Warminster is located in Wiltshire and is situated near the River Were. The town is often well known for a number of UFO sightings that occurred around Cradle Hill during the 1960s. At the time, the area experienced a peak of sightings, although since that time the sightings have diminished. Visitors will find there is plenty to see and do in Warminster. There are ample shops and restaurants in the local area as well as accommodations for visitors. The town can be easily reached via other villages and towns in the immediate area.
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Warminster is an English town that is located within the western part of Wiltshire. The A36 by passes the town near the areas of Frome and Westbury. The town has a population of about seventeen thousand and forms part of the district of West Wiltshire.
The name of the town is thought to be derived from the name "Were-minster". There is a river called the Were and this river follows through the town and this can be seen in the centre of the park.
The church of St Denys that is located in the town sits on the banks of the River Were. The town first became known as Warminster during the early party of the tenth century.
The town was first used a s a settlement during the Saxon period however there are remains of a lot of other settlements that date back earlier than this. These early remains include a hill fort that dates back to the Iron Ages, Battlesbury Camp and also Cley Hill. Cley Hill is a site that is operated by the National Trust. There are also some signs that a settlement dating back to the Middle Iron Ages was located immediately west of the town.
The town was once very popular within the woollen trades and this dates back to the middle of the Iron Ages. The prosperity of the town within the woollen trade led to some wonderful structures that include the Saint Denys Church.
There is a railway station located within the town and there are also a number of buses that serve the town so there is a strong transport network.
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