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About Westbury

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Westbury is in the far west of Wiltshire, close to the border with Somerset. Anyone in the Westbury are who needs an experienced event-planner should contact DarkStar Discos, the Westbury marquee hire experts

It lies at the north-western edge of Salisbury Plain, 18 miles (29 km) southeast of the city of Bath, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south of the county town of Trowbridge and 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north of the garrison town of Warminster. Other nearby towns and cities include Frome, Devizes and Salisbury. The villages in the Westbury postal area are Bratton, Chapmanslade, Dilton Marsh, Edington, Heywood and Hawkeridge, and Coulston. Also nearby are Upton Scudamore, North Bradley, and Yarnbrook; and Rudge, Standerwick, and Beckington in Somerset. In the past, Westbury was sometimes known as Westbury-under-the-Plain to distinguish it from other towns of the same name. Westbury is nestled under the north-western bluffs of Salisbury Plain, and it is there that the town's most famous feature can be seen: the Westbury White Horse. If you need help planning your special day, contact DarkStar Discos, the Westbury marquee hire experts.

 

 

Westbury Travel Links

 

Road -
The A350 road passes through the town and a controversial Westbury Bypass was once proposed which would have reduced traffic in parts of the town but would have had a negative effect on the landscape on the east of the town. The eastern bypass scheme was eventually rejected after an Independent Planning Inquiry recommended against it in 2009. The town remains a bottleneck on the A350 route.

 

Railway -
The town is an important junction point on the railway network, as it lies at the point where the Reading to Taunton line, forming a link from London Paddington to Penzance, intersects the Wessex Main Line, linking Bristol and Bath Spa to Salisbury and Southampton. Westbury railway station is northwest of the town centre. A smaller station, Dilton Marsh, is to the southwest of the town centre between the suburbs of Dilton Marsh and Westbury Leigh.

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Taxi Firms in Westbury

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With so much to do within Westbury 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.

 

Westbury is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Tim’s Taxis, A2B Taxis and Round-a-Bout Travel.

 

 

Hotels and Guest Houses in Westbury

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The Chalford House Hotel Westbury -
The Chalford House Hotel is a family run hotel, restaurant and bar situated in the town of Westbury within close proximity to the cities of Bath and Salisbury. 20 individually styled bed-rooms ensure a relaxing stay. In addition to the rooms in the main house there are ground floor garden rooms, family & dog friendly rooms and one purpose built disabled room. The restaurant, bistro, bar and conservatory offer the perfect environment for all occasions and business events and they can offer catering for up to 80 people. Lunchtime and evening menus with daily specials offering home favourites as well as innovative dishes using the finest local produce. Other features/facilities include; free parking, free Wi-Fi, electric car charge point, dog friendly.

 

Premier Inn Trowbridge, near Westbury -
Relax in style in the new generation bedrooms, featuring an impressive 40" flat screen TV, freshly-updated bathroom with large shower head, and brand new, slumber-inducing, king-size Hypnos bed. The full Premier Inn Breakfast includes freshly-cooked bacon, sausages, eggs cooked your way, hash browns, beans and black pudding, for a great start to your day. If you fancy something a bit lighter, try the tasty Continental Breakfast instead, with fruit, cereal and freshly-baked pastries (Premier Inn Breakfasts include the full selection from the Continental Breakfast). This Trowbridge hotel is ideally located in the centre of town, just half a mile from Trowbridge train station and within walking distance of the Civic Centre. The town itself is steeped in history, with striking centuries'-old architecture and imposing Grade I-listed buildings waiting to be discovered.

 

Water Gardens B&B Trowbridge, near Westbury –
A home from home B&B that provides four beautifully appointed Guest Bedrooms with en-suites, guest lounge/dining area and freshly cooked Farm Breakfasts. The rooms come equipped with hot pressurised showers, wet room and underfloor heating throughout. All rooms are en-suite and offer free Wi-Fi and secure off-street parking. If you wish to do your own thing, there is the self-contained Water Garden’s End which consists of a large vaulted lounge/dining area with Italian modular seating and large extendable mango dining table and rattan chairs. Large flat screen TV and DVD player, books and games. Large double-glazed sliding doors. There are three attached bedrooms and a well-equipped studio kitchen with washing machine; fridge & freezer; microwave; single electric oven with electric hob; extractor fan; toaster and kettle. Under-floor heating with separate zone controls. There are heat/smoke detectors in the building. All linen and towels are provided. Basic essentials on arrival and welcome cream tea. Shared car park and gardens.

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Places to Get Married in Westbury

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The Laverton Westbury -
The Laverton is a 19th century Italianate gothic palazzo designed by W.J. Stent in 1873 and built for the community of Westbury by Abraham Laverton. This community venue sits conveniently in the heart of Westbury town, just 5 minutes from the High Street. The venue has everything you need from a venue, whether it’s an elegant room with ample flexible space, a lavish and elegant hall for a wedding reception, a conference room that fits 125 delegates or an easy access venue to Westbury town centre. This period venue is well equipped with a modern kitchen, a piano, full range of audio and technical services, hearing loop, licensed bar, conference facilities, disabled access and unlimited free Wi-Fi. Mid- week weddings and winter weddings can currently be booked for any Monday to Thursday date. Dating from 1873, The Laverton provides an unusual and romantic setting for a fairytale wedding or black-tie event, with its period wrought iron staircase and an elaborate ornate stained-glass window makes an ideal setting for a perfect photo. Receptions are held in the spacious Main Hall and reception drinks are held in the adjacent William room, which has its own private bar. The Main Hall accommodates up to 125 guests for evening receptions on round and rectangular tables.

 

The Old Brewery Westbury -
Create your own wonderful memories by having your wedding reception at The Old Brewery. The Old Brewery is a versatile space formed by a pitched marquee attached to what was an old brewery at The Horse and Groom. There is a satin lining for the marquee which creates a magical space, which is enhanced by a floral screen which acts as a backdrop to your reception. It’s no surprise that couples come from far and wide to view the spectacular venue and fall in love with this special place. The Old Brewery can comfortably accommodate up to 60 guests. The room can be arranged in a variety of ways with different seating plans and table layouts to suit your requirements.  The Old Brewery owners Bob & Carol Musker offer a wealth of experience and personal service to all couples. They assist with the wedding preparations and, of course, are on hand during the big day.

 

Wick Farm Bath, near Westbury -
A Beautiful Wedding Venue in Somerset. Whether you require a Civil Ceremony, partnership, same sex marriage or a reception, wedding breakfast and evening party Wick Farm will make your day and exceed all your expectations. The ceremony takes place in the Upper Barn, with its beautiful high ceilings and 600-year-old beams. Followed by drinks in the stunning garden overlooking the duck pond and open fields or in the winter drinks are served in the Lower Barn with its vaulted ceiling and Oak floors. The Wedding breakfast is a feast prepared by the in-house caterers, Strawberry Fields, anything from a barbeque or hog roast to a three-course sumptuous meal or buffet. While you retire for coffee or cocktails in the Lower barn, the evening entertainment prepares for the start of the party, at this point your evening guest would arrive to join the fun. Wick Farm is set in 37 acres of beautiful countryside with views of the White Horse.  Around the farm you will discover all kinds of animals: chickens, quails, pigs, sheep and a pond alive with ducks, geese and moorhens. There is parking for 50 cars and with our local caterers, florists, hotels and taxi services all your needs can be organised.

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Event Planning in Westbury

 

Complete your event in Westbury with DarkStar Discos. We are a Westbury marquee hire that offers the following service which can greatly remove any event planning stress from you: 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. To help with all your event planning, contact DarkStar Discos - the Westbury marquee hire experts.

Top Restaurants in Westbury

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The Horse and Groom Westbury -
The Horse & Groom is an independently operated family restaurant, traditional pub & bed & breakfast. Ideally situated, on the edge of Salisbury Plain, for visiting Longleat (15mins), Bath (1/2 hour by train) Salisbury (1/2 hour by train). Their aim is simply to provide traditional service to our customers in a comfortable, safe environment and to have lots of fun! Where possible they make all the food on the premises, using fresh food in season. The snacks menu is always available and on Sunday they offer a Sunday Lunch Menu alongside all the other menus.

 

The Hollies Westbury -
This is an independently run business which offers a wide selection of traditional home cooked meals as well as an ever-changing specials board and a selection of three cask marque real ales. They are ideally located for those wishing to visit many of the Wiltshire attractions including Longleat, the White Horses and Stonehenge after enjoying a lunch time meal. They currently serve food in the restaurant six days a week offering traditional pub fare. The fully licensed bar is open seven days a week offering a varied range of real ales, spirits and wines. Working closely with customers they have created a well-rounded and balanced menu with something to suit everyone. Their support of local food producers means that they are able to offer traditional pub fare at a high standard.

 

La Campagna Warminster, near Westbury -
La Campagna aims to bring a vibrant, warm and welcoming dining experience with a unique combination of a traditional pub and an Italian Brasserie. All our food is cooked to order using only fresh and seasonal ingredients. They offer a set menu as well as an extensive á la carte selection. Open every day, seven days a week for lunch, a quiet beer, a hearty bar snack, a full brasserie meal and anything in between. La Campagna is a wonderful neighbourhood restaurant where you can pop in at any time. The menus cater for every occasion, whatever your appetite. Pop in for a chat with friends over coffee or enjoy some of their lighter bites with a glass of bubbly. You are welcome to enjoy the relaxing and stylish interiors for a business lunch, a family celebration or even just for a drink from the bar and a snack or a cup of coffee. The combination of modern and classic dishes at ‘La Campagna’ creates an abundant and diverse menu of authentic, Italian, regional fare. From mixed antipasti plates brimming with Italian cured ham, field mushrooms and goats cheese bruschetta to mouth-watering risottos and pasta dishes, there is something to please every palate. An inspired selection of meat and fish mains, traditionally baked, but inventive, pizzas together with an exquisite array of desserts complete an exemplary core menu. The drinks list includes not only the best wines of the Campagna regions of Italy but also all your favourite local ciders, lagers and real ales on draught together with an exotic selection of cocktails.

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Top Things to do in Westbury

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Hope Park Trowbridge, near Westbury -
Welcome to the Hope Nature Centre, a fun family day out, set in 15 acres of Southwick Country Park near Trowbridge. Come and join them for a spot of breakfast or lunch in the cafe, before exploring the Animal Park. Come and see a variety of animals including; goats, sheep, pigs, donkeys and much more. They are open 7 days a week so come along for an afternoon of fun. Hope Nature Centre are excited to welcome some new arrivals to the animal park.  They have some Highland cows, quails, miniature ducks, reeve pheasants and a Kune piglet.  Why not pop over for a visit, pick up some animal food from the ticket office at 50p per bag and enjoy meeting the new additions to the animal park. 

 

Farleigh Hungerford Castle, near Westbury -
In a beautiful valley of the river Frome, on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset and only nine miles from Bath, stands the remains of Farleigh Hungerford Castle. Started in the 14th century, it still has much for visitors to enjoy and provides a great day out for families with children, couples and even walkers enjoying the beautiful surrounding countryside. This fortified mansion was occupied for 300 years by the remarkable Hungerford family and today their intriguing, yet sometimes gruesome stories are told through graphic interpretation panels and a free audio tour. There are many hidden treasures - the chapel with rare medieval wall paintings and family tombs; extensive displays in the Priest’s house; and for those who are brave enough to enter the crypt, there’s the best collection of human-shaped lead coffins in Britain. Don't miss a glimpse of the rare medieval wall paintings in the chapel and the strange portrait coffins in the crypt. Join the free audio tour which tells the sinister stories of Farleigh's past residents. Study the exhibition of objects found on-site in the Priest's House as well as the collection of carved and painted tombs and wall paintings in the chapel.

 

Bratton Camp and White Horse, near Westbury -
The original Iron Age hillfort defences were built at Bratton Camp over 2000 years ago. These earthworks protected a settlement containing round houses, granaries, stores and workshops.  The design and construction showed the effectiveness of the hillfort to its enemies. The site was excavated in the 18th century. However, three thousand years earlier a Neolithic long barrow existed on this hill, and later excavations in the 19th century uncovered human skeletons and cremations. Today, this extensive chalk grassland supports herb and grass species that provide a habitat for a diverse range of insects, including the rare Adonis Blue butterfly and the scarce forester moth. The White Horse is visible from afar and is a famous local landscape.  Local records suggest that the horse was originally cut in the late 1600s, probably to commemorate the supposed Battle of Ethandun, thought to have taken place at Bratton Camp in AD 878.

 

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Westbury Today

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The town has been home to the Army Officer Selection Board and the Cadet Force Commissioning Board, located at Leighton House, since 1949. Its closure was announced in 2016. A former Lafarge cement production plant lies about 1.3 miles (2.1 km) northeast of the town centre; production ceased in 2009 but the site remains in use as a distribution centre. From 1961 until its demolition in 2016, the plant's 400 feet (120 m) chimney was the tallest unsupported structure in southwestern England. Westbury has one of the oldest working Victorian swimming pools in the country, built in 1887 by William Laverton. Westbury has a Non-League football club Westbury United F.C. who play at the Meadow Lane ground in the Western League Division One (English football's tenth tier). The non-league Rugby Football Club (RFC), Westbury RFC, has both male and female teams who play at White Horse Country Park. The Leighton sports field at Wellhead Lane was laid out as a cricket field by the mill-owning Lavertons. In 1890 W. G. Grace played in W. H. Laverton's XI against a team called the Australians.

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