Some of the top factors that distinguish Wiltshire as an attractive tourist destination that is worth every holiday spent in it are its tours and sightseeing offers. In Wiltshire, there are both amazing man-made and natural miracles waiting to be discovered, diverse assortments of flora and wildlife, and a heritage rooted in thousands of years of history.
Are you interested in touring places like historic grounds, art galleries, museums, or do you find hiking through natural marvels and capturing beautiful images more enticing?
The Salisbury Cathedral is a revered building that is as much holy ground as it is a hallowed tourist attraction. It is an immense piece of British history and visiting the cathedral entails the discovery of nearly 800 years of history, including Britain’s tallest spire, the hallowed Magna Carta 1215 and Europe’s oldest working clock. Built between 1220 and 1258 according to an official estimate, the structure is rated as Britain’s finest 13th century Gothic cathedral with over 70,000 tons of medieval craftsmanship. The management suggests visitors allow between 1.5 hours and 3 hours for a full tour of the site but offer a 45 minute highlight tour for those pressed for time. The Cathedral is located at number 6 the close, Salisbury SP1 2EF and is open on Monday to Saturday at 9am to 5pm.
Very much related to Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle is thought to have been constructed by the Beaker People in Neolithic times (between 2500 to 2000 BC), the same people that are thought to have played a large part in the construction of Stonehenge. Those that want to take a tour or go sightseeing around Avebury are granted free entry and the sight remains open at “any reasonable time within daylight hours”. The stones are tagged as one of the greatest Marvels of Britain and within it has the largest stone circle in Britain (originally of about 100 stones). The Alexander Keller Museum collects and displays the various discoveries from the monument, which in itself is a World Heritage Site. Avebury Stone Circle is located in Marlborough, Wiltshire.
For the avid flight enthusiasts or just any fanatic of old artifacts and items, a trip to see this collection is no doubt one of the most rewarding experiences one can have while in Wiltshire County. The management continues to stress that their location is Old Sarum Airfield and not the BoscombeDownAirfield. The collection hosts a slew of aircrafts and other aviation related contraptions including the Meteor NF11, the Hunter F6A and the Hunter F2 and there’s usually a nominal charge for entry and visits.
Because of the dull, unpredictable weather, it’s advised to always have an umbrella or other rainwear at the ready. Also, the locals are very friendly so do not hesitate to ask for directions or any other piece of information when in need.
Our goal at Seek South West is to make sure that you have fun during your tours and sightseeing expedition in Wiltshire, and we do this by helping you make the required arrangements.