This one-day itinerary will take you on a history tour of Great Bedwyn, with lunch in the village and then a circular walk in the afternoon. You can of course do this in any order you wish and perhaps include dinner at a local pub at the end of the day.
The very attractive village of Great Bedwyn has an interesting and eventful history. It has been subject to much change over the centuries, having had a Roman road in its parish, as well as the arrival of the Kennet & Avon Canal and the Great Western Railway in the 19th century. It was here that the Seymours of Wolfhall were lords of the manor and the Seymour family tomb can be seen in St Mary’s Church.
A real chocolate box of a village, with a lot of history and some great walking - this one-day itinerary will really bring the village’s history and importance to life.
A history walk of the village with the Bedwyn History Society - guided or self-guided.
The local Guide from the Bedwyn History Society will bring the history of the village to life and will be able to answer your questions about how people would have lived and worked in ages past. What is the significance of the Seymour family? How did Jane Seymour meet King Henry VIII? Why are there so few 17th century and earlier cottages in Church Street?
1 to 1.5 hours
A range of delightful circular walks from the Bedwyn Footpaths Group and Visit Pewsey Vale.