Warminster is one of those quiet little towns that you find in Wiltshire and much of the South West; not a lot goes on and life just ticks along nicely. Go and have a wander round and you’ll be surprised how much there is to pass the time; have a stroll around the Lake Pleasure Grounds, or go to Smallbrook Meadows Nature Reserve and listen out for the plop of a water vole taking to the water. Browse the mostly independent shops, stop by for a coffee somewhere, maybe have a pizza at The Old Fire Station, or something tasty at the Weymouth Arms.
Warminster isn’t without its history, being home to the oldest working maltings in Britain, and to Dents glove factory which has been rolling out gloves since the 18th century – and supplying them to the royal family.
Beyond the town is some of the most spectacular scenery in this part of the UK; the borders of the Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs, both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for obvious reasons. Just a few miles away is the Elizabethan Manor and drive through safari park at Longleat, one of the UK’s biggest family attractions.
All information correct at the time of writing