Welcome to Ardington – The Heart of the North Wessex Downs
An Ancient Pathway Through the Landscape
The ancient Ridgeway Path winds its way through the southern part of the Ardington Parish, on the North Wessex Downs section of the route. This pathway is a historical monument and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The path is used by walkers and cyclists alike, taking in the beautiful sights of the North Wessex Downs AONB.
Racing Stables and Sporting Clubs
Ardington is home to a number of racing stables, most of which use the Downs for gallops. Sports enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a number of sporting activities, including football, cricket and tennis at the local sports club. For those looking to relax, there is also a public house and tearoom located in the village.
The Loyd-Lindsay Rooms
The Loyd-Lindsay Rooms are a set of rooms which are let out to the community and on a commercial basis for weddings, parties and conferences. This rural venue offers a scenic setting for any special event, with its picturesque views of the Downs and peaceful atmosphere. Whether you’re looking to host a corporate event or a family gathering, the Loyd-Lindsay Rooms will be sure to provide the perfect backdrop.
Holy Trinity Church – Ancient Gothic Revival Architecture
The Church of England parish church of Holy Trinity is an ancient structure, with the chancel arch being built in 1200. In 1856, Gothic Revival architect Joseph Clarke added the tower and spire, and Somers Clarke remodelled the remainder in 1887. It is an impressive ancient structure well worth visiting.
Ardington House – A Timeless Landmark
Ardington House was built for Edward Clarke in 1721 and is a beautiful example of classical architecture. It has three storeys, seven window bays, small wings, and a classical triangular pediment. The façade has been dressed with complementary coloured brickwork and the windows and central door are framed by grey brick.
Come and Explore the Historical Wonders of Holy Trinity Church and Ardington House
Come and explore the historical wonders of Holy Trinity Church and Ardington House. Take in the grandeur of the Gothic Revival architecture of the Church, and appreciate the timeless quality of Ardington House. Discover the history of these two remarkable landmarks and immerse yourself in the past.