Wiltshire is a large and mostly rural county in the west of England. The county contains large areas of rolling chalk downs and grazing farmland, including Salisbury Plain, which is the location of the world-famous Stonehenge, Avebury stone circles, and several other ancient landmarks.
The impressive 800-year-old Salisbury Cathedral, situated in the region’s only city, is home to one of the best preserved of the four original Magna Carta manuscripts dating from 1215AD. Whist nearby, the famous Cathedral Close houses attractions like Arundells, Mompesson House, The Rifles Military Museum and Salisbury Museum.
Every year the world-renowned Salisbury International Arts Festival takes place, filling the city's streets with a surprising and delightful array of events.
Wiltshire captured in beautiful watercolour
Pitton is a village in Wiltshire, England, about 7 miles (11 km) east of Salisbury, just off the A30 London Road.
Stourhead Estate on the Wiltshire-Somerset border is a breathtaking 18th century landscape garden with a magnificent lake adorned with classical temples, enchanting grottos and rare and exotic trees. Its best to visit in spring for rhododendrons, early summer for azaleas, and anytime for a truly wonderful landscape garden experience.
One of the most famous landmarks in the UK archaeologists believe date back as far as 3000BC. It consists of a ring of standing stones, each around 13 feet (4.0 m) high, seven feet (2.1 m) wide, and weighing around 25 tons. Researchers believe it was used as a burial ground for more than 500 years, but opinions are divided on what the exact purpose was.
Westbury White Horse
The Westbury White Horse is a hill figure on the escarpment of Salisbury Plain, approximately 1.5 mi (2.4 km) east of Westbury in Wiltshire, England. Located on the edge of Bratton Downs and lying just below an Iron Age hill fort, it is the oldest of several white horses carved in Wiltshire. The Horse can be viewed from up to 16–17 miles (26–27 km) in all directions.
Is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. The main body was completed in only 38 years, starting in 1220. It is considered to be one of the leading examples of Early English architecture.
The cathedral’s star attraction is an original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta, one of the world’s most famous and significant documents that remains a cornerstone of British law.
The New Forest is one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in Southern England, covering southwest Hampshire and southeast Wiltshire.
It was proclaimed a royal forest by William the Conqueror, featuring in the Domesday Book.
Is a prehistoric artificial chalk mound near Avebury in the English county of Wiltshire. It is part of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage Site. At 39.3 metres (129 ft) high, it is the tallest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe and one of the largest in the world; similar in size to some of the smaller Egyptian pyramids of the Giza Necropolis.
Avebury stone circles are one of the greatest marvels of prehistoric Britain. Built and much altered during the Neolithic period, roughly between 2850 BC and 2200 BC, the henge survives as a huge circular bank and ditch, encircling an area that includes part of Avebury village. Within the henge is the largest stone circle in Britain - originally of about 100 stones - which in turn encloses two smaller stone circles.