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Top three attractions in Wiltshire

Posted on 23rd January 2013

Locked into one of the most beautiful and scenic parts of the UK, Wiltshire is a county littered with pretty little villages, fantastic countryside and an array of local festivals and traditional events.

It is also home to a number of family-friendly attractions and magnificent points of interest, all of which play a strong role in attracting thousands of holidaymakers to the region year after year whilst on their Wiltshire cottage holidays.

Salisbury Cathedral

Below is a list of the top three attractions you and your loved ones can visit on your next break to the region.

1. Longleat Safari Park – Host to an array of exotic and exciting creatures, the Longleat Safari Park has become one of the leading wildlife sanctuaries in the UK. Whether it is the new gorilla colony, the lemur walkthrough or giraffe feeding at the new Safari Watering Hole in the African Village, you are sure to have an unforgettable day out.

2. Stonehenge – Standing dramatically and impressively as a prehistoric monument of extreme historical importance, Stonehenge is a World Heritage Site and is one of Wiltshire’s most recognisable points of interest. An interesting gift shop and the Stonehenge Cafe help complete a memorable experience visiting one of Britain’s most famous historical sites.

3. Salisbury Cathedral – A magnificent example of Early English Gothic architecture, this stunning structure never fails to inspire. Regarded by many as one of Britain’s finest medieval cathedrals, it is set within eight acres of lawn and is accompanied by historic buildings and museums within the Cathedral Close.

Whatever you decide to do and wherever you plan on visiting whilst enjoying a break in one of the stunning holiday cottages in Wiltshire over the course of 2013, you are guaranteed a memorable time. Just be sure to bring a camera so you can capture the memories which will last a lifetime.

Image Credit: Andrew Dunn (Wikimedia Commons)