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Stay in a Pub in Wiltshire

One of the south’s larger counties, Wiltshire remains an unspoiled corner of England yet as a holiday destination it has plenty to offer families, walker, cyclists and culture vultures alike. At its heart lie some of the wildest and least populated landscapes in the country, littered with prehistoric sites, monoliths and barrows. You don’t have to travel far to discover evidence of early human habitation.

Without doubt, Stonehenge is Wiltshire’s best-known landmark and people from all parts of the world make their way here, such is its extraordinary allure and powerful sense of mystery. Nearby Avebury’s circle of ancient standing stones also draws countless curious visitors, while to the south the paths and tracks of Salisbury Plain (those that are legally open to the public) allow walkers to explore parts of this enigmatic 300 square-mile tract of land, much of which is now used as a military training area.

Wiltshire is all about ancient history and timeless landscapes. Some of the best walks are on the wonderfully exposed Downland tracts of the Ridgeway, to be found in the vicinity of the A4, the M4 and the Kennet and Avon Canal, three communication routes running east to west through the county.

Elsewhere, Wiltshire offers a great variety of scenery – from extensive areas of forest and woodland to picturesque river valleys, pretty villages and idyllic water meadows.

There are several grand country houses and stately homes in Wiltshire most notably Longleat with its accompanying Longleat Safari Park, and Wilton House just outside of Salisbury and both ideal attractions for families. A visit to Salisbury, the capital of Wiltshire is not complete without a visit to Salisbury Cathedral built in the 13th Century with its stunning Cloisters and the tallest spire in Britain.