Where to stay around Wiltshire?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 354 holiday lettings near Wiltshire. From 192 cottages to 60 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Wiltshire for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Wiltshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Wiltshire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Salisbury: 122 holiday homes
  • Bradford-on-Avon: 475 holiday homes
  • Marlborough: 60 holiday homes
  • Chippenham: 263 holiday homes
  • Warminster: 176 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Wiltshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Wiltshire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Wiltshire with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Salisbury: 122 holiday lettings
  • Bradford-on-Avon: 475 holiday lettings
  • Marlborough: 60 holiday lettings
  • Chippenham: 263 holiday lettings
  • Warminster: 176 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Wiltshire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Wiltshire are:

  • Lyneham Airport (LYE): 878 self catering accommodations
  • Bournemouth Airport (BOH): 1,326 self catering accommodations
  • Brize Norton Airport (BZZ): 1,001 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Wiltshire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Wiltshire. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Stonehenge: 281 holiday rentals
  • Avebury Stone Circle: 466 holiday rentals
  • Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum: 359 holiday rentals
  • Stonehenge: 280 holiday rentals
  • Salisbury Cathedral: 356 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wiltshire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make a holiday rental cottage or accommodation in Wiltshire your home away from home

Wiltshire is a wonderfully diverse county, with lively market towns found in patches throughout the famous downs, rolling hills and wide open countryside. Located in the South of England, Wiltshire is a largely rural region where you cannot fail to relax and slow your pace of life a little, at least for the week or two in which you are staying in your Wiltshire accommodation! How ever you wish to spend your holiday, walking the downs, investigating the rich history and culture or simply living a life of luxury on the golf courses and fine Wiltshire restaurants, you will always find plenty of top class options from self catering Wiltshire accommodation.

Things to do on a Wiltshire holiday

Wiltshire is steeped in history. There are some staggering ancient sites, many of which are the most important and celebrated in the whole of England. The World Heritage Site at Stonehenge is one of the most famous in the world, and Wiltshire’s attractions don’t stop there. The stone circles of Avebury are the focus of a range of ancient sites, from the West Kennet Long Barrow to Sillbury Hill. Salisbury Cathedral is one of the most beautiful in the country, and boasts the largest spire in England. If you have the time to visit Salisbury Cathedral from your Wiltshire accommodation, make sure you go in, as the original script of the Magna Carta is displayed in the Charter House here.

The great chalk downs, rivers and canal routes make Wiltshire a haven for outdoor activities too. There are endless walks to be found, cycle routes to be conquered and fantastic bridle paths to be explored on Wiltshire holidays, many of which take you past a range of Wiltshire’s most famous (and a few of the less well known) white horses which are cut painstakingly into the chalk hills. There is a huge network of bridle paths, footpaths and cycle ways in Wiltshire, and some wonderful rural Wiltshire public houses in which to have a hearty meal and refreshing drink.

Wiltshire has its fair share of top golf courses too. Wiltshire’s golf courses range from quite par 3 courses to long, undulating and highly challenging championship courses like those in Marlborough, Salisbury and Chippenham.

Places to visit on a Wiltshire holiday

Salisbury and the surrounding area is a favourite region in which to take Wiltshire accommodation. The close-by attractions of Stonehenge and Salisbury Plain are important attractions, but the quaint shopping streets, soaring spire of the Cathedral and the top class Wiltshire restaurants mean Wiltshire accommodation in the town are highly sought after.

Marlborough is another charming old town, filled with cafes, little shops and charming townhouses which make the perfect base for any exploration of the downs, whether on foot, bicycle, horseback or canal barge.

Weather in Wiltshire

Summer days on the downs can be magnificent, with the sun beaming down, and temperatures in the 20’s (°C) producing a lush covering of vegetation below your feet. During the winter months, conditions can of course be variable, but even then, as the sun rises low over the hilltops, gleaming off the morning dew, you could not ask for finer scenery.

Travel to Wiltshire

Located in the centre of southern England and well connected to London, the West Country and Wales by the M4 corridor, accommodation in Wiltshire is very easy to reach. Train and rail networks are extensive, and there are plenty of car hire companies in the larger towns including Swindon and Salisbury.

Activities and attractions in Wiltshire

Are you searching for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Wiltshire a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Center Parcs Longleat Forest (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Longleat Safari and Adventure Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Thruxton Motorsport Centre (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Hawk Conservancy Trust (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Bath Golf Club (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Recreation Ground (18.6 mi / 30 km)

Exploring the natural features in Wiltshire

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Wiltshire is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Center Parcs Longleat Forest (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Cathedral Close (17.4 mi / 27.9 km)
  • Prior Park Landscape Garden (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Alice Park (18.5 mi / 29.7 km)
  • Sydney Gardens (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Lydiard Park (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)