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  • Options range from small independent hotels in Wiltshire to family-run guest houses, where you will be looked after by the owner.
  • In all cases, you will have a comfy bed, breakfast will be prepared for you, and you will be given help and advice on travel and local visitor attractions.
  • This is an affordable and often more characterful alternative to staying in a larger hotel in Wiltshire.

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Wiltshire Visitor information

An Introduction to Wiltshire

Wiltshire is home to many historic monuments and has cultural importance together with rural valleys and large country estates open to the public.

Things to do in Wiltshire

Wiltshire is home to the ancient monuments that are Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Circle. Salisbury Castle is over 750 years old and has Britain's tallest spire. The 14th Century Old Wardour Castle is also in the region, as well as Longleat Safari Park. Great Chalfied Manor is a National Trust property.

Getting to Wiltshire

By Road

The north of Wiltshire is accessible from London via the M4. The M3 connects London to the A30 and A303 roads, which serve the south of Wiltshire. From the Midlands and the North, the main route is by the M5 to the Almondsbury interchange near Bristol and then into Wiltshire by the M4, A4 or A36.

By Coach and Bus

There are regular long-distance coach services from many parts of England to Chippenham, Marlborough, Salisbury, Swindon and other Wiltshire towns by National Express. The bus operators in the region include Wilts and Dorset who run the majority of the services.

By Rail

Fast and regular Inter-City services from London Paddington can take as little as 60 minutes. From London Waterloo trains stop at Salisbury after a 83 minute journey. There are many train stations in the region.

By Air

The main airports near Wiltshire are Bournemouth International Airport and Southampton International Airport. Both are approximately a 40 minute drive from the heart of Wiltshire.

History of Wiltshire

Wiltshire is extraordinarily rich in prehistoric history. The stone age is represented by a number of flint and stone implements and Stonehenge, with its circles of giant stones.
Ancient strongholds are scattered over the county. Among the most remarkable are Vespasian's Camp, near Amesbury and Silbury Hill, the largest artificial mound in Europe, near Avebury. The English conquest of the district now known as Wiltshire began in 552 AD with the victory of Saxon Cynric over the native Britons at Old Sarum, by which the way was opened to Salisbury Plain. Wilton and Salisbury were destroyed by the Danish invaders under Sweyn I of Denmark in 1003, and in 1015 the district was harried by Canute.

During the wars of Stephen's reign, Salisbury, Devizes and Malmesbury were garrisoned by Roger, Bishop of Salisbury, for the Empress, but in 1138 Stephen seized the bishop and captured Devizes Castle. In 1216 Marlborough Castle was surrendered to Louis by Hugh de Neville. Hubert de Burgh escaped in 1233 from Devizes Castle, where he had been imprisoned in the previous year.

In the Civil War of the 17th century Wiltshire actively supported the parliamentary cause, displaying a spirit of violent anti-Catholicism, and the efforts of the Marquess of Hertford and of Lord Seymour to raise a party for the king met with vigorous resistance from the inhabitants. The Royalists, however, made some progress in the early stage of the struggle, Marlborough being captured for the king in 1642, while in 1643 the forces of the Earl of Essex were routed by Charles I and Prince Rupert at Aldbourne. In the same year Sir William Waller, after failing to capture Devizes, was defeated in the Battle of Roundway Down nearby.

The castles of Wiltshire have been almost entirely swept away.  

Reviews For Wiltshire

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4.5

Based On 115 Reviews
Room
4.3
Value
4.4
Service
4.7
Food
4.7
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4.6

We only stayed one night but it was a really lovely place - the food was great, staff lovely and the inn itself was charming. We hope to go back another time.

(Review Of Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove)

On line booking ok but your instructions to reach the Inn were incorrect leaving us trying to find the place in the dark down very narrow country lanes - suggest you look into this and rectify. Have reported this to the landlord.

(Review Of Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove)

Lovely area, beautiful building and lovely food. Room was very nicely decorated and beds were very comfy. Service for dinner could have been better, but no other complaints. Would stay there again.

(Review Of Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove)

My only observation is that the location is difficult to find. Better signage on the country lanes leading to the Inn especialy from the north would be helpfull.

(Review Of Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove)

There was some confusion amongst staff whether we had paid - we did via the website. Others might not be so relaxed about being asked a second time (at breakfast ) whether we had paid. All in all though a super evening and breakfast.

(Review Of Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove)

A lovely experience. Room and bed very comfortable. Bar and Dining Room ambience warm and inviting. Presentation and quality of evening meal and breakfast excellent as were all the staff and management; friendly and professional. A real gem tucked away in beautiful countryside. An outstanding overnight stay.

(Review Of Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove)

Found the ideal country pub in a restful and beautiful setting. We enjoyed the company of a friendly landlord and an excellent evening meal in front of a warming log fire; the beer was good too! Breakfast was first class - looking forward to our next visit!

(Review Of Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove)

We spent 1 night in this delightful inn. The countryside around is beautiful and we very much enjoyed our visit, including the evening meal and breakfast. Our daughter has just moved to the area & we shall certainly stay here again.

(Review Of Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove)

Excellent welcome and all round service. Wonderful food and superb breakfast. Accommodation first class. Only issue bar and food prices are on the high side, otherwise cannot be faulted.

(Review Of Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove)
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