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Christmas shopping at Bowood

​The Marchioness of Lansdowne’s festive shopping celebration will play to the splendour of Robert Adam’s Orangery at Bowood House (between Calne and Chippenham). Her family home will be decorated for the Christmas Extravaganza, from Wednesday to Friday, November 22-24, while also raising funds for the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.

What's on December

From carols by candlelight to a Victorian evening in a bookshop, Christmas looks exciting.

News from around the county

Did you know Flog It! filmed in Wiltshire recently, or that one of Wiltshire Life's photographers has won two top awards?

At Christmas Devizes is the place to be

Sue Lind discovers what’s in store for visitors to Devizes this Christmas.

Why Ed is not your average Dean

HEAVENS above! Canon Ed Probert likes Elvis. His foot taps every time he listens to Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and Shake, Rattle and Roll. He loves the vibrancy of early Presley, but finds the later music “rather poignant”.

A spotter's guide to Wiltshire raptors

Dr Emily Joachim is smitten with raptors of all kinds and hopes you will be too. Here, she provides a guide to 17 raptors you could see in Wiltshire, plus a bird with honorary raptor status.

Wiltshire gift guide

If you haven’t started Christmas shopping yet, get your skates on! Here are some ideas to give you some inspiration.

Find your perfect pub

If you'd like to try a new place to eat and drink, but don't know where to go, Wiltshire Life has the answer in the form of its handy pocket pub guide, free with the November issue.

What's on in November?

Wrap up warm and head for Stourhead, visit an art exhibition or meet an armour expert.

Around the County

Discover the news from around the county in the November issue of Wiltshire Life, out now. Here's a taster...