Places to visit in Wiltshire

Set your camera to panoramic view as soon as you arrive in Wiltshire. You'll want to cram in shots of the lush, green hills, valleys and plains. There are some fantastic places to explore with your family in Wiltshire. Perhaps the most snapped attraction is the druid ring of standing stones at Stonehenge, or the huge white horse etched on Cherhill. Mingle with moonrakers, the affectionate nickname for Wiltshire locals, in buzzing market town Salisbury on the lawns around the pointy gothic cathedral. Ridgeways between Iron Age hill forts and country lanes wind through this southwest county. Sturdy walking boots essential.

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Walk and picnic amongst the prehistoric landscape at Avebury

Step into the largest stone circle in the world, standing for over 4500 years, and the site of a host of archaeological excavations.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

Explore the UK's first safari park at Longleat

Feed giraffes by hand and walk on the wildside with lemurs at this popular safari park, found in the picturesque grounds of historic Longleat House.

Location: Longleat, Wiltshire

Indulge in a pampering Ila Chakra Wellbeing Couples Experience

Rekindle the flames of love on a romantic break at the luxury five-star Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa near Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Location: nr Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Follow in the footsteps of Poldark

Explore the Wiltshire town that became Truro in series one of Poldark.

Location: Corsham, Wiltshire

Camp at Rocks East Woodland

Hone your survival skills in a stunning West country setting.

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire

Explore the myths and mysteries of Stonehenge

To really take in the prehistoric wonder of Stonehenge, hop on board one of Salisbury’s Magical History Tours.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Step back in time in a 17th century merchant's house

A rare opportunity to view a 17th century house of the type many of us might have lived in.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

Take your four-legged friend on a holiday to Wiltshire

Like to holiday with your dog? Enjoy a dog-friendly break in Wiltshire this winter.

Location: Wiltshire

Lose Yourself in Cotswolds Beauty

Discover charming villages and beautiful countryside on a visit to the Wiltshire Cotswolds.

Location: Wiltshire

July events: Global sounds and a world of words at WOMAD

Grab your tent and learn more about cultures across the world at the long-running World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival.

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Discover all the treasures of Bowood

Explore the historic parklands at Bowood, and uncover a laboratory, a spa, and even a round of golf.

Location: Calne, Wiltshire

Explore the Natural Beauty of North Wessex Downs

Enjoy the English countryside on foot, on horseback or on bike in the North Wessex Downs Area of Natural Beauty.

Location: Wiltshire

Cruise though the Wiltshire countryside in a vintage car

Discover the England you love on a vintage car break in Wiltshire.

Location: Melksham, Wiltshire

Take to the skies for a Wiltshire adrenaline rush

Jump 10,000 feet (or more) above the Wiltshire countryside for a high adrenaline adventure that you won’t forget in a hurry.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Rainy Day Activities: Be an engine driver for the day at STEAM

Try your hand at changing the signals, drive a model steam engine and walk under an 80 ton train at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway.

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB

Experience rural England on a visit to Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Location: Wiltshire

October events: Scare yourself silly at Longleat this Halloween

Longleat’s infamous Halloween Ghost Tours are back and they're bigger and eerier than ever.

Location: Longleat, Wiltshire

Discover the Secrets of Castle Combe

Step onto the big screen on a visit to Castle Combe, where you are following in the footsteps of the stars.

Location: Wiltshire

July events: Enjoy thrilling races at Barbury International Horse Trials

Saddle up for this three-day event, which tests the strength and stamina of horses and their riders.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

Take in the views and afternoon tea in Wiltshire

Build up an appetite with a walk through the picturesque Vale of Wardour before stopping for tea and a spot of cake in the pretty village of Tisbury.

Location: Tisbury, Wiltshire

Stay on a 'film set' in the pretty village of Lacock

Wander hand-in-hand around Lacock in Wiltshire and see for yourself why this pretty medieval village has been used in many a romantic movie scene.

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire

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