Calne Town Guide

Calne is a pleasant and thriving market town on the edge of the North Wessex Downs, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In its  long and interesting history, Calne has been home to woollen broadcloth and pork processing industries, each of which has left its mark on the town. Today, the town is prosperous and growing. The large Porte Marsh industrial estate is a principal employer, and as an increasingly popular commuter town, many residents work in Bath, Bristol or Swindon.

Did you know?

In 978, St Dunstan, the Archbishop of Canterbury, met with a group opposed to his proposed church reforms. According to one account, Dunstan called on God to support his cause. At that moment, the floor collapsed, killing his opponents - which Dunstan hailed as a miracle.