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Explore Wiltshire

Wiltshire has lots of amazing places to explore, let us help you discover more about this county…

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.

World Heritage Site

Wiltshire is home to the 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.

In late 2013 the new visitor centre at Stonehenge opened providing exhibition and education space at the attraction as well as better interpretation about the historic landscape surrounding the famous stone circle.

Wiltshire towns and villages

With historic market towns, the medieval city of Salisbury and the more modern town of Swindon there are lots of towns to explore within Wiltshire.

Wiltshire’s county town is Trowbridge, situated in the west of the county.

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.

Maps and more

Help navigate your way around the county by using the maps on our site and if you are looking for further information on what to see and do in Wiltshire then use our search box to find out more.

Wiltshire Highlights

Wiltshire Highlights



Wilton is a quintessential Wiltshire market town with a history spanning more than 2,000 years. The town gave its name not only to Wiltshire but also...



Ludgershall, recorded in the Domesday Book as Litlgarsele, has a long and well-recorded history. Superficially a ‘corn and sheep’ village on the edge...



Situated close to the Hampshire/Wiltshire border is the town of Tidworth.



Wilton, the ancient capital of Wessex, is a quintessential English market town with...

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