The village dates back to the Iron Age, with the Kennet & Avon Canal passing through the village & offering pleasant walks along the towpath, & out into the surrounding countryside, west to Bath itself (20 minutes) & east towards Devizes. Above the village guests can walk onto the famous "Bath Skyline" route. There are several good eating places within walking distance, & it is an ideal base for those who enjoy visiting an historic city but prefer to stay in a peaceful rural village location. Bath has many museums & places of interest, including the Roman Baths, the abbey, Pulteney Bridge, the Royal Crescent, & also many quality shops & modern leisure facilities such as the new & acclaimed Thermae Spa. Popular attractions in the surrounding area include Stonehenge, Lacock village (NT), Castle Combe, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge & Bradford on Avon to name but a few. Hairdressers, doctors surgery & pharmacy available locally. Pub & restaurant 700 yards.