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Ideas & Inspiration

Wiltshire has been a special time for a long time and our World Heritage Site stands testament to the ages. Stonehenge and Avebury have a magnetism that has drawn people to them for centuries. But history in Wiltshire is not just ancient. Romans, Normans, Saxons, all have left their mark on our countryside and towns. Come today and you can walk through time. Here you can touch and feel the past…

Discover some of Wiltshire’s top wonders, find out more about our traditions, myths and legends and even our crop circles and be inspired on what the county has to offer by viewing our videos.

Wiltshire on film

Wiltshire has long been used as a film and TV location from Castle Combe in the original version of Dr Dolittle to the more recent BBC2 drama, Wolf Hall filmed at Lacock Abbey and Great Chalfield Manor and Poldark filmed in Corsham. Step into your own period drama by walking the same streets as used for many of the locations .

Itinerary suggestions

If you are short on time and only have a day to explore, we’ve put together some suggestions for day trips highlighting some of the key places to visit.

Perhaps you are looking for ideas for your family for the school holidays or a romantic getaway? Let us inspire you with some of our amazing things to do and places to stay.

If you are planning to visit Stonehenge we’ve details on the various tour options available to you.

A county for all seasons

Watch the changing seasons on a break to Wiltshire, we aren’t just a summer destination and you’ll find plenty to do in the colder months from walking our ancient landscapes through to relaxing in one of our luxurious spa hotels.

Press pause on your busy schedule and make time for Wiltshire this year.

Wiltshire Highlights

Wiltshire Highlights

Spread Eagle Inn

Spread Eagle Inn

The Spread Eagle is an 18th Century AA 4 Star inn at Stourhead and refurbishment has bought out the best of this handsome building with stone floors,...

Graden House

Graden House

Laid out on three floors, Graden House offers a huge reception room on the ground floor and a beautifully equipped kitchen with convivial dining area...

Spread Eagle Inn

Spread Eagle Inn

A fine traditional 4 star British inn at Stourhead, one of the National Trust's most...

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The Bear Hotel

This delightful hotel, one of the most famous in the South West, has been licensed...

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