Welcome to Wiltshire, a county of contrasts offering lots to see and do for all the family.
First, settle in to your Wiltshire cottage then get out and about and explore. Much of the region is a designated AONB, so expect wonderful scenery all around. Think big skies and sweeping horizons at Salisbury Plain. Picturesque rolling countryside in parts of the Cotswolds. Ancient woodlands and rolling grasslands at Cranborne Chase, Stourhead and the West Wiltshire Downs. Wiltshire's countryside is simply stunning.
Walkers will delight with the wealth of quiet country lanes and old drove roads, zigzagging their way across this quintessentially English landscape. Try The Ridgeway, a National Trail, or join the Thames Path along this mighty river. Cyclists can test their stamina along the Wiltshire Cycleway, or opt for a gentle family route along winding lanes. For fun on the water, the Cotswolds Water Park offers lots of activities like sailing, water skiing and windsurfing.
World-class attractions close to your Wiltshire cottage
This beautiful county is steeped in history. Discover the World Heritage Sites of Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Circle. Follow the White Horse Trail, featuring eight huge chalk horses carved into the hillsides. Find England's tallest cathedral spire in Salisbury and Europe's biggest manmade mound at Silbury Hill. Visit stately homes and gardens like Stourhead and Bowood. Or combine historic houses with animals at Longleat Safari Park.
What else? Bag a stylish bargain at Swindon Designer Outlet. Tour local vineyards and micro-breweries and sample the sweet, salty taste of Wiltshire Ham. Festivals, events - and a great choice of Wiltshire cottages!