At its heart Wiltshire is still a very rural county. It’s sweeping Chalk hills of the Ridgeway and the Marlborough downs, plus the valleys of the Thames that run through it, means that it can have both the pastoral and the arable types of farming. The end result is that the land is largely unspoilt and it begins to encapsulate the green and pleasant land of England that we think we know so well. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have it’s towns and cities. Salisbury is a thriving capital and Swindon it’s business and manufacturing heart. In between there are quaint market towns like, Cricklade, Marlborough and Devizes.
It’s also a great place to live if you’re over 55. Take a look at Park homes Wiltshire to see what we mean and Visit Park Home Life. Whether you prefer the quiet rural or the urban bustle this county has a great balance.
There is also plenty to do! It is serviced by some of the best leisure centres in the country and for the heritage buff it has a huge amount of National Trust sites to visit as well. The flagship property of Stourhead is there along with the World heritage site of Avebury and it’s Manor. There are walks a plenty to across it and there is even the chance to do a bit of boating along the Kennet and Avon Canal. The county has great links to London and Cardiff if you fancy a longer trip out.