Wiltshire is a ceremonial county in South West England. The ancient county town was Wilton, but since 1930 Wiltshire County Council and its successor Wiltshire Council have been based at Trowbridge.
Wiltshire is characterised by its high downland and wide valleys. Salisbury Plain is famous as the location of the Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles and other ancient landmarks. The city of Salisbury is notable for its mediaeval cathedral.
The highest point in the county is the Tan Hill-Milk Hill ridge in the Pewsey Vale, just to the north of Salisbury Plain, at 295 m above sea level.
Things to do
Wiltshire offers a variety of towns and stunning picturesque villages and each one has something to offer you, and not forgetting the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge.
One of Wiltshire's largest family attractions is Longleat Safari & Adventure Park featuring Monkey Temple, a Jungle Cruise and the Jungle Express to name but a few of the things! Spot some of the animals made famous by the BBC's Animal Park and let off steam in the adventure playground.
Learn about ghoulish tales and ghostly goings-on in Salisbury with one of the Salisbury City Guides ghost or horrible history tours and visit one of our museums for hands-on learning or how about exploring the towns and villages on a Treasure Trail?