Holiday in Wiltshire
Wiltshire’s historic landscape and market towns are perfect for cycling and walking holidays. There are plenty of places to stay, with accommodation to suit different needs, whether that be a luxury hotel, a cosy B&B, a break on a farm, a self catering cottage, a camping break or in something a bit different like a shepherds hut or glamping pod.
Whether it’s a weekend or a week, popular itineraries include:
- Salisbury – Be inspired by the peace and beauty of Salisbury Cathedral. Discover the world’s finest original Magna Carta, the world’s oldest working clock and over 750 years of history. There are a fantastic variety of walking routes around the city. Cycle or take the bus north up to Old Sarum and explore 5000 years of history at the mighty Iron Age hill fort. Cycle west and stroll around Wilton House with its 17th century interiors, world famous art collection and 22 acres of parkland and gardens.
- Stonehenge – explore the Great Cursus, the Stonehenge Avenue, King Barrow Ridge and the great henge of Durrington Walls. Download our map of cycle routes from Salisbury to Stonehenge. You can also pick up a map from Salisbury’s Tourist Information Centre. You can hire bikes from Hayball Cyclesport in Salisbury town centre.
- Why not plan your own cycle tour following one of the National Cycle Network routes or the Wiltshire Cycleway. Popular destinations include Avebury, the historic town of Marlborough or travel around Wiltshire’s white horses.
- The Kennet and Avon Canal path is accessible from Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Melksham, Devizes and Great Bedwyn (near Marlborough). This path is said to be one of England’s best cycle routes, and is also fantastic for walking.
- Mountain bike routes such as Cranbourne Chase, the Ridgeway Trail and the Coate to Marlborough railway path.
Find out more about:
Suggested cycle routes
Suggested walking routes
Cycle maps for our market towns
Direct trains to Wiltshire include:
London (Paddington) – via Swindon (55 mins),Chippenham (70 mins) and Great Bedwyn (90 mins)
London (Waterloo) – Salisbury (90 mins) and Tisbury (103 mins)
The Bristol to Weymouth and Southampton lines call at Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury, Warminster and Salisbury for visitors from Wales, the Midlands and the North.
Use our journey planner to help plan your trip.
For more ideas and to book your accommodation have a look at VisitWiltshire’s offers.