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Visit Wiltshire Blog

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Wiltshire's Christmas Advent Calendar

It’s Christmas time and our Wiltshire advent calendar on Twitter is making a comeback, featuring many unique places to inspire you and make time to visit in 2019. So for an alternative to chocolate, sweets and beauty calendars stay tuned and follow our twitter page to see what our advent calendar has instore and news on things to do in Wiltshire during the festive season!

Japanese Anime at Fosse Farmhouse Castle Combe

Japanese Anime at Fosse Farmhouse Castle Combe

We got in touch with Caron Cooper at Fosse Farmhouse in Castle Combe to find out about her fascinating story and the inspiration behind Japanese anime at the farmhouse which has been a massive success story and main attraction for Japanese visitors. 

Photography Competition Winners 2018

Photography Competition Winners 2018

The VisitWiltshire, Castle Cameras and News Quest photography competition this year saw some fantastic entries and thank you to all that took part. All the photos are to incorporate the theme of timeless places, nature, pleasures and wonders in the beautiful county of Wiltshire. With the many entries and a brilliant selection of photos featuring the timeless places it made it a tough decision to pick the winner and runners up, but here they are!

Autumnal Shopping and Theatre Trip to Swindon

Autumnal Shopping and Theatre Trip to Swindon

The production covers some really serious issues of the time with a great dose of northern humour.  The characters are real, and it is easy to have empathy with them. The evening flew by with plenty of laughs, the odd tear, and a few excited screeches! The final scene is spectacular in so many ways!

Rooms with views

5 hotels for cosy autumn breaks in Wiltshire

Grab your wellies and head to Wiltshire for an autumn break packed with iconic sights, world-class seasonal food and rambles along paths littered with crisp, colourful leaves. The Good Hotel Guide has selected five cosy hotels in Wiltshire that are perfect for making the most of the season.

Longleat Fireworks

Where to Watch Fireworks in Wiltshire for Bonfire Night

"Remember, remember the 5th of November, gunpowder treason and plot." Bonfire night traditonally marks the anniversary of the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot by Guy Fawkes and his associates on 5 November 1605. Now it's more of a celebration to get together, enjoy a firework display, bonfire and chow down on some scrummy hot dogs! We've put together a list where you can celebrate fireworks night across the county! 

Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa

Treat Yourself at Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa this Autumn

Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa is a secluded countryside escape in the heart of Wiltshire. The picture-perfect country house has surprises around every corner, from the warm welcome of the wooden gates opening for, to the bittersweet goodbye. Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa is a place to experience, if only once in your lifetime. 

Spotlight On Around and About Bath

Spotlight On Around and About Bath

We spoke with Jules Mittra, founder of Around and About Bath, to discuss all of their wonderful ' immersive journeys for world-curious, discerning travellers'.

Frighteningly fantastic events in Wiltshire this Halloween!

Frighteningly fantastic events in Wiltshire this Halloween!

This Halloween experience terrifyingly good events in Wiltshire. Celebrate the spooky holiday in style with frightening trails, pumpkin carving workshops, mysterious stone circles, and a special ‘Owl-O-Ween’. Here’s our chilling collection of ghoulish goings-on for all the family to enjoy as the nights draw in.

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