Rolling English countryside for exploring on horseback bicycle or on foot, historic market towns for shopping and dining, stately homes and gardens. Wiltshire is a diverse county with many attractions for all the family, including Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, and Wiltshire’s white horses.
Castle Combe is situated on the southern-most edge of the Cotswolds. Castle Combe has been called ‘The Prettiest Village in England’; visitors have been coming to enjoy its charms for at least a century and the small street leading from the Market Cross down to the By Brook is as picturesque today as it ever was.
The village has played host to many filming activities, the most famous of these being ‘Doctor Doolittle’ filmed in and around the village in 1966. More recently the village has had a major role in ‘War Horse’, ‘Stardust’ and ‘The Wolf Man’. The village is also a sanctuary to wildlife as it is a conservation area and enjoys the beauty of nature at its very best.
The village of Lacock is 3 miles south from the town of Chippenham. Owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust, its unspoiled appearance makes it a picturesque and delightful place to explore. The village has been used as a film and television set, for the BBC productions of Pride and Prejudice and Cranford. It has also been a location in some of the Harry Potter films.
Corsham Court is based on an Elizabethan house dating from 1582. The house and grounds are the work of Capability Brown, John Nash and Thomas Bellamy. Privately owned by the Methuen family from 1745 to the present day.
Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain and has attracted visitors from earliest times. It stands as a timeless monument to the people who built it. Explore their new visitor centre today!