This captivating county in the southwest offers a treasure trove of natural and historical wonders. With its iconic ancient sites, picturesque countryside, and charming market towns, Wiltshire is a destination that will capture your heart and ignite your sense of adventure. Discover the awe-inspiring mystery of Stonehenge, which has fascinated visitors for centuries. Marvel at the engineering feat of Avebury Stone Circle, the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Salisbury Cathedral, with its stunning architecture and the famous Magna Carta. Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by the rolling hills and expansive landscapes of the Salisbury Plain and the serene beauty of the Cotswolds. Explore the timeless beauty of Stourhead Gardens or take a leisurely walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal. Wiltshire's charming market towns, such as Marlborough and Devizes, offer a glimpse into traditional English life with their quaint streets, independent shops, and lively farmers' markets. From luxury to budget-friendly we've got a Wiltshire cottage that is the perfect home away from home.
One of the top attractions has to be Longleat Safari Park. This drive-through experience is a hit with all family members. Here you can see lions, tigers, wolves, koalas, red pandas, sea lions and so much more. A full fun family day out that will be long remembered by all. Pre-booking is essential!
For a more relaxed pace, why not spend a day at the National Trust property, Stourhead? This estate, situated on the Wiltshire/ Somerset border holds breathtaking 18th-century landscaped gardens, with lakeside walks, classical temples and grottoes. You can also visit Stourhead House, with its fantastic Regency library and impressive art collection. If you are feeling adventurous then climb the 205 steps up to King Alfred's Tower with magnificent views over 3 counties, Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset.
If you are wanting to combine walking with outdoor art, then a visit to the Westbury White Horse is for you. Head to the slopes above Salisbury Plain where local legend has it that the Westbury White Horse commemorates King Alfred's victory over the Vikings in AD878. An undulating 4-mile circuit takes to this spectacular attraction and then onwards to Bratton Camp, an iron age hill fort and neolithic long barrow.