Wiltshire is an enchanted place where you feel close to the earth and the ever-changing big skies. Renowned for its iconic white horses carved into the rolling chalk downs, almost half of our landscape falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Areas of Wiltshire

The county of Wiltshire covers a large area from Swindon in the north east down to Mere in the south west. It’s bordered by Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Dorset and Berkshire and is approximately 90 minutes’ drive from London.

Predominantly a rural county, Wiltshire is home to three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: The Cotswolds, the North Wessex Downs and the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs and a small area of the New Forest National Park.

Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site

Wiltshire is home to the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avebury and Stonehenge and people come from across the world to discover Wiltshire’s mysteries and learn more about these historic sites.

Wiltshire towns and villages

Friendly, relaxed and welcoming, each of Wiltshire’s historic towns and villages has something unique to offer, whether it be stylish independent shops and colourful markets, tempting pubs and restaurants, fascinating history and heritage, or great entertainment. Plus, of course, an excellent range of accommodation.

Find out more about Wiltshire’s towns and villages.

Wiltshire’s great outdoors

With ample walking routes, cycling opportunities and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore, Wiltshire is an ideal county to visit if you love the great outdoors.

The Kennet & Avon Canal crosses the heart of the county and passes through Pewsey, Devizes, Bradford on Avon as well as a number of smaller villages. Not only does the canal offer water based activities from canal boat holidays through to kayaking but lots of people enjoy walking or cycling along the tow path of the canal.


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Interesting places in Wiltshire

Honeysuckle Homestead

Catherine Ford Road, Dinton, Salisbury, Wilts SP3 5HA
Tel: 01722 717 887 / 9  E-Mail: info@honeysucklehomestead.co.uk

Honeysuckle Homestead is situated in the Wiltshire countryside nine miles west of the Cathedral city of Salisbury. It is adjacent to National Trust land with Philipps House situated within Dinton Park. We are open all year and there is ample car parking. It offers bed and breakfast accommodation, a self catering flat and also a site for camping and caravanning.

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Thatch Cottage Lacock

Thatch Cottage, Folly Lane West, Lacock, Wiltshire SN15 2FA
Tel: 01249 730398 Email: nancy@thatchcottagelacock.com

A cosy cottage B&B set in a quiet spot just a 15 minute walk from historic Lacock,near Chippenham in Wiltshire. We are just 13 miles from Bath, 8 miles from Bradford on Avon and 14 miles from Avebury.

The 18th century village of Lacock is now owned by the National Trust and little has changed in the past two hundred years.

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Avalon Lodge Guest House

Devizes Road, Rowde, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2LU
Tel: +44 (0) 1380 728189 Email: stay@avalonlodge.co.uk

Your Hosts Nick & Jenny

We have, between us, over 20 years in the hospitality industry and have been warmly greeting guests since 2008. Our previous AA 4* guest house was located just outside Ludlow in Shropshire and like Avalon Lodge consistently received Trip Advisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” awards

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Grasmere House Hotel

70 Harnham Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 8JN
Tel: 01722 338388 Email: info@grasmerehotel.com

The Grasmere House Hotel is the vision of Manager Dale Naug. In 1993, Dale decided to open his own hotel and chose a fine Victorian House, dating back to 1896. Set in 1.5 acres of gardens and on the banks of the River Avon and Nadder and located in the outskirts of Salisbury, the hotel is just a 7-minute walk to the city centre.

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Catkin Lodge

93 Countess Road, Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 7AT
Tel: 01980 624810 Email: terry@catkinlodge.com

Catkin Lodge offers very comfortable accommodation, with all our rooms having TV and coffee/tea making facilities, rooms with en suite facilities are also available. We have family rooms where children of 5 years of age and over are welcome. You can also take advantage of our free off-road parking. You will be sure of a friendly welcome.

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Burghope Manor Hotel

Burghope Manor, Winsley, Bradford-on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 2LA
Tel: +44 – (0)1225 720 216 Email: enquiries@burghopemanor.com

A beautiful village house set in a peaceful and quiet location. Originally a timber-framed house dating from 1317 with many historic and period features. Starting life as a two bay hall house open to the roof, this medieval property has seen a number of additions and changes.

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The Pines Guest House

81-82 Marshfield Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 1JR
Tel: 01249 461212 Email: bookings@thepineshotel.net

The Pines Guest Accommodation is a Victorian grade 2 listed building situated near Chippenham Town Centre. It is fully licensed and prides itself on its home cooking (Hygiene Rate 4) and friendly atmosphere.

The Pines restaurant is open every night (6pm-10pm) for residents and non-residents.

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The Parklands Hotel

Ogbourne St George, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1SL
Tel: 01672 841555 Email: enquiries@parklandshoteluk.co.uk

Ideally located B&B near to Avebury, Swindon and Marlborough

If you need to stay near to Swindon and Marlborough but prefer to be in a friendly family atmosphere then The Parklands Hotel in the village of Ogbourne St George will suit you very well.

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Howard’s House Hotel

Teffont Evias, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 5RJ
Tel: +44 (0)1722 716392 Email: enq@howardshousehotel.co.uk

Howard’s House is an independently owned and run country house hotel nestled in the heart of an idyllic Wiltshire village. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of the main roads, Teffont Evias rests in splendid seclusion – a world apart from the everyday.

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The Duke Hotel

Hilmarton, Near Calne, Wiltshire N11 8SD
Tel: 01249 76063 Email: info@dukehilmarton.co.uk

The Duke Hotel situated in the elegant Wiltshire village of Hilmarton is just down the road from Royal Wootton Basset, MOD Lyneham & Calne.

The Duke is now the perfect place to enjoy good food and quality overnight accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.

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