This splendid old market
town has a number of evocative buildings
dating to the 18th century.
Its half-timbered town hall contains the town’s original stocks and a ducking stool.
The Palladian stately home Lydiard Park, ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke, dates from the 1740s and has a magnificent interior.
Its parkland, coach house and monument-filled church have been restored with the help of a lottery grant.