Visit Wiltshire and discover timeless
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.
Arts and culture are at the heart of the Wiltshire experience. Our festivals and events draw inspiration from the past as well as the present. Local food and drink features dishes both modern and traditional, made from the very finest home-grown produce. While high street stores, specialist retailers and markets are joined by one of Europe’s largest covered designer outlets.
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. Now there is an exciting new way to discover Wiltshire: by following the Great West Way.
The Great West Way is a unique 125-mile touring route between London and Bristol. Offering an extraordinary variety of English experiences, the Great West Way is for the curious. Those who want to explore further and delve deeper. Travellers for whom the journey is as important as the destination.
Around a quarter of the Great West Way runs through Wiltshire. Along routes that brought druids to Stonehenge. Drovers to market. Pilgrims to Salisbury Cathedral. Only an hour and a half, or less, from London, nowhere else in England has such a concentration of fascinating iconic sites as Wiltshire. So make 2019 the year you experience their grandeur and magic for yourself.
Visit Wiltshire, the home of timeless experiences. You’ll be here in no time.
Download a digital copy of the Wiltshire 2019 Visitor Guide to find all the inspiration you need for an unforgettable visit.