Things To Do
Amble – or cycle – along the Kennet and Avon canal towpath. This historic waterway is home to all manner of wildlife, and meanders through beautiful countryside and quaint towns. For a touch of elegance, explore the 18th-century landscape gardens at Stourhead. Or, to see the wilder side of Wiltshire, pay a visit to the lions of Longleat. There’s a safari park for little ones, a stately home for grown-ups and even a forest spa to escape to.
Many people come to Wiltshire for Stonehenge, but make time for Avebury, too – the largest stone circle in the world. The seven hills that surround the charming market town of Warminster were created by humans building Iron Age hill forts and Neolithic burial mounds. Take a picnic and soak up the ancient atmosphere.
Away from the big cities and world-famous landmarks, Castle Combe is a window into Wiltshire’s heritage. Walk around the village and look for centuries-old wool weavers’ cottages made from Cotswold stone, the 14th-century Market Cross and the old ‘Village Pound’. As you stroll you might even spot locations from films like War Horse and Stardust.