Salisbury is a medieval cathedral city, nine miles south of world famous Stonehenge, which can be found on Salisbury Plain. The city’s beautiful 13th-century cathedral has a 123m spire, a working 14th-century clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta.
The town of Amesbury is just two miles from Stonehenge and one and a half from Woodhenge.
The former weaving town Bradford-on-Avon is very close to the Somerset city of Bath. Straddling the River Avon, it has an ancient bridge, Tithe Barn and 19th-century former cloth mills. The canal and historic buildings make it popular with tourists.
Calne is on the northwestern edge of the North Wessex Downs, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It’s the only town on the river Garden.
Chippenham is a large historic market town, four miles west of The Cotswolds AONB. Some form of settlement is believed to have existed there before Roman times.
On the edge of the Cotswolds, the historic market town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is home to a number of historic buildings, such as Corsham Court and the Almshouses.
Cricklade is a small historic 9th century Saxon town, just outside the Cotswolds AONB. It’s the first town on the River Thames as it flows towards London.
Devizes is a market town and civil parish in the centre of the county. It grew around Devizes Castle, an 11th-century Norman castle.
Highworth is a market town about six miles northeast of Swindon town centre.
Ludgershall is a town and civil parish 16 miles north east of Salisbury.
England’s oldest borough has a stunning 12th Century Abbey which is still in use. A market town, it was important town in the Middle Ages as a centre for learning focused on and around Malmesbury Abbey.
The bustling market town boasts the second-widest high street in Britain, after Stockton-on-Tees. It sits on the River Kennet, 24 miles north of Salisbury.
A historic market town
Mere lies at the southwestern tip of Salisbury Plain, close to the borders of Somerset and Dorset.
Formerly Wootton Bassett, the small market town was renamed Royal Wootton Bassett in 2011. Situated in the north of the county, it lies six miles to the west of Swindon.
Swindon is a large and modern town.
Tidworth is a garrison town in the south-east of the county.
Trowbridge is the county town of Wiltshire, on the River Biss in the west of the county.
Warminster lies on the edge of Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB
The town is most famous for its white horse.
Wilton, nestled in the junction of the Wylye and Nadder river valley, dates back to Anglo-Saxon times. It is the ancient capital of Wessex and famous for carpets which were made at the carpet factory from the 18th century. It’s also home to beautiful Wilton House.