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Destination guide

Escape to holiday lettings in Wiltshire

Located outside of London, Wiltshire is a vibrant rural community with plenty of outdoor activities, foodie events, art exhibits and creative excursions. Whether you’re with your family, your loved one or on your own adventure, you’ll find endless options to explore the landscape and villages in Wiltshire. Holiday lettings in Wiltshire can provide you with all you need for an unforgettable holiday.

History

Historic sites near Wiltshire holiday homes

Wiltshire celebrates the long and rich history of England in many museums, historic homes and landmarks throughout the region. Holiday homes are available near Stourhead, an 18th-century Palladian mansion with a vast landscaped garden, and Old Sarum, an Iron Age hill fort with ruins of a Norman cathedral. You may also enjoy Lacock Abbey, the country home of William Henry Fox Talbot, with a museum and garden, and Silbury Hill, a Neolithic monument that dates back to prehistoric times. The Bowood House and Gardens, a Georgian home with landscaped grounds, a petting zoo and an adventure playground for kids, is the perfect way to combine fun and learning in the same environment.

Things to do

Activities near Wiltshire holiday homes

The attractions and activities in Wiltshire are perfect for family-friendly outings and fun-filled days of exploration. Holiday homes can be found near landmarks like Stonehenge, a notable Neolithic monument with mysterious origins, and the Longleat House, a stately English home and the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. The Salisbury Cathedral, a medieval edifice that’s home to the Magna Carta and a historic clock dating back to 1386, and Avebury, a Neolithic stone circle with 17th-century stables and a museum with local historic artefacts, are great places for history and culture enthusiasts.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Wootton Bassett

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? You'll be sure to enjoy Wootton Bassett for its swimming and golfing. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Wootton Bassett a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Cirencester Golf Club (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Wootton Bassett

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Wootton Bassett is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lydiard Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Coate Water Country Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Somerford Lagoon (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Stanton Country Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Highgrove House and Gardens (13 mi / 20.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Wootton Bassett

The nearest airport is in Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), located 36.2 mi (58.2 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Wiltshire holiday rentals

Wiltshire is very accessible by car or public transport. You can find regular long-distance coach services from other parts of England to the villages in Wiltshire, and local buses operate within the area. Train services run throughout the region and locally as well. Car hire is available from many major airports in the area, allowing you to explore Wiltshire at your own pace.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Wiltshire

Wiltshire has a lot of famous delicacies that are heritage foods in the region. North Wiltshire is known for pig farming and creates delicious ham and bacon, as well as ‘Bath chaps’, which are made from the meat of the pig’s cheek, smoked and breaded. The pork production also led to Wiltshire Lardy Cake, a cake made of lard, bread dough, sugar and currants, and Wiltshire Loaf cheese, a highly-sought cheese from the 18th century. Artisan cheese from the milk of longhorn cattle, bacon fraise, Devizes Pie, Marlborough Cake, Wiltshire Buttermilk Cake, Druids Cake and Malmesburg Pudding are also common delicacies in Wiltshire. Try out a new food experience with one of these unique dishes found in restaurants and eateries near Wiltshire holiday homes.

How many holiday rentals are available around Wiltshire (county)?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,414 holiday lettings around Wiltshire (county). From 592 cottages to 362 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Wiltshire (county)?

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

  • Salisbury: 143 holiday homes
  • Chippenham: 1,011 holiday homes
  • Devizes: 182 holiday homes
  • Bradford-on-Avon: 509 holiday homes
  • Marlborough: 73 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Wiltshire (county)! 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 (county)?

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

  • Salisbury: 143 holiday lettings
  • Chippenham: 1,011 holiday lettings
  • Devizes: 182 holiday lettings
  • Bradford-on-Avon: 509 holiday lettings
  • Marlborough: 73 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 (county)?

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 (county) are:

  • Winchester (WNC-Winchester Bus Station): 366 self catering accommodations
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.): 1,345 self catering accommodations
  • Brize Norton (BZZ-RAF Brize Norton): 1,281 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 (county)?

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

  • Longleat Safari and Adventure Park: 779 holiday rentals
  • Avebury Stone Circle: 429 holiday rentals
  • Stourhead: 623 holiday rentals
  • Longleat: 787 holiday rentals
  • Royal Wootton Bassett Old Town Hall: 610 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wiltshire (county) listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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.

Explore destinations around Wiltshire (county)

Salisbury
143 holiday rentals
Chippenham
1,011 holiday rentals
Devizes
182 holiday rentals
Bradford-on-Avon
509 holiday rentals
Marlborough
73 holiday rentals
Westbury
440 holiday rentals
Pewsey
64 holiday rentals
Warminster
136 holiday rentals
Melksham
468 holiday rentals
Malmesbury
284 holiday rentals
Trowbridge
451 holiday rentals
Calne
212 holiday rentals
Corsham
505 holiday rentals
Biddlestone
403 holiday rentals
Stourton
139 holiday rentals
Rushall
29 holiday rentals
Tidworth
42 holiday rentals
Bath
749 holiday rentals
Bournemouth
1,008 holiday rentals
Swanage
768 holiday rentals