Lying on the banks of the
River Thames, Cricklade was founded by Saxons
in the ninth century at the spot where the
river was crossed by the Roman Ermin Street.
It lies northwest of Swindon and boasts a 16th century parish church with a cathedral-style turreted tower.
The unique 150-acre nature reserve of North Meadow contains around eighty per cent of Britain’s snake head fritillary flowers.