Where to go
The farm is well positioned for day trips with plenty of exploring right on the doorstep.
Corsham Court has featured in several films and TV programmes including: Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Barry Lyndon, The Remains of the Day, A respectable Trade, Wives and Daughters.
Castle Combe has been the setting for many films including: Dr Dolittle, Poirot, Robin of Sherwood, Stardust, Wolfman and War Horse.
Lacock has been described by many residents as a ‘perpetual film set’. It is certainly a very poplar location for period dramas and films including: Cranford Chronicles, Harry Potter, 'The Other Boleyn' and The Wolfman
Pickwick Lodge Farm lies right on the southern edge of the world renowned Cotswolds region. Known for its chocolate box villages and stunning countryside there are many places worthy of a visit including that have been described in this guide. Additional places in the Cotswold that are within easy reach include
Corsham Court (2.2 miles)
Corsham Court is an English country house in a park designed by Capability Brown. It is in the town of Corsham, 3 miles (5 km) west of Chippenham, Wiltshire and is notable for its fine art collection, based on the nucleus of paintings inherited in 1757 by Paul Methuen from his uncle, Sir Paul Methuen, the diplomat. It is currently the home of the present Baron Methuen, James Methuen-Campbell, the eighth generation of the Methuens to live there.
Roman Baths (9.4 miles)
The Roman Baths - as the name suggests, are the original baths that were used during the time of the Romans. The impressive baths are made up of the sacred spring, temple, Great Bath, changing rooms and saunas. As you will see, this was one of the finest examples of thermal spas in the ancient world.
The Kennet and Avon Canal
Local to Pickwick Lodge Farm is the Kennet & Avon Canal, which flows from Bath, through Bradford on Avon to Devizes and beyond. This picturesque route takes in the historic towns and beautiful rolling hills and downs of the North Somerset and Wiltshire countryside.
The canal is a great place to go for range of leisure activities including boating, cycling, eating at a traditional English pub or visiting one of the historic attractions en-route.
Wiltshire White Horses
Wiltshire is home to 13 out of a total of Britain’s 24 white horses, although only eight of Wiltshire’s horses are still visible. The chalk downs of central Wiltshire make it an ideal place for these hill carvings as almost all white horses are carved from chalk.
Most of the figures are thought to date from around 300 years ago. However in Devizes a new White Horse was cut to celebrate the millennium and it is a reverse image of the original white horse which was one there.
The Westbury white horse is the oldest of the Wiltshire horses and is very well situated high up on a steep slope enjoying panoramic views. There is a visitors car park and viewing point to the east of Westbury as well as above the horse on Westbury Hill.
Westonbirt Arboretum (15.1 miles)
Westonbirt was started around 1829 and many of the specimens now present date back to that time.
The site covers an area of 600acres and includes areas of Ancient Semi Natural Woodland, specimen plants and open grassland. This woodland is an important area in itself as it represents one of the largest areas of woodland of its type in the locality.
It is primarily Oak Standards with an understorey of Hazel coppice with some areas of high forest. Some of the work in these areas involves the restoration of this woodland type, which was clearfelled some 60 years ago.
Avebury (18.2 miles)
Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. One of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, it contains the largest stone circle in Europe.
Stonehenge (27.2 miles)
Stonehenge is one of the great marvels of the world. Built approx 5000 years ago, it is one of the most sophisticated stone circles in the world. Mystery still exists to its original purpose. The tourist centre has recently been upgraded and is proving extremely popular. We would recommend booking your tickets before your arrival.
Longleat (20.6 miles)
Longleat is a great day out for anyone visiting the area. From the world famous Safari Park containing lions, tigers, rhinoceros, giraffe and monkeys.
Longleat also has many other attractions within the park, including safari boats, maze, adventure castle, railway, tea cup ride and other side shows.
Longleat is also home to Longleat House, which is a fine example of Elizabethan architecture, set within grounds landscaped by 'Capability Brown' and containing an art collection.
Cheddar Gorge (31.3 miles)
Cheddar Gorge is set amongst some of England's most dramatic landscape, being situated within the Mendip Hills, next to the town of Cheddar.
There are numerous activities within the area, including the safe exploration of Cheddar's caves, cliff-top walks, lookout towers and a museum to name a few of the attractions.
As the name suggests, this is the birthplace of the world famous Cheddar cheese, which were originally left to mature in the caves in this gorge. The original method of cheese making can still be tasted in the village.
Wookey Hole (29.7 miles)
Wookey Hole Caves are a series of limestone caverns, a show cave and tourist attraction in the village of Wookey Hole on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills near Wells in Somerset, England. The River Axe flows through the cave.