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The Village of Biddestone


A lively fete - The Close, Biddestone, Wiltshire near BathBiddestone has been described as the quintessential English village.
Situated at the southernmost tip of the Cotswolds, and within easy reach of the World Heritage City of Bath, the village is an ideal holiday location for anyone wishing to explore this beautiful part of Britain, whilst enjoying the peace and tranquillity of village life.

Close by are the historic villages of Lacock and Castle Combe, and the pretty market town of Corsham is only 2 miles away, giving access to a wide range of shops, restaurants and amenities.

With Anglo-Saxon origins, the village prospered in the 17th century due to the wool trade. The heart of the village is the green, surrounded by 17th & 18th century houses built from mellow Cotswold stone. The duck pond was originally a watering place for cattle from the local farms.

Biddestone Village Pond, Wiltshire near Bath

There are two pubs in the village, the White Horse and the Biddestone Arms offering traditional ales and homemade food.

The church of St Nicholas is a pretty building dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, whilst on the edge of the village is the impressive Biddestone Manor, the gardens of which are occasionally opened to the public.

The Biddestone fete is held on the last Saturday of June, when the green becomes a thriving centre of activity, with traditional stalls & games, a brass band, and cream teas served in the gardens of The Close.

The village is a very active community, with several sports clubs including cricket and tennis and regular social events are held in the Village Hall. Please click on the links to find out more about everything the village has to offer.

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