Hawker Typhoon scale model at Chalke Valley History Festival

Music, Arts & Culture

Wiltshire is a great county for the arts. Home to many artists, musicians, actors and authors, the county is full of talent. It’s home to the largest history festival in Britain – Chalke Valley History Festival. Started in 2011, it brings in top names from the world of history, politics and beyond. Salisbury International Arts […]

Food and Drink

Wiltshire is famed for pork, the Wiltshire Lardy Cake, and cheese. North Wiltshire, particularly Swindon, has been synonymous with pig farming since Saxon times and Wiltshire ham and bacon are still very popular. To allow the meat travel to well it needed to be preserved and so Harris’ of Calne came up with the Wiltshire […]


What’s on

Our guide to What’s on in Wiltshire (annual events). January 2021 update – Please be aware that due to coronavirus, some of these events will not be taking place. If there is something you think should be listed please let us know by contacting us with details. January: Bradford Roots Music Festival. Acoustic, electric, eclectic: Bradford on Avon’s […]

Walking at Stourhead

Explore Wiltshire

Beautiful Wiltshire is characterised by chalk hills and valleys and the mainly rural location offers some stunning views. The Marlborough Downs are in fact part of the North Wessex Downs AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The great wild expanse of Salisbury Plain is well known for the ancient monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury but […]

Bouverie Avenue Royal Wedding Street Party

The residents of Bouverie Avenue in Salisbury, came out in force to enjoy the Street Party to celebrate the marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton. The road was closed and the party was officially opened by the Mayor of Salisbury, Brian Dalton. Bunting and flags hung from the houses, home-made cakes and sandwiches covered […]