Situated in the north of Wiltshire, Cricklade is the First Town on the Thames and the Southern Gateway to the Cotswolds.
The town is steeped in history, with one of the first claims to fame as the home of a royal mint from 979 to 1100, there are some examples of Cricklade coins in the town museum and mention of the town in The Domesday Book. It is one of just a few preserved Saxon Towns. The quintessentially English High Street has a range of businesses, cafes, pubs and hotels. Cricklade was awarded the top RHS prize, Champion of Champions, in the UK finals of Britain in Bloom in 2011