Wiltshire – welcome to timeless
Wiltshire is home to timeless wonders, timeless places, timeless pleasures and timeless nature. For an exciting new way to explore this beautiful county, we bring you: the Great West Way.
Combining the world-renowned with the yet-to-be-discovered, the Great West Way stretches for 125 miles between London and Bristol, around a quarter of which runs through the breathtaking landscape of Wiltshire. Over rolling chalk hills. Along lush river valleys. Past picturesque towns and villages. As you explore its many twists and turns, you’ll discover an essential strand of England’s story.
Almost half of Wiltshire's breathtaking landscape falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. So 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 annual programme of arts and entertainment combines fairs and folk festivals with drama and dance; classical and world music with writing and reading. There are cafés and coffee shops, pubs and inns, as well as restaurants aplenty. Not to mention fabulous shopping opportunities from familiar high street names to independent retailers, markets and a first-rate designer outlet.
No visit to Wiltshire would be complete without experiencing the magic of Stonehenge and Avebury. Equally impressive is the medieval masterpiece of Salisbury Cathedral, home to the finest surviving 1215 Magna Carta manuscript. You'll also find stately homes and gardens. Museums of national importance and outstanding industrial heritage. Animal attractions and the UK's first safari park.
From time to time we all need a change of scene. So VisitWiltshire. Discover timeless. You’ll be here in no time.
Download a digital copy of the Wiltshire 2019 Visitor Map to find all the inspiration you need for an unforgettable day out.