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Wiltshire is a large and mostly rural county in the West of England. The county contains large areas of rolling chalk downland and grazing farmland, including Salisbury Plain, a large expanse of downland that is used as a training area by the British Army.

For the visitor, Wiltshire is probably most significant because it contains several extremely important neolithic monuments, including the stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury and the former settlement of Old Sarum in Salisbury.


Map of Wiltshire

The following cities, towns and villages may be of interest to visitors:


  • Salisbury - only city in the county, has a splendid cathedral



  • Avebury –Famous henge
  • Box - Site of the famous Box Railway tunnel and home to musicians Peter Gabriel ans Midge Ure
  • Bratton - Site of Bratton Castle (or Camp), an Iron Age hill fort.
  • Castle Combe (pronounced Coom) — A small pretty village northwest of Chippenham
  • Cricklade
  • Lacock - A village dating back to the 13th century and owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust [2], site of Lacock Abbey and the William Fox-Talbot museum [3]
  • Pewsey - A large village with a mainline line rail station
  • Wilton - A medium-sized village west of Salisbury.

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  • The White Horses of Wiltshire - Made by removing the grass on hills to reveal the white chalk. Most are a few hundred years old.


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