Welcome to the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire

We think we live in the one of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in the UK and would love you to come and visit us.

Whether you are looking for an active walking or cycling break, or perhaps a canal holiday, the Pewsey Vale has it all.

With unique and welcoming places to stay, friendly and atmospheric places to eat, drink and shop, as well as a lively and varied events scene, there's a lot for you to enjoy.

The Vale of Pewsey is located in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is helping to fund our on-line presence.  Thank you!


Find out why you should visit the magnificent Vale of Pewsey

Imagine a place that is the quintessential England - rolling countryside, country lanes, thatched cottages, white horses carved into the hills ...... you don't have to imagine, you just need to visit the fabulous Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire in South West England.

Explore the history of the Vale of Pewsey

This beautiful map of the Vale of Pewsey was created in 1808 and you can use it to explore the history of the Vale - from prehistory through to modern times.

Find out more about the historic sites of the Vale of Pewsey.

Our thanks go to the Pewsey Area Board at Wiltshire Council for funding the online version of the map.

Latest News & Views from the Pewsey Vale

10 Activities for Groups

It's always great fun to travel with friends and the Vale of Pewsey offers plenty for groups to do. Of course, for anyone planning to travel as a group, it's really important to have the activities organised in advance.  Here ...

Historic Map Information Boards

This is an image of a Vale of Pewsey historical awareness board at Wilton Windmill; one of more than 40 that will be distributed around the Vale from Devizes to Great Bedwyn. This unique concept has been designed and created ...

Seven Wonders of the Vale of Pewsey

It was Denys Watkins-Pitchford (whose pen name was BB), the great 20th century author, illustrator and countryman, who included this verse, which he found on a Cumbrian gravestone, at the beginning of all his books, We think it sums up ...

A Fishy Tale

Wiltshire may not have a coastline but it does have Gastronicks in Collingbourne Ducis to keep keen seafood lovers supplied with fresh, top quality fish. A third generation fishmonger by trade and with over 30 years' experience in the food ...

Nordic Walking Your Way to Wellness

The glorious scenery of the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire is set in the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and so it is prime country for walking and cycling.  Both activities are a good ...

Carnival, Cossor’s ….. and Carol

A big part of the Pewsey Vale calendar is the annual Pewsey Carnival which takes place every September. The events build up over the summer and peak in the fortnight before the Carnival Procession and there are two must-see events ...

The experience for every lifetime

‘Would you like to come to the circus?’  A simple question from two very dear friends, Pam and Simon.  ‘We don’t really like circuses – not really our thing,’ my husband, Tim, said. ‘Well this circus is a bit different.  ...

Perfect Picnics in the Vale of Pewsey

The Pewsey Vale has some of the finest countryside in England and with the rolling downs and sweeping valleys, the Vale provides plenty of opportunities for a picnic, particularly one with a view. We asked some local Pewsey Vale enthusiasts ...

Things to do when the weather is wet

If you are holidaying in the UK, it is quite possible that you are going to experience the odd day when the weather is being unkind and you need to find alternative things to do instead of the walking or ...