Things to do

Riding in Grovely Woods

Riding in Grovely Woods. Photo by Lara Ball.

Wiltshire has plenty to see and do, from sightseeing and easy strolls at one end of the spectrum to paramotoring and go-karting at the more extreme end. With plenty of archaeological sites, beautiful chalk downland, National Trust properties and high adrenaline sporting activities, there’s something for everyone.

Our top 25 things to do (in no particular order):

    • See the sun rise at Stonehenge on the summer or winter solstice
    • Learn to fly with old Sarum Flying School
    • A day out at Wilton House and Gardens
    • Walk around Silbury Hill
    • See the animals at Longleat Safari Park
    • Walk around the beautiful gardens at Stourhead
Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral. Photo by Lara Ball

  • Paramotoring in Mere
  • Go-Karting at Wessex Raceway
  • Drive an F1 car at Castle Combe Circuit
  • See Great Bustards on Salisbury Plain
  • Stroll around the picturesque village of Castle Combe
  • Climb the spire at Salisbury Cathedral
  • Visit Avebury stone circle
  • See the ruins of Wardour Castle
  • Dog racing at Swindon Greyhounds
  • Paintballing at Purton House
  • A day at Salisbury Races
  • Climbing at the Swindon Link Centre
  • Riding through Grovely Woods with Grovely Riding Centre
  • Visit the ghost town of Imber
  • Mountain biking on Pewsey Downs
  • Walking through Savernake Forest
  • Street luging on Gurston Down
  • A day in Lacock
  • Ice skating in Swindon