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Living in Wiltshire

Perhaps you live in Wiltshire already and are familiar with its many delights. Maybe you live in a neighbouring county and are considering a new job in our county that will involve a short commute. Or perhaps you live elsewhere in the UK or further afield and are contemplating a relocation.

 

Whatever it is that’s led you to arrive at these pages, it’s likely that you’ll know something about Wiltshire already. Boasting the world famous landmarks of Stonehenge, Avebury Stones and Salisbury Cathedral, there’s plenty to recommend it.

 

Wiltshire is an enchanting place to live, offering quintessentially English countryside and almost half the county designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Renowned for our iconic white horses carved into the rolling downs, history and culture seeps through every pore.

New Forest

Bars and Restaurants

Stonehenge

Salisbury Cathedral

Longleat Safari Park

Swindon Designer Outlet

Fitness and Leisure

Caen Hill Locks

Carta Magna Memorial  in Runnymede

If you like your stately homes and National Trust properties, there’s the spectacular Stourhead and Lacock Abbey, as well as Wilton House near Salisbury, to name but a few.

 

Home to the famous Magna Carta, Salisbury is ‘the city in the countryside’, offering a thriving market, buzzing arts scene, and some of England’s finest historic houses and classic architecture.

 

For the perfect family day out there is Longleat Safari Park, or if you’re looking for an adventurous short break there’s Center Parcs Longleat Forest. The cosmopolitan city of Bristol and the tourist mecca that is Bath are both within easy reach, whilst the Swindon Designer Outlet offers plenty of retail therapy. And being only an hour and a half away from London, means that even the latest West End shows are accessible.

To the south of the county sits the ancient woodland of the New Forest National Park, whilst just outside Devizes on the Kennet and Avon Canal sits the Caen Hill Locks, a spectacular flight of 29 locks that will take over five hours to traverse by canal boat.

 

So whilst our largely rural countryside lends itself to a gentler pace of life outside the working day, you’ll find there’s still plenty to keep the pulse racing during your leisure time.

 

And if you’re relocating with the family, you’ll be pleased to hear that Wiltshire is well served by high performing nurseries, primary and secondary schools, with GCSE performance above average for the South West.

Carta Magna Memorial  in Runnymede