What to see in Wiltshire

A glass of Wiltshire cider
Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

Wiltshire is a large landlocked county of chalk downs, iron age hill forts and world famous neolithic monuments such as Stonehenge and Avebury. Much of the area has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. A large part of Salisbury plain is reserved for military use which has helped to protect the native wildlife and plants. Visitors should look out for the magnificent white horses carved into the hill sides.  Wiltshire also has beautiful gardens and stately homes such as Stourhead (National trust) or Longleat which is still privately owned.  The magnificent Safari Park attracts thousands of visitors each year.

The cathedral with the Water meadow in front.
The Spire of Salisbury Cathedral

I have been exploring some of the towns and villages since I retired.

From medieval Salisbury  with its magnificent cathedral.

Upmarket Marlborough where Kate and Pippa were educated to the more humble village of Castle Combe

Cottages by the By brook river
Picture perfect cottages

I have also shared walks through the countryside including this one in Savernake forest

My most recent walk was to the small town of Bradford on Avon situated on the Kennet and Avon canal.

If you would like to find out more about places to visit in Wiltshire this link will take you to the official Visit Wiltshire tourist site.