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The Black Swan Hotel and shops in the Market Place at Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK
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Devizes : Michelin's recommendations


Devizes grew up around an early Norman castle (1120), destroyed by Cromwell in 1646. The present castle is a 19C pastiche. From the Middle Ages to the 19C, the town prospered thanks to the clothing industry and woollens trade. Devizes also benefited from tobacco processing in the 17C. Today, it is probably better known for its breweries than its proliferation of well-preserved town houses (18C).

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  • St John's Church Recommended Recommended

    St John Street GB - Devizes SN10 1BN

    This imposing Romanesque parish church has a mighty, oblong crossing tower. Inside, the eastern end is decorated with interlaced arches with zigzagging herringbone mouldings that contrast with the tortoiseshell corner pieces. The side chapels are sep..

  • Market Place Interesting

    Market Place GB - Devizes SN10 1HN

    The town centre contains a number of interesting buildings: the 19C Corn Exchange, opposing the wide Market Place which grew around the flourishing sheep trade, the Old Town Hall (1750), the elegant Georgian Town Hall (1808), half-timbered, corbelled..

  • Wiltshire Heritage Museum Interesting

    41 Long Street GB - Devizes SN10 1NS

    In addition to geology and natural history collections and an art gallery, the museum has a renowned archeology department, where models of nearby Stonehenge and Avebury are displayed among a collection of local finds.

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Hotels Devizes

  • The Bear Hotel

    The Market Place GB - Devizes SN10 1HS

    Located in Devizes’ town centre, The Bear is within 200 metres of shops and restaurants. Locally sourced produce is served in both the relaxed Bear Grills Bistro. Free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV feature in each room. Ales brewed 150 metres away are ..

  • Castle Hotel

    New Park Street GB - Devizes SN10 1DS

    Offering bright, modern rooms with private bathrooms, this 18th-century hotel is situated 25 minutes’ drive from Stonehenge. Guests can enjoy a a restaurant with freshly cooked food. Rooms at The Castle Hotel feature free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea/coffee ..

  • The Peppermill Hotel

    40 St John's Street GB - Devizes SN10 1BL

    With a 2AA Rosettes restaurant and a bar, The Peppermill Hotel is located in the heart of Devizes town centre. It offers modern bed and breakfast accommodation with free WiFi throughout. All the rooms at The Peppermill Hotel are individually decorat..

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Restaurants Devizes

  • George & Dragon Traditional pubs serving food 

    High St GB - SN10 2PN Rowde

    Rustic and cosy 16C coaching inn with open fires, solid stone floors and wooden beams. The oft-changing menu has a strong emphasis on seafood, with fish delivered daily from Cornwall. Old-world charm meets modern facilities in the individually design..

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