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a Historic Market Town in the county of Wiltshire

Caen Hill Lock Flight, Devizes, Wilsthire. Summer 2004
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About Devizes

Devizes is a small market town situate on the edge of the great expanse of Salisbury Plain. Originally bounded by three manors, hence its name - a version of 'ad divisas' meaning, at the boundary. The town shows elegant houses of the 18th-century and Tudor houses can be seen in St. John's Alley. Devizes Castle, constructed in the 19th-century, contains fragments of the earlier castle, demolished following the Civil War. The church of St.John was built in the 12th-century, for the castle. St. Mary's church was built in the town at the same time. Both churches feature fine Norman work and St.John's has a magnificent tower.

Historically, the town dates back to the Bronze Age, a fact borne out by the many findings of interesting relics from this period. These, together with relics from the Neolithic and Iron Age, are housed in the local museum.

There are many other interesting features in this lovely old town and these include an ancient market cross and the Bear Inn which dates 16th-century. The inn was visited by Fanny Burney in 1730 and the landlord was the father of the painter Thomas Lawrence.

More latterly, the town is known for the Kennet and Avon Canal. The canal passes close to the town, and rises with the aid of 29 locks built by Rennie, to a height of 237 feet in two and a half miles. It is one of the longest flight of locks in the country.

Attractive nearby features include the beautiful chalk carving of the White Horse, the NT property of Avebury Manor and West Kennet Long Barrows. The town has many excellent shops, pubs and restaurants.

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5 St Johns Court in Devizes, Wiltshire, England4 stars

5 St Johns Court

Devizes, Wiltshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
5 St Johns Court is found in a Georgian house, in the centre of the market town of Devizes. Free WiFi is accessible in public areas, and free parking is possible on site. Rooms here will provide you ...
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The Hat Apartment in Devizes, Wiltshire, England

The Hat Apartment

Devizes, Wiltshire, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
The Hat Apartment offers pet-friendly accommodation in Devizes, 25 km from Bath. The unit is 43 km from Bristol. Towels and bed linen are available in this self-catering accommodation. There is a pri...
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The Peppermill Hotel in Devizes, Wiltshire, England5 stars

The Peppermill Hotel

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The Bear Hotel in Devizes, Wiltshire, England3 stars

The Bear Hotel

Devizes, Wiltshire, England (0.2 miles, 0.4 km)
Located in Devizes’ town centre, The Bear is within 200 metres of shops and restaurants. Locally sourced produce is served in both the relaxed Bear Grills Bistro. Free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV fea...
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Cedar Lodge in Devizes, Wiltshire, England

Cedar Lodge

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Avalon Lodge Bed and Breakfast

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