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Heading West for History and Heritage

Wiltshire; the wonderful land of crop circles, mystical ruins of Stonehenge and some of the most beautiful towns in Great Britain.  Tomorrow is May Day, regarded as the first day of summer.  In days goes by, the Maypole was dusted down and erected on village greens all over Britain.  There would be festivities and dancing round the maypole to celebrate this time of year.

We’re getting to know Wiltshire and want to share 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. We advise you hop on your bike and get exploring!  There are lots of bike hire places dotted around the county so do a little research and you won’t even have to pack your bike.


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.  Somerset too, is a fascinating British county, 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 (Ok not actually Wiltshire, but in the West!)


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.


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!

Pretty little villages dot about 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 break  in one of our Wiltshire cottages or something a little longer, Wiltshire has fantastic transport links making it really easy for you to visit. So what are you waiting for – pack up your cases and head to the car!  We have lots of lovely cottages in Wiltshire, The Barn at Sopps Farm is idyllic, just so romantic.

We love The Barn at Sopps Farm

We love The Barn at Sopps Farm

For more information about our Holiday Cottages in the UK or our short break cottages please call the knowledgeable Mulberry Cottages booking team on 01227 464958 or email us on info@mulberrycottages.com

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