Visit Purton

The village

Purton is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, which sits on the brow of a hill with views across to Cricklade and the Thames floodplain. The civil parish includes the village of Purton Stoke and the hamlets of Bentham, Hayes Knoll, Restrop and Widham.

Exhibition location

The annual arts exhibition is typically held in the village hall located in the heart of the village beside the museum; Station Road, Purton, Wiltshire SN5 4AJ.  Further details for the village hall can be found on the Purton Parish Council website.  Otherwise, full information regarding the annual arts exhibition can be found in the events section of this website.


The village is a linear settlement along the old road between the historic market towns of Cricklade 4 miles (6.4 km) to the north and Royal Wootton Bassett 3 miles (4.8 km) to the south, with the centre of Swindon 4 miles (6.4 km) to the south-east. Purton is on a minor road 1 mile (1.6 km) from the B4553 and, if travelling from the West, 3 miles (4.8 km) from junction 16 of the M4 motorway or from the east, 13 miles (21 km) from junction 15 of the M4 motorway.

The village and surrounding area is well serviced by buses and, with the rail station in Swindon town centre located close to the bus station, the village is easily reachable.  A number of taxi companies also operate in the area.

Link for the Wiltshire Council public transport website

Link for the Great Western train website (Note: other ticket providers are available elsewhere)


Use this map to plan your journey

Brian Coe - Carol singers