When you pay a visit to Wiltshire, there are plenty of attractions for you to see and many activities for all the family.
The history of the county is clear to see everywhere you go. The ancient stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury are ideal for history enthusiasts who want to spend a little time figuring out how they were built and why. Other historical attractions include the county’s stately homes such as Longleat, where the family can also spend a little time at the wildlife park.
Another stately home which is worth a visit is Stourhead, one of the most stunning National Trust properties in the country, with amazing gardens and parkland. Alternatively, take a trip to Salisbury Cathedral where you can view one of the earliest copies of Magna Carta and the magnificent architecture.
As well as the park at Longleat, the family might also enjoy a trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park where you can learn more about the conservation work being done to help rare species. For a fun-filled family day out, both Bowood House and Wilton House have adventure playgrounds where the kids can let off a bit of steam.
The county also has several indoor attractions including the Museum of the Great Western Railway, located in Swindon, ideal for rail enthusiasts. There is also the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum at Calne.
Alternatively, you could explore the shops in Salisbury or Marlborough, picking up a souvenir or two to take home. There are plenty of independent shops around the county where you can pick up unique, locally-produced products.
Remember when you visit Wiltshire, that there are also plenty of attractions which do not cost you to visit. These include the famous White Horses, carved into many hillsides across the county. There are walking trails that take you very close and give you access to some fabulous views.