Pictures of Shalbourne
The country village of Shalbourne in Wiltshire is marked out by its leafy lanes and clutch of pretty thatched properties. It is a friendly place, its dreamy, picturesque image belies its lively atmosphere and no where is this more evident than in the Plough Inn, the village pub which is at the heart of almost everything that goes on.
The village is best discovered on foot, one of the best places to start is the Plough, from here you can pick up leaflets describing walks in the area. On any one of these walks you can expect to discover lovely rural countryside and maybe encounter a pheasant or two, for the area abounds with wildlife. You may also come across Carvers Hill Farm, a farm which specialises in the growth of flowers and where seeds can be mixed to match your exact requirement.
A must for any visitor here is a peep at the lovely 18th century thatched barn on the 16th century Shalbourne Manor Farm Estate. The barn is highly picturesque, its construction showing a mixture of flint and brick walls, weatherboarding and timber framing. It sits beside a curved entrance dotted with saddle stones.
Shalbourne is a colourful village, it has a range of annual events including a typical village fayre and fete. It is good walking territory and has farms which arrange shooting parties.
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