1. Explore a world-famous Prehistoric site
The World Heritage site of Stonehenge is mysterious collection of earthworks and standing stones. It is situated at the centre of the densest complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England on the high chalk downland of Salisbury Plain. Whilst here make time to explore the wider landscape with the Cursus, the Avenue, Durrington Walls and Woodhenge.
2. Discover the White Horses of Wiltshire
Thirteen of Britain’s two dozen hill figures reside in the county. Most of the ‘white horses’ are carved into the underlying rock; the central chalk Downs of Wiltshire make it an ideal place for such figures with the largest and oldest being found at Westbury, near Warminster.
3. Take a trip to Paradise
Stourhead House is among the best examples of landscape gardening in Britain. Often referred to as ‘Paradise’, Stourhead is an exquisite example of an English landscaped garden. The garden is dotted with Classical temples including the Pantheon and the Temple of Apollo, which provide a dramatic backdrop to the majestic lake, secluded valley and magnificent trees. Stourhead House itself is an 18th-century Palladian mansion situated at the top of the gardens surrounded by lawns and parkland.
4. Wander amongst stone circles
The towering, weathered stones of Avebury rank as one of the finest Neolithic monuments in Europe. Wander amongst the stone circle and then walk past the chalk mound of Silbury Hill, the largest man-made mound in Europe, to the nearby West Kennett Long Barrow, one of the largest burial tombs in Britain.
5. Enjoy a canal-side pint
The Kennet and Avon Canal, which bisects Wiltshire, forms an east-west route linking the River Thames and Bristol Channel. It is perfect for a relaxing boat ride, a walk along the tow-path or a refreshing pint in one of the beer gardens alongside the water. One of its more spectacular features is the Caen Hill flight of 16 locks at Devizes.
6. Travel along Britain’s oldest road
The Ridgeway is an ancient chalk ridge route running across southern England, regarded as Britain’s oldest road. Today the off-road route is open to walkers and cyclists, passing through the beech woods of the Chilterns before crossing the Thames and onto open countryside as far as the Prehistoric site at Avebury.
7. Visit the tallest and finest cathedral in Britain
Salisbury is home to one of the UK’s finest Medieval cathedrals. Boasting the tallest spire in Britain, it stands in the largest Medieval close in Britain. Completed within a single generation, rather than evolving gradually over centuries, the cathedral presents a remarkable unity of vision. Constable painted it, and generations of artists have attempted to capture its beauty rising, above the water meadows.
8. Cycle past the highlights of Wiltshire
Follow the Avon River from the Vale of the White Horse, via Stonehenge and Old Sarum Castle, to Salisbury Cathedral along the Avon Valley Explorer, a 28-mile mostly level route, following for the most part quiet lanes and bridleways.
9. Come face-to-face with some wild animals
Longleat is the UK’s original Safari Park – where, as well as coming face-to-face with some wild and exotic creature, visitors can view family heirlooms within Longleat House, enjoy getting lost in the mazes and ride various attractions.
10. Steam along to the Great Western Railway Museum
The museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II listed railway building in the heart of the former Swindon Railway Works. It tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway. Visitors of all ages get to climb aboard famous locomotives, have a go at changing the signals, be an engine driver and even walk underneath the 80-ton Caerphilly Castle. If this inspires you, why not browse our selection of holiday parks and caravan parks in Wiltshire, and see what catches your eye?
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