Destination guide

Historical Wiltshire will entice you

Take a holiday to Wiltshire and enjoy the area's cathedral, history and museums. Revered for its restaurants, shopping and local tours, this city is both romantic and welcoming. Local cultural sights include Stonehenge and Old Sarum. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


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)
Natural highlights

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)
How to get there

Transport to and around Wiltshire

Fly into Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), the closest airport, located 33.4 mi (53.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Southampton (SOU), which is 34.9 mi (56.1 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Pewsey Station, Melksham Station and Westbury Station are the main stations in the area.

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: 175 holiday rentals
  • Marlborough: 82 holiday rentals
  • Bradford-on-Avon: 593 holiday rentals
  • Castle Combe: 471 holiday rentals
  • Chippenham: 1,145 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Wiltshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Salisbury: 175 holiday homes
  • Marlborough: 82 holiday homes
  • Bradford-on-Avon: 593 holiday homes
  • Castle Combe: 471 holiday homes
  • Chippenham: 1,145 holiday homes

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 holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Wiltshire are:

  • Cheltenham (CHW-Royal Well Bus Station): 1,610 holiday houses
  • Poole (POQ-Poole Bus Station): 1,585 holiday houses
  • Winchester (WNC-Winchester Bus Station): 500 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Wiltshire?

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

  • Salisbury (XSR-Salisbury Train Station): 458 holiday rentals
  • Avebury Stone Circle: 575 holiday rentals
  • Castle Combe Circuit: 1,258 holiday rentals
  • Swindon Designer Outlet: 736 holiday rentals
  • Westbury Station: 870 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 homes.