Wiltshire offers a worthy contrast to the coastal counties of Kent and Sussex. Situated in the heart of England, Wiltshire shares borders with Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire, so it is perfectly placed for exploring some of the most picturesque and historic corners of England.
The county itself is home to undulating farmland, a charming chunk of the Cotswolds, many quaint market towns and the magnificent city of Salisbury. The M4 connects London to Bristol, cutting through Wiltshire and making trips to both the capital and the lovely Georgian town of Bath quite straightforward. Situated in the north-west of the county, our cottage falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is close to the delightful Cotswold villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Biddestone.
Medieval Salisbury is dominated by the glorious 13th century cathedral with England’s tallest spire. Nearly on Salisbury Plain is the mysterious megalithic stone circle of Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are plenty of exciting family attractions in Wiltshire including the famous Longleat Safari Park – opened in 1966 as the first and, some still maintain, the best conversion of a stately home to an adventure park.
To the north of the county, Swindon offers a mix of traditional shops, modern outlets and is home to the Museum of the Great Western Railway, housed in a beautifully restored grade II Listed building...a great day out.