Places to stay in
Wiltshire is steeped in history right through the ages. Stonehenge,
the prehistoric stone circle, dating from about 3000BC. The huge
White Horses carved in the chalk hillsides. Salisbury Cathedral,
built in the 13th Century, with its 404ft spire, which is the tallest
in England. Historic houses and gardens such as Stourhead, Lacock
Abbey and Longleat, to name a few. The administrative centre is
Trowbridge. Wiltshire is also, of course, well known for its carpets.
Wiltshire itself has a mysterious and magical past, rich in the
history of early man. The stone circles of Stonehenge on Salisbury
Plain, Avebury between Devizes and Swindon, both World Heritage
Sites. Then there's Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, Wood
Henge, Old Sarum, various castles. And crop circles. If you are
into walking, how about Wiltshire's "White Horse Trail".
A 90 mile circular tour of all eight white horses, taking in some
of the most stunning landscapes of Southern England, including the
Ridgeway, Europe's oldest road. 'Walking in Wiltshire' have 10 walks,
mostly suitable for families and away from the madding crowd. Visit
historical towns such as Devizes and Marlborough. Stroll round Pewsey,
Wiltshire's largest village. Perhaps you are more into cycling.
The Wiltshire cycleway winds its way through peaceful country lanes
and takes in a lot of the county’s most attractive places.
Then there are the off-road routes. Walking and Cycling not for
you. Well how about a peaceful canal holiday, horse riding, fishing,
golf, motor sports, water recreation, hang gliding. In fact, most
anything for the outdoor type of person. But if that doesn't take
your fancy, just book into one of the welcoming "Hotels",
"Bed and Breakfasts, "Self Catering" or "Camp
Sites" and take leisurely day trips, touring the sites of the
county and the rest of the South West of England.