Holiday Cottages in Historic Wiltshire

Local Tourist Attractions

Our luxury self catering cottages in Wiltshire are ideally located to enjoy a a memorable English holiday. There are many historical landmarks and attractions that you can find close by and here is our pick:

Stonehenge

If you are interested in venturing a little further, the world famous Stonehenge is still close to our cottages, a 90 minute drive away and well worth it. The ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is one of the great wonders of the world. What visitors see today are the substantial remnants of the last in a sequence of such monuments erected between circa 3000BC and 1600BC. The surrounding landscape is also fascinating, containing huge prehistoric monuments stretching over several kilometres, including the Avenue and the Cursus, massive earthwork enclosures like Durrington Walls and the North Kite, as well as hundreds of burial mounds.


Avebury

If your explorers hat is thoroughly on by this time then perhaps a trip to the village of Avebury, just 30 minutes drive away from the Luxury Cottages. One of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe is spread over a vast area at Avebury – the great stone circle, encompassing part of the village of Avebury, is enclosed by a ditch and external bank and approached by an avenue of stones. The site museum, including an exhibition in the 17th-century thatched threshing barn, presents the archaeological story.


Avebury - Image Courtesy of Gordon M Robertson, flickr