Almost half of Wiltshire’s breathtaking landscape falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. So make the most of the great outdoors with a canoe trip or a horseback safari, a day’s fishing or a round of golf. Try an off-road driving experience, a tandem skydive or a hot air balloon flight. Team up with a local guide to hear tales of myth and legend. Turn your hand to go-karting, live escape games and laser combat. Relax in a luxurious spa, or hone your culinary skills on a cookery course.
No visit to Wiltshire would be complete without experiencing the magic of Stonehenge and Avebury. Equally impressive is the medieval masterpiece of Salisbury Cathedral, home to the finest surviving 1215 Magna Carta manuscript. You’ll also find stately homes and gardens. Museums of national importance and outstanding industrial heritage. Animal attractions and the UK’s first safari park.
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.
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.
A picnic in the country. A narrowboat cruise on the Kennet & Avon Canal. A cycle ride on the Marlborough Downs and through the Savernake Forest. A glass of local ale. These quintessential English experiences provide the perfect antidote to frantic city life.
This autumn, escape to Wiltshire. You’ll be here in no time.