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Launch of New Tour - Wiltshire White Horse Trail

Launch of New Tour - Wiltshire White Horse Trail



Vintage Classics to launch new classic car tour for 2021 along the Great West Way


On 15th April 2021 Vintage Classics will launch its latest tour for Great West Way visitors.  The Wiltshire White Horse Trail starts some 70 miles from London along the Great West Way and takes in a circular route visiting each of the legendary eight White horses carved into the beautiful Wiltshire landscape, many along the The North Wessex Downs and invites exploration of the villages passed through between each – it makes a grand day out for travellers discovering the Great West Way and has some fabulous picnic spots enroute, notably at Cherhill on the A4 near Calne and the historic site of the Westbury White Horse, both affording spectacular views across the county.  Vintage Classics will even loan a picnic set or basket and rug free of charge and can recommend picnic providers where clients can pick up a gourmet picnic / afternoon tea enroute.

The tour begins in Melksham and heads south to the Westbury White Horse at Bratton Camp (a 2000 year old hill fort), originally carved in 1778 and now the symbol of Wiltshire, it is high on the hillside and as a landmark is visible for miles.  It’s a favourite launch pad for colourful hang gliders and from the top you can see across to the Mendips, as well as the White Horses at Alton Barnes and Devizes.

Onward to Pewsey, via some incredibly pretty villages that abound across Salisbury Plain, to view their White Horse – a relative newcomer carved in 1937 and then journey to Marlborough College to view their 1804 carving.  From Marlborough head north via Hackpen Hill and close to the Ridgeway on the Marlborough Downs to see the 19th century Hackpen horse before heading to Broad Town to observe their animated “trotting” White Horse.  Back via a scenic route passing through the mystical ancient standing stones at Avebury to the Alton Barnes horse and via the most recently carved horse at Devizes, to Cherhill on the A4 Great West Way at Calne. The Cherhill white horse and monument affords spectacular views to the north and is the last stop before your return to Melksham – 90 miles of History, Chocolate Box Villages and great driving roads all best viewed in a classic car.

About Vintage Classics

Established in 2003 Vintage Classics is one of the most successful self drive classic car hire companies in the UK.  Founded in Melksham, Wiltshire by husband and wife team of Phil and Nikki Rowe who both have a passion for classic cars and are proud Great West Way Ambassadors since 2018.  They have an eclectic mix of classics from the 1960’s to 1990’s for hire by the day, week or even longer. Their unique service is geared to couples and families looking to holiday in the Wiltshire area.

+44 (0) 1225 703377

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