If you fancy the idea of browsing round a market town when you’re on holiday in Wiltshire, Chippenham’s not a bad idea. It’s one of those towns that has a distinctly upbeat feel about, and that, coupled with the historic architecture and modern shops makes it a good place to visit. On Fridays and Saturdays there’s a lively market, at other times there are craft shows or antique and book fairs, and throughout the year there are exciting events like the Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday, a Folk Festival in May and a Classic Car Rally in October. What’s really rather nice is to have a stroll along the River Avon and come back for lunch in the town; The Pheasant, Athena Greek Restaurant, Rivo Lounge and Jolly’s Irish Café all have good reviews.
All information correct at the time of writing