In the south west of England, Wiltshire is an land of wide valleys and rolling countryside. Half of the area is designated an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. With ancient historical landmarks like Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circles, and white horse carving on the hillsides, Wiltshire is a popular attraction for visitors.

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Places to visit


Lacock Abbey, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Old Sarum, Avebury Stone Circles, Stourhead, Low Moor Farm, Arundells, Cherhill White Horse, Wilton Windmill, Longleat Safari Park.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Ian Fleming

William Golding (Lord of the Flies)

Terry Pratchett

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