Wiltshire is a beautiful county with stunning landscape to admire, including lush green undulating valleys, 8 white chalk horses, ancient villages and market towns, UNESCO World Heritage sites and plenty of beautiful country estates to explore.
A diverse county, there are masses of things to go and do and the festival scene is pretty active too! Wiltshire has had plenty of famous residents, including Ian Fleming creator of British Secret Agent James Bond, codename 007, Sir Cecil Beaton, famous designer, fashion and portrait photographer, author Sir Terry Pratchett and musician Sting, to name but a few.
Closer to The Rising Sun explore beautiful Bowood House & Gardens set in Capability Brown parklands (22 minutes), the Badminton Estate recorded in the Domesday Book (25 minutes), Avebury the massive Henge containing the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world (30 minutes) and for some vintage glamour, the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum (20 mins).
From Christian Malford, visit the stunning village of Lacock owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust (20 minutes), the historic market town of Corsham situated on the SE edge of the Cotswolds (20 minutes), the City of Bath named after its famous Roman-built baths (45 minutes), the dreamy and magical town of Bradford-on-Avon (40 minutes), Castle Combe a village often named the prettiest village in England (22 minutes), and if you’re looking for a bit of speed, take a supercar for a spin at Castle Combe Circuit (20 minutes) or visit M4 Karting, Wiltshire’s Premier indoor Karting and Minimoto centre (10 minutes).