New Homes in Devizes
Located in Wiltshire, on the edge of the Salisbury Plain, Devizes is a bustling market town with plenty to see and do in the local area. Whether you enjoy independent shopping, are looking for a town with a community feel, or wish to explore the local countryside, there’ll be something for the whole family close to your new home in Devizes.
Things to see and do
Devizes is a town with a real community spirit, hosting many local events throughout the year including the Food Festival, Art Festival, and International Street Festival & Carnival.
The community feel continues with a trip to the famous Wadworth Brewery – having been part of the local community for 140 years the brewery holds tours into the past as well as a chance to meet the artists in residence creating hand-painted pub signs as well as the famous shire horses. Other family-friendly activities in the area include the Wiltshire Museum, the Wharf Theatre, and kayaking and canoeing at the Lower Wharf.
With Devizes fantastic location on the edge of the beautiful Wiltshire downs, there are so many opportunities to explore nature close to the town. These include walks in the Vale of Pewsey, trips to nearby Stonehenge and Avebury, as well as a day spent exploring the Kennet and Avon Canal.
As you’d expect from a bustling market town, much of the activity in Devizes is centred on the Market Place, where residents can enjoy several restaurants, cafes, independent shops and an indoor market.
For families moving to Devizes with children of both primary and secondary school age, the town is home to several good schools including Southbroom Infants’ School, Devizes School, St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Wansdyke School, and Downland School.
Getting to Devizes
Whether you’re commuting for work, or travelling to see family and friends, Devizes is connected to the rest of the UK road network with several A-roads running through the town, and the M4 motorway 15 miles away. You can reach Bath in under an hour, Bristol in 90 minutes, Swindon in 40 minutes, and Chippenham in half an hour. London is two and a half hours drive away, with a coach service direct from Devizes to Victoria.
There are several bus routes in the town connecting Devizes with local towns including Swindon, Bath and Chippenham. When the time comes to enjoy a well-earned rest with a holiday, the closest international airport to Devizes is Bristol.