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About Calne

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Calne is a town and civil parish in Wiltshire, southwestern England, at the north-western extremity of the North Wessex Downs hill range, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also lucky enough to be in the area covered by DarkStar Discos, Calne marquee hire experts. Calne is on a small river, the Marden, that rises 2 miles (3 kilometres) away in the Wessex Downs and is the only town on that river. It is on the A4 road national route 19 mi (31 km) east of Bath, 6 mi (10 km) east of Chippenham, 13 mi (21 km) west of Marlborough and 16 mi (26 km) south-west of Swindon. Wiltshire's county town of Trowbridge is 15 mi (24 km) to the south-west, with London 82 mi (132 km) due east as the crow flies. At the 2011 Census, Calne had 17,274 inhabitants

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Calne Travel Links

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The town centre suffers traffic congestion, with the A4 through the town close to gridlock during rush hour, due to single-file traffic between Curzon Street and Wood Street, with eastbound traffic having priority. A northern bypass road (part of the A3102 road) was completed in 2001. Road - Calne is equidistant (12 mi or 19 km) from the M4 motorway at Junction 16 (Wootton Bassett/Swindon West) to the northeast of Calne, and the westbound M4 junction 17 just north of Chippenham to the northwest.

Air -
The nearest main passenger airport is Bristol, 38 mi (61 km) to the south west.

Rail -
Calne has no railway.

Bus -
In March 2007 Calne was designated as a National Express coach stop on route 403 from Bath to London via Heathrow Airport. The service runs once a day and has wheelchair-accessible coaches. Stagecoach West, Faresaver and Thamesdown Transport provide bus services to other nearby towns and cities such as Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Swindon and Bath.



Taxi Firms in Calne

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With so much to do within Calne and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.

Calne is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Eric’s Taxis, Calne Taxis and White Horse Cars.


Hotels and Guest Houses in Calne

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Best Western Plus Angel Hotel Chippenham, near Calne -
The Best Western Plus Angel Hotel Chippenham Wiltshire is a delightful 17th Century coaching inn set in the market town of Chippenham. In fact, it overlooks the marketplace itself, giving guests convenience and character in abundance! Dating back to 1751, the hotel building has been refurbished to offer modern and contemporary surroundings. At the Best Western Plus Angel Hotel Chippenham Wiltshire there are 50 bedrooms, all of which are en-suite: 15 rooms of individual character are located in the main house with an additional 35 modern executive rooms situated in the courtyard wing. You’ll be able to relax in style in the hotel’s leisure club and walled courtyard garden. A small hotel with lots of character, the Best Western Plus Angel Hotel Chippenham Wiltshire offers homely, welcoming service at all times. The friendly staff make this a wonderful place to spend time at and an even more inviting place to return to after a day at one of the many nearby beauty spots.

The Old Joinery Calne -
The Old Joinery offers luxury self-catering Accommodation within a converted barn style building, set back from the main house on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Cherhill. It is located within the conservation area and surrounded by open countryside, with views up to the famous Cherhill White Horse and Ancient Monument. There are three luxury bedrooms sleeping up to 6 people, each with their own stylish bathroom. Each bedroom has luxury White Company linen, Hungarian Goose pillows and duvets and soft white fluffy towels, as well as complimentary toiletries from The White Company. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor and has a flat walk-in shower. The lounge/diner has large comfy leather sofas and cushions and a large oak dining table and chairs. There is a fully fitted kitchen and a small courtyard garden with BBQ and views across the open countryside. There is a friendly village pub, which serves good homemade food, just a short walk from The Old Joinery. They also offer off road parking and free Wi-Fi throughout.

The Foxham Inn, near Calne -
Whether you’re in town just for the night or for a short break, The Foxham Inn is the perfect country retreat for you. There are two beautiful en-suite rooms available for either single or double occupancy, and they can even supply you with an extra airbed for a small additional charge should you require it. You’ll feel completely relaxed and at home in the picturesque Wiltshire surroundings, with beautiful views over the countryside as well as a flat screen TV, wi-fi and tea & coffee making facilities in your room for your convenience. There are also ample cycle and walking routes around the pub if you’d like to explore the area a little further. A variety of hospitality packages are available, whether you just want a room for the night or would like to include lunch, an evening meal and/or breakfast too. Please be aware that the restaurant and bar are closed on Mondays, but you are welcome to dine with us at any other time.



Places to Get Married in Calne

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Marden House Calne -
Marden House was home to the Wharfinger who handled traffic on the Wilts and Berks Canal, which terminated here. When local people raised funds and obtained grants to renovate the building and convert it to a community and arts centre, Prince Charles gave his support by visiting in 1988 (see the plaque on the front of the building), and the centre was opened in 1990. Marden House may surprise you: visitors often find it has more charm and more possibilities than they imagined. Providing a high degree of seclusion, the Marden House Centre is suited to a wide variety of uses, from private parties, wedding celebrations, business meetings and exhibitions to public performances. Make the Centre your own by decorating and giving it your personal touch. For your special day they offer a complete Centre package, giving access to all areas from 6pm on Friday until 10.00 am on Sunday which gives time to set up on Friday and clear away on Sunday morning, leaving Saturday just for you although the party must end by midnight. The current hire rate for this package is £895. The magical garden will certainly give an added wow factor to your day. Your photographs will be a lasting memory and your guests will be amazed when they see this hidden gem. You can even put up your own marque, gazebos and have a hog roast or barbecue.



Event Planning in Calne

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omplete your event in Calne with DarkStar Discos. We are the Calne marquee hire experts who offer the following services that can greatly reduce any event planning stress. Bars - you don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - no need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the one taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering. For all your event-planning needs, contact DarkStar Discos, the Calne marquee hire experts.



Top Restaurants in Calne

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Fay's Bistro Calne –
The Bistro team team strives to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere where our guests can relax and enjoy their experience at Fay’s. You just can’t beat the location! Beach Terrace offers a view of the River Marden which runs through the heritage quarter of Calne. Sit on the patio and watch the world go by! They take great pride in the local community, and the people that make it. Whether it is the annual Bike Meet, Duck Race or Christmas Festival; join them for a hot drink, chilled glass of wine, or a bite to eat and take in the sights. Fay’s Bistro makes fresh soups, cakes, scones, tarts and a legendary sausage roll from scratch! They order in fresh fish each week to make their own fish fingers and a customer favourite the Hearty Fish Pie! A local butcher delivers the very best sirloin steak allowing them to deliver a proper steak sandwich that leaves you wanting more. The personal touch is what it’s all about. The wide-ranging menu is completely customisable to individual tastes, dietary requirements and lifestyle choices With plenty of veggie options, gluten free options and vegan options on the menu. Don’t be afraid to ask the staff if anything can be altered to fit your needs. They make to order so it really isn’t a problem to make a tweak here and there to suit your needs.

Sampaguita Cafe Calne -
Sampaguita Cafe is located in a secluded court yard which can be found down a small alley way off Church Street, opposite St Mary's Church. It serves a variety of British and Asian food, all day breakfast, scones, cakes and a selection of hot and cold drinks. It also has a selection of Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free Vegan and Gluten Free options plus daily specials all available to eat in or take away. Sampaguita cafe holds regular theme nights throughout the year featuring food from around the world. Check their blog or follow them on Facebook for further details. The cafe is open Monday to Saturday 09:00-16:30 and closed on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday. (If you are wondering where the name comes from, Sampaguita is the national flower of the Philippines.)

The George Inn Sandy Lane, near Calne - The George Inn is a beautiful country pub located in the idyllic village of Sandy Lane. The pub is located near Lacock village which is a notable for its picturesque streets and historic houses, untouched by modern alterations. They offer a delicious West Country Carvery, which is served daily alongside a tasty pub-classics menu. The Carvery is served lunchtime and evenings, the pub classic menu is served all day. They also have a great range of draught beers, quality cask ales and wine on offer.


Top Things to do in Calne

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The Calne Heritage Centre - In the early 1990s, as a result of an initiative of the Calne Town Council and the Calne Project, a working party was set up to pursue the aim of establishing a heritage centre in Calne. Its first achievement was to mount an exhibition in 1992 called 'A Taste of Harris' covering the history of the Harris bacon industry in Calne. It was a great success and some of the material is now on display in the Centre. For 10 years, the working party sought to find suitable premises for the Centre eventually settling on an arrangement with the Calne Town Council to lease the Carnegie Building. Until the opening of new building in 2001, the Carnegie building was the home of the library in Calne. After the library moved, Calne Town Council acquired the building from the County. Recognising the strong local feeling that the building should remain in public use and its suitability for the Heritage Centre, it has been their home since the official opening by the Earl of Kerry on the 5th of October 2004. 

Silbury Hill near Calne -
The largest artificial mound in Europe, mysterious Silbury Hill compares in height and volume to the roughly contemporary Egyptian pyramids. Probably completed in around 2400 BC, it apparently contains no burial. Though clearly important in itself, its purpose and significance remain unknown. Silbury Hill is part of the Avebury World Heritage Site, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. There is free parking for around 15 cars but there are no designated disabled spaces and it cannot accommodate coaches or minibuses. Information panels in the viewing area give insight into the history and construction of this fascinating structure. Please note there is no public access to the hill in order to protect the site and its sensitive archaeology.

Stonehenge, near Calne -
Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500-year-old man. Iconic symbol of Britain, a walk around the Stone Circle is the centrepiece of any visit to the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. 

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Calne Today

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Calne is a great place from which you can discover the timeless wonders of Wiltshire. It is on the edge of the North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a great example of Wiltshire’s timeless beauty. Nearby is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Avebury, yet another part of the pre-historic landscape which includes Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow and, a little further afield, iconic Stonehenge. On the doorstep is magnificent Bowood, home to one of Capability Brown’s most splendid parks; a great place to spend a day or even longer. For travellers on the A4, Calne is a great place to take a break and wander. The A4 goes through the heart of Calne’s heritage quarter and Calne offers some of the best free parking of any town on the route. Stop off and visit the selection of independent shops and cafes, the Heritage Centre, the delightful Castlefields Canal and River Park, and the outstanding Atwell Wilson Motor Museum.

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