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Wiltshire Holiday Cottages
A good selection of Wiltshire self catering cottages and accommodation from the companies listed below. They're arranged according to the amount each provides, with numbers correct at the time of writing. See the sites for details of availability and discounts.
Cottages 4 You
- More than 50 Wiltshire holiday cottages
, most of which have three star gradings and above. Their properties are located in towns such as Castle Combe, Bradenstoke and Wootton Bassett. Low-season prices start at £300 for week-long holiday breaks.
- 35 Wiltshire cottage properties
as well as other forms of self catering accommodation including cabins, holiday lodges and self catering chalets. Booking prices begin at £200 in some cases with discounts offered for selected cottages.
- Around 25 Wiltshire cottages including both modern and traditionally styled properties. Prices range between £215 and £895 for week-long stays, depending on the size of the holiday property and the time of year booked. Visit the site for the latest deals and user reviews.
- A collection of holiday cottages in Wiltshire which features Grade II listed holiday properties and 18th century cottages. They can be found in places like Salisbury, Heywood, Sutton Mandeville and Great Hinton. Pets are allowed for a small selection but smokers are not.
Known as the gateway to the West Country, Wiltshire is a picturesque county with panoramic views over a spectacular rural setting. It has a countryside of rolling downs and wooded valleys, peppered by little stone cottage villages. It is also home to one of Britain's most famous landmarks, Stonehenge.
Much of Northern Wiltshire is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty
. The towns in this region are almost as picturesque as the surrounding countryside - some of the most notable include Castle Combe, considered to be the prettiest in England and Lacock, which was the setting for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
South Wiltshire is home to countless historical places of interest such as the pre-historic Stonehenge and the Roman town of Salisbury, with its magnificent Cathedral. The Iron Age fort of Old Sarum
is another splendid example of a rich and diverse history, and dates back as far as 3000BC.
Wiltshire is the jewel in the crown of the West Country. It is a delightful county of rolling meadows and sleepy hamlets. Towns like Malmesbury
, Chippenham and Salisbury possess a distinct English charm, unique to this part of the world. See below for further details about Wiltshire visitor attractions, entertainment and places of interest.
Wiltshire visitor attractions
This section provides more information about some of the most notable Wiltshire visitor attractions and places of interest. Visitors will find admission prices, entry times and summaries of each attraction listed.
Castle Combe Racing Circuit is a popular attraction and plays host to a wide selection of race meetings throughout the year. A number of driving experiences are offered which allow visitors to drive 4x4 vehicles, Ferraris and sports saloons. See the website
for more details.
Brokerswood Country Park
also provides a good day out and features over 80 acres of private park land that includes picnic/barbecue areas, children's play areas, adventure playgrounds and a narrow-gauge railway. Opening hours are 10am - 6pm. Tickets are between £2.50 and £3.50. Great Western Railway Museum is a most-visit and houses a number of famous locomotives such as the Evening Star - it's open from 10am - 5pm and tickets are around £7.
Food and drink
Bishopstrow House in Warminster is a renowned restaurant that has attained two AA rosettes
for its outstanding cuisine. It serves modern British food in an old Georgian country home and also has one of the biggest collections of antique firearms in the UK. Main courses start at around £8 and both vegetarian and children's menus are offered.
For a less formal night out, try Tollgate Inn
, situated in Bradford-upon-Avon
. This charming country pub also serves contemporary UK fare at affordable prices. It's large menu includes a wide selection of imaginative dishes such as pan-fried pheasant breast.
For good pubs see the family-run Bridge Inn
, Devizes, which features a traditional interior, a pub garden and a wide selection of ales. Visitors will also find an excellent menu. The 16th century Barford Inn, Salisbury is also worth a visit and was at one time a coaching inn. It has a cosy interior, large garden and serves a number of local beers - families are welcome.
History and Culture
The famous Stonehenge
is open from 9am to 7pm during the summer months and admission is £3.30 for children, £6.60 for adults. Concessions are also available for students and under-5s. Old Sarum Hill Fort near Salisbury is also a major historical attraction and is protected by the National Heritage. Remains of the fortress, castle and palace are still evident and are illustrated by graphical displays which can be found around the site. Visiting times are 9am - 6pm during high season, entry is £3.
is another important site and boasts the highest spire in the United Kingdom at over 400ft. It also features the world's oldest clock, the largest cloister in the UK and four copies of the original Magna Carta
. Visiting hours for the cathedral are 7.15am to 7.15pm during the summer although these can be subject to change due to services and events.