It's time for Wiltshire
From time to time we all need a change of scene. You've worked hard. You deserve a break. Whether your ideal day out is calming, comforting , refreshing, or bursting with high adrenaline excitement, Wiltshire puts back what the rest of the week takes out.
Shrouded in mystery, steeped in legend, no visit to Wiltshire would be complete without experiencing the magic of Stonehenge and Avebury. Equally impressive is the medieval masterpiece of Salisbury Cathedral, where claims to fame include the tallest spire in Britain and the finest of only four remaining 1215 Magna Carta.
Spanning many centuries of history, you'll also find market towns and picturesque villages. Castles, stately homes and gardens. Museums of national importance and outstanding industrial heritage. Animal attractions and the UK's first safari park.
Almost half of Wiltshire's breathtaking landscape falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the last count, we had over 8,200 paths for walkers and cyclists. So rent a bike or slip on some sturdy shoes, and head out on journey of discovery.
Alternatively, 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.
Our year-round programme of arts and entertainment gives you the perfect excuse to step off the world for a while. You'll find carnivals, fairs and folk festivals. Drama, dance and musical theatre. Classical, jazz and world music. Writing and reading. Talks and tours. Altogether, an endless variety of authentic experiences.
Home to timeless wonders, timeless places, timeless pleasures and timeless nature, Wiltshire is a truly unique destination. Visit us and you'll find new stories around every corner!
Download a digital copy of the Wiltshire 2018 Visitor Map to find all the inspiration you need for an unforgettable day out.