OUT & ABOUT
All Cannings is set in the beautiful vale of Pewsey - a place that is quintessentially England.
With rolling countryside, country lanes, thatched cottages, white horses carved into the hills, crop circles, spectacular views and plenty of space to escape and relax.
Places of interest include Avebury Stone Circle, The Long Barrow, Silbury Hill, Marlborough, Devizes
and many local pubs and places to eat. We even have our very own pub, The Horseshoe, in Mildenhall, Marlborough a short distance away! More info below.
Avebury henge and stone circles are one of the greatest marvels of prehistoric Britain. Built and much altered during the Neolithic period, roughly between 2850 BC and 2200 BC, the henge survives as a huge circular bank and ditch, encircling an area that includes part of Avebury village. Within the henge is the largest stone circle in Britain - originally of about 100 stones - which in turn encloses two smaller stone circles.
Avebury is part of an extraordinary set of Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial sites that seemingly formed a vast sacred landscape. They include West Kennet Avenue, West Kennet Long Barrow, The Sanctuary, Windmill Hill, and the mysterious Silbury Hill. Many can be reached on foot from the village. The Alexander Keiller Museum also displays many notable finds from the Avebury monuments. Together with Stonehenge, Avebury and its surroundings are a World Heritage Site
THE MARKET TOWN OF MARLBOROUGH
Just 11 miles from All Cannings is the the Historic Market town of Marlborough. Here you will find excellent shopping and a wide choice of places to eat and things to do.
Market days are on Wednesdays and Saturdays through the High Street. Traditionally Marlborough hosts a International Jazz Festival.
There's countryside within 10 minutes walk of the High Street in almost any direction, and downland, stone circles and the River Kennet chalk stream flows through the town centre.
Places of interest to visit in Marlborough:
Crofton Pumping Station: This is one of the most significant industrial heritage sites in the United Kingdom
Savernake Forest: Great wild wood. Fabulous for dog walkingi Bisected by easy-to-follow trails, and plenty of room to escape the hordes.
Westwoods: A very extensive expanse of beech woodland very popular in late spring due to the fantastic displays of bluebells which carpet the forest floor.
Our very own family run pub is located in Mildenhall, Marlborough, a short drive from Rendells Farm. The Horseshoe is an old thatched village pub that has been fully restored and renovated withh a brand new kitchen and restaurant. Outdoors offers a large pub garden and we welcome families and dogs! Booking is advised as it does get busy!
016772 514 725
THE KINGS ARMS
Next door to Rendells Farm is All Cannings' pub - a traditional 19th century English pub providing great tasting food and beverages with a contemporary feel. Booking recommended.
Just six mils from All Cannings is Devizes. a charming market town worth visiting for its ancient architecture, rich history, and fantastic shopping. Drop by on a Thursday for what remains of the old markets, and grab a bargain from the fruit and vegetable stalls. With a colourful Medieval past, wealth of history Devizes has more than 500 listed buildings.
Whatever your reason for visiting Devizes, there is a wide range of traditional independent shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.
Places of interest to visit in Devizes:
The Kennet & Avon Canal is a great favourite with many people. A few minutes from the centre of Devizes lies Devizes Wharf, a great place to start exploring the canal.
Caen Hill Locks - a flight of 29 locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, between Devizes and Rowde
Wadworth Brewery: Wadworth has been brewing beer in the beautiful market town of Devizes, in Wiltshire, since 187 and they still deliver beer to local Devizes Wadworth pubs on the dray pulled by their Shire Horse (Sam)