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County - Wiltshire | Map
Tel code: 01985 | code search
Postcode: BA12 | code search
Population: 130
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The Dove inn
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Corton is a small village just off the A36 situated in the Wyle Valley near Warminster. The village is on the path of the ancient Wessex Ridgeway. Once a main artery in ancient Briton, the Ridgeway is now one of the most trodden rights of way in England. Walkers might want to time their trip carefully so as to catch the orchids which flourish on the chalk downland. The local village pub, the Dove Inn, serves food and cask conditioned ales and is a popular stop off for walkers. To the west of Corton is the Corton Long barrow. This is a Neolithic long barrow on the West Wiltshire Downs. 19th century excavations uncovered two cremation burials in an urn and eight skeletons. Walkers can glimpse the barrow from an old rutted track that leads up to the Ridgeway from Model Farm. Just outside Corton, in between the river and the B3095 and on the way to the village of Boyton is Chattle Hole. It is one of the Seven Holy Wells of Wiltshire. The spring there is now overgrown but local legend tells of a large cauldron shaped depression that was said to have swallowed up a chapel.

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Dove Inn (0.11 miles)

Dove Inn
The Dove is a thriving, traditional Village pub, located in the beautiful and tranquil Wylye valley and is an ideal base when visiting the South West, with Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge within a short drive ... More | visit website
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Prince Leopold Inn (0.47 miles)

Prince Leopold Inn
The Prince Leopold was acquired by new owners in June 2010 and has been completely refurbished. The Inn enjoys the archetypal setting for an English country inn - standing beside the River Wylye, looking out ... More | visit website
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Red Lion (1.50 miles)

Red Lion
Mike, Leonora and staff welcome you to the red Lion, a pub with guest rooms, in picturesque Heytesbury. This ancient village, with 12th C church, is in the Wylie Valley an area of outstanding natural ... More | visit website
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Westover House B&B (1.76 miles)

Westover House B&B
A warm welcome awaits you at Westover, situated in the beautiful Wylye Valley with picture postcard views. Westover is set in about 6 acres overlooking the meadows and the Great Ridge in the distance. Guests ... More | visit website
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Bishopstrow House (3.31 miles)

Bishopstrow House

Bishopstrow House is the quintessential ivy clad Georgian mansion. It combines the intimacy of a grand country hotel retreat with all the benefits of modern facilities and luxury of the Spa. A Grade II listed ... More | visit website

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Clock Cottage (3.81 miles)

Clock Cottage
Clock Cottage sits in a leafy hollow along a long country lane set amidst the peacefully rolling Wiltshire Countryside. After a mile the lane continues on into a footpath and footbridge over the beautiful Wylye ... More | visit website
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The Old Rectory (4.11 miles)

The Old Rectory
The Old Rectory is a the former residence of the Rector of the Parish of Chicklade and Hindon offering a warm welcome and friendly service in lovely surroundings and at an affordable price including a ... More | visit website
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The Old Bell Inn (4.78 miles)

The Old Bell Inn

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The Old Bell was built in 1483 and has seen many different changes over the years. In its present format it offers something for everyone. Situated in the Centre of ... More

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number twenty eight (4.91 miles)

number twenty eight

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Numbertwenty-eight is a delightful bed and breakfast in the centre of Warminster, above Jacqueline's Restaurant & Tea Rooms. There are two newly refurbished ensuite rooms available in this 18th century ... More

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The Lamb Inn (5.18 miles)

The Lamb Inn

The Lamb began trading as a public house probably as early as the twelfth century. By 1870 it was already well established as a posting inn that supplied 300 post horses for coaches. To this day, ... More | visit website

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