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What is Wiltshire Famous For?

What is Wiltshire Famous For?

From the iconic sites of Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral to tasty local delicacies, there's a lot that puts Wiltshire on the map.

Inside the tower at Salisbury Cathedral

Reach for the Sky: A Salisbury Cathedral Tower Tour

This July, Helen from the VisitWiltshire team went on a Salisbury Cathedral Tower Tour, climbing 332 steps to the base of the tallest church spire in England to enjoy breath-taking views over Salisbury and the surrounding Wiltshire countryside.

Red Lion Hotel, Salisbury

Places to stay in Salisbury with oodles of character

Love antiques? Love quirky old buildings with wonky floors and beamed ceilings? Whatever your style, you will find plenty of buildings in and around our city that just ooze history, what’s more? There are several you can stay in too, just take a look at this blog…

Silbury Hill

A Guest Blog from Pip Browning on Wiltshire's History

In this latest blog post Pip Browning from The Stables at Manor Farm reveals the moment she realised 'just what we have on our doorstep' in Wiltshire, and describes perfectly the history of Wiltshire and why you should visit today. 

Mompesson House Salisbury

Step back in time at Mompesson House

This year National Trust are celebrating 40 years of Mompesson House being opened to visitors. The house is situated in one of the most famous addresses in Salisbury, the Cathedral Close, and it’s hard not to be taken aback by it.

REME Museum

A Family Day Out at The REME Museum

As a new museum in the county which details the story of the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers within the Army, I thought this would be of particular interest to the three boys (two mine and one visiting) that I found myself having to entertain for the day. 

Wilton Windmill

Celebrate some of Wiltshire’s unique heritage this September

During September, many buildings open up for the annual Heritage Open Days. Some of these buildings are ones that aren’t usually open to the general public whereas others give people the opportunity to visit an attraction free of charge.

We take a look at some of the highlights of this year’s Heritage Open Days event that you can enjoy here in Wiltshire.

St Thomas' Church

Celebrate Church Tourism Week here in Wiltshire

Did you know that 21-30 July is Church Tourism Week? This got us thinking about some of the interesting churches and places of worship (both former and existing) that we have around Wiltshire and some of the quirky features and facts that you might not know about them…