New Road Guest House

Chippenham, Wiltshire

Friendly family run B&B in the heart of Chippenham

Heading for the 3 Day Event at Badminton? Call us on 01249 657259 to reserve your room.


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Bristol Balloons

Chippenham Half Marathon

Civil War Muster

Dragon Boats

Summer Solstice


Bath Christmas Market

Bath Music Festival

11th - 27th May 2018 - Bath

The Bath International Music Festival kicks off this year with a city wide celebration spreading over 43 venues, with more than 150 exciting bands, singers and performers.  As part of the festivities, museums in Bath will fling open their doors for late night explorations. 

Chippenham Folk Festival

Friday 25th - Tuesday 29th May 2018 - Chippenham

Chippenham Folk Festival is an annual event which features the very best in English traditional music, dance, song and folk activities with all its related interests.

From modest beginnings the festival has grown to be one of the keenest supported in the country and 2018 will be the 48th iteration.  A friendly, superb town setting with a great line-up, it is one of the best long weekend events in the UK.  Four days of the best in folk song, music, dance and traditions in the heart of Wiltshire.  Over 200 events take place turning the whole town into a giant party. 

The main ceilidh and concert events take place alongside the river, while practically every pub and venue in the town is used for a vast range of sessions, workshops and smaller concerts and dances.  There is also a full program of children's events, a large craft marquee, catering facilities and an open air arena in the park.  A huge street fair also takes place on the Monday.

Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th May 2018 - Badminton

Badminton is the oldest and generally accepted as the most prestigious and toughest of the 3-Day-Events.  Horses and riders complete 3 different disciplines; Dressage demonstrating obedience, discipline, accuracy and elegance; the 4 mile Cross Country course and the Show Jumping designed to test their agility and accuracy at speed.

Bath Fringe

Friday 25th May - Sunday 12th June 2018

The origins of Bath Fringe go back to the sideshows which sprang up around important Temple festivals before and during the Roman Occupation, to the street fairs that surrounded the Abbey for the coronation of Edgar in 959.  In recent times there were the Bath Festivals of Blues & Progressive Music of '69 & '70, and the Walcot Festivals of the '70s & 'early 80s. 

Over the years the Fringe has investigated and developed artforms events and audiences that have in many cases become mainstream. 'Affordable Art', Spoken Word, Digital Arts & Media, Standup Comedy, Cabaret, Physical Theatre, Circus Arts, Folk & World Music, Latin Dance, Jazz, and the serious presentation of major figures from Pop, Rock and Black Music have all been Fringe centrepieces.  This year, as ever, there will be multiple events and locations.  Attendance 16,000.

Summer Solstice

21st June 2018 - Stonehenge

Watch the new dawn arrive.  English Heritage provide managed, free access and a free, lit, marshalled car park, located close to Airmans Cross A344/A360 junction.  Car park open from 19:00, monument open from 20:00.1km walk to Stonehenge - a small torch may be useful. 


Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th July 2018 - Charlton Park

The quintessential world music festival, workshops, processions and the stalls of the Global Village. A DJ with his own barbershop quartet and 6 piece band from Ireland to a rebellious band of Chinese throat singers, WOMAD brings artists from all over the world to a location known for its rolling hills, green trees and rural beauty. Discovery is the key, and musical revelations causing spine tingling sensations are rife. "With hundreds of artists from everywhere in the world, everyone's WOMAD will be different."

10th Anniversary Chippenham Half Marathon

Sunday 9th September 2018 - Chippenham

The Chippenham half marathon has been voted 5th in the Runners World Top 20 Half Marathons and 5th in the Ultimate Race Guide Top 10 Half Marathons!! This is an ideal event for first timers or experienced long distance runners looking to achieve a personal best.

The race is over a fast and accurately measured and predominantly flat course starting and finishing at Chippenham Sports Club, the Harriers club base.  The course then goes through Chippenham town centre but very quickly turns off down quiet rural roads passing through the villages of Stanley, the Tythertons and Langley Burrell before re-entering the town to finish.

 Bath Christmas Markets

November - December - Bath

For 18 days, the quaint streets and square between the stunning Bath Abbey and the internationally renowned Roman Baths are transformed into a Christmas shopper's haven - Bath Christmas Market. In the heart of Bath's main shopping district, more than 150 traditional wooden chalets adorn the streets; each one offering unique, handmade and unusual gifts, decorations and food items - everything you will need for the perfect Christmas celebration.





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