - What is happening in Melksham - (2009-01-25)
  [2043] Confidence, Customer Service and Tourism in Melksham - (2009-02-15)
  [2064] East of Melksham Countryside - (2009-03-02)
  [2066] Melksham Industrial - (2009-03-04)
  [2168] In honour of the photograph, I present ... a walk from Reybridge to Lacock - (2009-05-10)
  [2175] Melksham in pictures - (2009-05-11)
  [2253] Walks in and around Melksham, Wiltshire - (2009-06-21)
  [2262] History is not always pretty - (2009-06-30)
  [2297] Standing on the corner, Melksham Carnival - (2009-07-19)
  [2329] Great to be in Melksham - (2009-08-08)
  [2349] Businesses effected by road works in Melksham - (2009-08-11)
  [2480] Pantomimes around Melksham - 2009/2010 season - (2009-10-28)
  [2497] Brown horses in Melksham - (2009-11-08)
  [2528] Melksham Christmas Lights - (2009-12-05)
  [2585] Consultation in Melksham, on Melkshams future - (2010-01-17)
  [2588] Freddies Wood and the K and A Canal - (2010-01-17)
  [2665] Early Spring walk in Melksham - (2010-03-07)
  [2691] New brochures for the Melksham area - (2010-03-24)
  [2708] The bull on the footpath - (2010-04-04)
  [2716] Melksham in Pictures - (2010-04-10)
  [2739] Melksham Scouts - (2010-04-25)
  [2829] Dauncey Gardens, Melksham - (2010-06-27)
  [2854] Melksham Food and Drink Fair and Town Crier Competition - (2010-07-04)
  [2950] Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, turns first sod in Melksham Link Canal - (2010-09-09)
  [3023] Autumn walk from Bowerhill - (2010-10-31)
  [3050] Views of Melksham - November 2010 - (2010-11-13)
  [3209] Seeing Electricity Pylons near Melksham - (2011-03-21)
  [3227] Her favourite store - (2011-04-02)
  [3232] Around and about Melksham in more pictures - (2011-04-05)
  [3248] What have these pictures in common? - (2011-04-16)
  [3258] Morning in Melksham - (2011-04-23)
  [3266] Easter on the Canal - near Melksham, Wiltshire - (2011-04-26)
  [3305] Getting away from the madding crowd - an intercontinental journey - (2011-05-27)
  [3337] Home Grown Pigs, near Melksham Station - (2011-06-26)
  [3389] Plenty to do in Melksham - (2011-08-13)
  [3470] Currently pictured in Melksham - (2011-10-09)
  [3499] Images of Melksham - (2011-10-29)
  [3502] Sunday Evening ... newest and oldest Melksham pictures - (2011-10-30)
  [3507] Melksham Forward - meeting summary and pictures - (2011-11-04)
  [3520] Quintessentially English - scenes from our Wiltshire town - (2011-11-14)
  [3525] Melksham has a heart - come and see the pictures. Sunday, 11 to 3, Assembly Hall - (2011-11-18)
  [3526] Melksham has a Heart - Montage picture for sale - (2011-11-20)
  [3543] Some different pictures from Melksham - (2011-12-07)
  [3569] Images of the new year in Melksham - (2012-01-05)
  [3605] Snow comes to Melksham, Wiltshire - pictures - (2012-02-10)
  [3644] The way of the Prioress - Melksham history pictured today - (2012-03-09)
  [3646] Exploring Melksham with a film maker - (2012-03-09)
  [3647] Along the brook - East Melksham to Melksham - (2012-03-10)
  [3656] TrainWest 2012 - 14th and 15th April, Melksham, Wiltshire - (2012-03-16)
  [3657] Basham Festival, Melksham, early August 2012 - a welcome - (2012-03-16)
  [3659] Welcome to Melksham - our new communities - (2012-03-18)
  [3692] Deeper than Art - An exhibition of the tattoo Canvas - Melksham - (2012-04-10)
  [3697] Events in Melksham - read all about them, and tell us about yours - (2012-04-15)
  [3703] A Museum for Melksham History. Open from 12th May 2012. - (2012-04-21)
  [3704] The Bowerhill Villager - a newsletter for Bowerhill, Melksham - (2012-04-22)
  [3712] Some unpublished and historic pictures - Museum of Melksham - (2012-04-28)
  [3720] Melksham ATC - freedom of the town - (2012-05-05)
  [3735] A walk around Melksham this morning. Can you place all of these? - (2012-05-17)
  [3744] Short Web Addresses for Melksham - (2012-05-30)
  [3771] Fine evening, country walk from Melksham - pictures - (2012-06-21)
  [3822] Town Clean - Melksham - (2012-07-29)
  [3837] Evening behind Melksham Spa - (2012-08-12)
  [3864] Guest Guide for Well House Manor and Melksham - (2012-09-18)
  [3869] How have Melksham shops changed in 60 years? - (2012-09-24)
  [3897] Autumn scenes from Melksham - (2012-10-16)
  [3944] Melksham Christmas Lights, 2012 - (2012-12-05)
  [3949] Melksham Spa from Woolmore Farm - (2012-12-09)
  [3960] Picture - between Lacock and Melksham - (2012-12-21)
  [3962] Melksham welcomes visitors - new blue plaque trail and more - (2012-12-27)
  [4084] New Pictures - Melksham Pack Horse Bridge - (2013-05-12)
  [4119] Melksham - Flower Town - (2013-06-20)
  [4141] My pictures of Melksham Carnival, 13th July 2013 - (2013-07-14)
  [4145] After the storm - (2013-07-29)
  [4151] Tell me a bit about Melksham - (2013-08-10)
  [4169] Around and about - Melksham - (2013-09-08)
  [4357] Seeing Christmas Coming to Melksham - (2014-12-20)
  [4701] Pretty at the station too - (2016-07-06)

G999 - Well House Consultants - Keynote
  [164] Well House Consultants - review of 2004 - (2004-12-31)
  [225] 10 years and counting - (2005-02-23)
  [295] Pricing strategy - simple and fair - (2005-04-29)
  [360] Spring turns to Summer - (2005-06-26)
  [419] Most popular courses - (2005-08-19)
  [428] Swindon - Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge - Westbury train service - (2005-08-29)
  [452] Is enough enough? - (2005-09-27)
  [464] Technical Loneliness - (2005-10-14)
  [549] 2005 - Come as a student, leave as a friend - (2005-12-31)
  [626] Not just a pretty face to answer the phone. - (2006-02-26)
  [695] In the hospitality business - (2006-04-23)
  [774] Bed and Breakfast, or Hotel? - (2006-06-22)
  [845] Course scheduling and Geekmas - are they traditions yet? - (2006-08-26)
  [890] Open - (2006-10-09)
  [898] Courses at Well House Manor - (2006-10-19)
  [1079] Wilts and Berks - two conference / training rooms in Melksham - (2007-02-14)
  [1161] A contrast in room rates and facilities - (2007-04-25)
  [1245] Ensuring that our tutor answers YOUR questions - (2007-06-25)
  [1317] 2008 course schedule - Perl, Python, PHP, Linux, Java Deployment, Ruby and more - (2007-08-23)
  [1319] Customer feedback - lifeblood of a business - (2007-08-25)
  [1414] What we teach - expained for the non-technical - (2007-10-28)
  [1481] The Christmas Letter - (2007-12-22)
  [1492] Well House Consultants Training and Hotel - 2008 news - (2008-01-01)
  [1555] Advanced Python, Perl, PHP and Tcl training courses / classes - (2008-02-25)
  [1615] PHP training courses every month - (2008-04-18)
  [1676] A warm welcome for visitors from the USA - (2008-06-14)
  [1748] Hotel room prices - Melksham, Wiltshire - (2008-08-11)
  [1773] The Longest Possible Day - (2008-08-26)
  [1857] November and December Public Course Schedule - (2008-10-27)
  [1859] Wiltshire at dawn - the tourist trail - (2008-10-29)
  [1929] 2009 - Hotel, Meeting, Training Course prices - (2008-12-07)
  [1955] How to avoid duplicating web page maintainance - (2008-12-20)
  [1975] Well House Manor Hotel - on plan for 2009 business guests - (2009-01-03)
  [2144] Looking for a career change - Physician to Web Site Designer - (2009-04-28)
  [2216] Past Delegate Offer - Summer Holiday / Weekend Break - (2009-06-03)
  [2228] Where do I start when writing a program? - (2009-06-11)
  [2326] Learn a new programming language this summer. - (2009-08-06)
  [2384] Looking ahead to the Autumn season of training and accommodation - (2009-08-28)
  [2483] Clustering on Tomcat - (2009-10-30)
  [2537] Faster network, but not faster browsing until ... - (2009-12-14)
  [3164] Brown - or Mrs Sally Brown, accountant from Whitstable? - (2011-02-10)
  [4588] What teach you in a week stays with you for a decade - (2015-11-29)

G102 - Well House Consultants - Things to do in Melksham
  [5] Driving in the UK for new arrivals from the USA - (2004-08-07)
  [51] Gym and swimming - Melksham Blue Pool - (2004-09-16)
  [266] A beautiful place to live and learn - (2005-04-04)
  [298] Sharing pictures of Wiltshire - (2005-05-02)
  [305] Within about an hour - (2005-05-08)
  [312] Maud Heath - (2005-05-15)
  [325] Gone Racing - Larkhill, Wiltshire - (2005-05-26)
  [329] the Stately Homes of England - (2005-05-29)
  [342] The evening after the course - (2005-06-09)
  [344] Walk in Bath - (2005-06-11)
  [354] Ballooning from Bath - (2005-06-21)
  [488] Looking for railway groups and users - Swindon, Salisbury, Southampton - (2005-11-06)
  [500] Bowerhill, Melksham, 2006 Calendar - (2005-11-19)
  [524] Santa comes to Melksham - (2005-12-11)
  [670] Architectural Heritage - Devizes - (2006-04-04)
  [829] Where to go within 30 minutes of Melksham - (2006-08-11)
  [951] What happened at Geekmas - (2006-11-28)
  [989] Melksham Quiz - (2006-12-15)
  [1452] Santa on the train to Melksham - (2007-12-01)
  [1894] Shopping in Melksham - (2008-11-19)
  [2141] Town Crier competiton - (2009-04-25)
  [2656] Melksham Carnival - (2010-02-28)
  [3062] Melksham Carnival - getting ready for 2011 - (2010-11-20)
  [3229] Coincidence, or naturally repeating event? - (2011-04-03)
  [3230] Whaddon - near us and yet so remote from us - (2011-04-03)
  [3239] TrainWest, 2011 in pictures - Christie Miller, Bowerhill, Melksham - (2011-04-09)
  [3284] What to do in the evening during a Tcl course - (2011-05-10)
  [3531] Blowing our trumpet about Melksham - (2011-11-28)


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