Nestled between the Vale of Pewsey and Salisbury Plain is the pretty market town of Devizes. With over 500 listed buildings in the town centre alone, potential residents looking for period homes will be spoilt for choice is Devizes. Locals love the community feel, with festivals and live music a regular occurrence, and there is always something for everyone to enjoy.
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Schools in Devizes
Parents will be pleased to learn that Devizes has a good selection of primary and junior schools. Wansdyke received a ranking of ‘good’ during its latest Ofsted inspection, as did Southbroom and Nursteed.
Devizes School is the local secondary school, which also has academy status. Complete with sixth form, the school is ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted. There is also a very popular secondary school down the road in Market Lavington which is ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features.
Families living in Devizes are also well placed to attend many of the private schools just a short drive away which include St Margaret’s and St Mary’s, Marlborough College, and Dauntsey’s.
Shopping in Devizes
Devizes can get very busy on a Thursday as many locals flock to the popular market. The town is also home to a number of delicatessens, specialist food shops, and a butcher selling first class local meat. The weekly grocery shop will not be an issue in Devizes, which is home to Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Morrisons. Furthermore, there is a Waitrose in nearby Melksham.
There are several independent ladies clothing shops in Devizes, along with some popular shoe shops. However, for some serious retail therapy, locals tend to head to Bath, Cribbs Causeway in Bristol, or the Outlet in Swindon or Salisbury.
Transport Links Devizes
There are excellent bus services running through Devizes to local villages and Bath, Swindon, and Salisbury. Many of the buses make the most of the A361, A360, and A342, which are also handy for drivers. The A350 is just a short drive to the west, which connects to the M4 after driving through Chippenham.
Devizes does not have its own train station. The nearest is a 20-minute drive away in Melksham, or hop on the X72 bus. Services from Melksham run every two hours between Swindon and Westbury. Nearby Pewsey station runs a 70-minute service to London Paddington, whereas London Waterloo can be accessed from Andover or Grateley. Chippenham station can also take passengers to London Paddington, as well as Bristol (30 mins) and Bath (15 mins).