The World Heritage Site of Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument of unique importance, constructed between 3,000 BC and 1,600 BC. Thanks to it’s shaped stones, unique jointing and perfect geometry, Stonehenge is the most sophisticated stone circle in the world.
The World Heritage Site of Avebury has a similar sense of awe and mystery and was constructed some 4,500 years ago. Around 100 stones in all, form a huge ring a quarter of a mile across and enclose part of the village of Avebury.
The Medieval Cathedral City of Salisbury is steeped in history and heritage, with amazing architecture and a 13th century Cathedral in the heart of the city. Salisbury has many great shops, pubs and restaurants as well as riverside walks.
Stourhead is Wiltshire’s most famous gardens where a central lake and classical temples were laid out between 1741 and 1780. Now owned by the National Trust.
The Picturesque Village of Lacock is a National Trust village, familiar to many as the setting for Cranford and some of the Harry Potter films. This living village dates back 700 years and has a bakery, church and many pubs.
The Typically English Village of Castle Coombe, has honey-coloured cottages set beside a babbling brook. It has featured in the film version of Dr Dolittle, as well as The Wolfman, Stardust and more recently, Steven Speilberg’s War Horse.
There are many other sights, include Iron Age hill forts, castle ruins, stately homes, landscape gardens, industrial heritage and award-winning museums.