Wiltshire travel guide

Photo of Wiltshire in Wiltshire (Wiltshire region)

Visit Wiltshire

Wiltshire is an English county, situated in the heart of southern England (Dorset and Hampshire are to the south, Somerset to the west, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire to the north, Berkshire to the east).

A county of traditional market towns and country villages set in gently rolling downland landscapes, Wiltshire has a quiet tranquility that makes it a very attractive, if undramatic, region to explore. The Cranborne Chase & West Wiltshire Downs area of Outstanding natural beauty falss partly within Wiltshire, as does the southernmost part of the Cotswolds.

The only 'city' in Wiltshire is Salisbury, while some of the other towns worth investigating include Calne, Malmesbury, Marlborough and (close to Bath) the town of Bradford-on-Avon.

Wiltshire also has the most important prehistoric monuments in England, with the stone circle at Stonehenge not far from Salisbury towards the south of Wiltshire and the much larger but less complete circles at Avebury towards the north of the county - these two main regions of prehistoric monuments are about 30 kilometres apart.

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Map of Wiltshire and places to visit

Wiltshire places to visit