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Wonderful Wiltshire – a favourite with film makers

Wiltshire; the wonderful land of crop circles, mystical ruins of Stonehenge and some of the most beautiful towns in Great Britain.

We have some lovely holiday properties in Wiltshire – here is a little insight into what this county has to offer all those that pay a visit!

 

Come and visit Wiltshire!

 

From Swindon in the north to Salisbury in the south (not to mention everything in between) there is so much to see and do in this wonderful, diverse part of the South West.

DID YOU KNOW? Wiltshire has over 8,000 paths and trails perfect for the avid walking and cycling enthusiast.  Hop on your bike and get exploring!

 

 

Explore the great Wiltshire countryside on foot or by bike

 

Packed with fascinating history to explore, Wiltshire developed from a small agricultural county to a bustling trading centre in the Industrial Revolution. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the most famous engineers of the 19th Century stamped his mark here – the incredible Clifton Suspension Bridge as well as the SS Great Britain (formerly the largest ship in the world) can be found in Bristol.

 

 

The SS Great Britain, Wiltshire

 

 

Clifton Bridge, Bristol

 

Wiltshire’s ties to the Great Western Railway can also still be seen; visit the STEAM Museum in Swindon, formerly the locomotive factory supplying the trains for the rail!

Rich in heritage with some settlements dating back as far back as the Saxon times – the beautiful city of Salisbury in Wiltshire is home to parts of the original Magna Carta and the tallest Cathedral spire in the UK.  Love to bring your dog for a break away, we have plenty of pet friendly cottages in Wiltshire.

 

 

Salisbury Cathedral

 

 

And of course, no trip to Wiltshire is complete without a visit to Stonehenge! The ancient relics near Salisbury form part of The UNESCO World Heritage Site and date back over 2,000 years! Built by the Neolithic man with only the most basic of tools, it remains a mystery to this day what the purpose of this fascinating works was. Let your imagination run wild at Stonehenge!

We have some wonderful country cottages in Wiltshire, pretty little villages are in abundance in Wiltshire – Castle Combe near Chippenham is absolutely stunning and has featured on the big screen too! Parts of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter were filmed here, as well as Spielberg’s smash hit War Horse and the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

 

The beautiful little village of Castle Combe

 

Whether you’re looking for a weekend away or a longer break, Wiltshire has fantastic transport links making it really easy for you to visit.  Feel like a city break, Salisbury is such a great place to visit.  So what are you waiting for – pack up your bags and head for the car!  If you need any help finding the perfect place to stay, call our booking office on 01227 464958 or email us, just click here.

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