Your family will never struggle for things to do in Wiltshire. Just two hours drive from London, the county of Wiltshire is within easy reach of the capital, and it’s also proximate to Bristol and Bath. Located in south-west England, Wiltshire is landlocked and characterised by high downland and wide valleys.
Whether it’s an outdoor adventure, learning about Britain’s history, or wandering National Trust houses and gardens, Wiltshire has plenty to do for all ages. Walk by the ancient Stonehenge, or travel across Salisbury Plain to marvel at the city’s medieval cathedral. Visit all eight of the Wiltshire White Horses, and ponder the presence of these ancient carvings. Don’t forget that part of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is located in Wiltshire’s north-western corner - perhaps plan to rent a classic car and tour the family around the picturesque villages and landscapes. Take a stroll around the National Trust’s Stourhead, a UNESCO Cultural and World Heritage Site, or plan a visit to another of the county’s important country houses - Longleat - where you can spot the lions on a safari tour (but beware of the monkeys, who will go for your car aerials!)
Stay at the Georgian, Grade II listed building of The Bishopstrow Hotel, and take your family to a music concert at the Wiltshire Music Centre. Wiltshire Museum in Devizes also makes for an interesting visit and brings you within easy reach of Bath which is just over the county border in Somerset.