Wiltshire has been a special place for a very long time. Stonehenge and Avebury have a magnetism that has drawn people to them for thousands of years. But history in Wiltshire is not only ancient. Romans, Normans, Saxons – and later generations too – all made their mark, leaving a wealth of show-stopping sights to be discovered.
Iron Age hillforts and castle ruins. A magnificent medieval cathedral with the tallest spire in Britain. Grand historic houses. Breathtaking gardens. Fascinating industrial heritage. Not to mention a wide range of modern-day attractions, from motor and horse racing to the UK’s first-ever drive-through safari park.
Wiltshire is also rolling green downs and ancient woodlands. Bustling market towns and picturesque villages. Timeless monuments and contemporary luxury. Local ales and picnics in the park.
These days, it seems, you’re always on the go. Someone’s always on your case. Always wants your time. Wiltshire is the perfect antidote to busy lives and overcrowded cities. Here you can breathe more easily. Feel unhurried. Relax and unwind. So make time for yourself in 2018 and let Wiltshire put back what the rest of the week takes out. Request the 2018 Visitor Guide here.
Instead of living life in the fast lane, why not take things at a gentler pace. Step off the world for a while. On a narrowboat trip along Wiltshire’s Kennet & Avon Canal, for example, you’ll find just three speeds: slow, very slow and stop. No need for speed cameras (although the more conventional kind could come in handy).
During the day there’s award-winning beaches, beautiful coastline and miles of unspoilt countryside to explore. After dark, there are fantastic restaurants, amazing shows and sparkling nightlife. All year round, the English Riviera boasts more top attractions than any other UK resort.
It’s also the birthplace of Agatha Christie, a UNESCO Global Geopark and temptingly, England’s Seafood Coast!
So, whenever you come you’ll have the time of your life.