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February 18, 2016


Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 1:23 pm

Wiltshire – A pretty county located in the South-West of England, Wiltshire has a wealth of tourist attractions that make it a must visit place if you are in that part of the UK any time this coming year. The most famous of its attractions is of course Stonehenge, but don’t suppose this is all there is to Wiltshire, because you will find plenty more to astound and amaze in this delightful county. Be sure to visit Salisbury where you will find the fantastic cathedral and a great visitor centre, also have a look at Old Sarum. Don’t miss out on Wiltshire’s other historic towns such as Devizes, Malmesbury or Trowbridge, where you will find lots to see.

April 16, 2011

Warminster Wiltshire

Filed under: England,History,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 12:05 pm

A small town standing on the River Were in the county of Wiltshire, Warminster (population 17,000), dates from Anglo-Saxon times, though there may well have been settlements in the area as far back as the Iron Age. During the Middle Ages, Warminster grew in size and wealth through the wool and cloth trade, and also due to its importance as a corn market (only surpassed in this region by Bristol). Warminster later became significant as the home of a bell foundry, which produced high quality bells for local churches throughout the 17th century. During WW1, many troops from various countries of the British Empire, were garrisoned in and around Warminster. When the weather is fine, take a pleasant stroll along the River Were, or visit the Minster Church of Saint Denys.

View a map of Wiltshire here: Wiltshire Street Map.

July 23, 2010

Alabare House Salisbury Wiltshire

Filed under: England,hotels,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 7:57 am

For your next visit to Salisbury in southern Wiltshire, you might like to try out the Alabare House guest house, situated just off the Salisbury ring road in this ever popular destination. Within a short stroll of the famous Salisbury Cathedral, the Alabare House offers bed and breakfast accommodation in pleasant comfortable surroundings. After a day touring the city of Salisbury you can relax in the cosy guest lounge and catch up on the latest TV programmes. If the weather is fine, you could head out and visit Stonehenge or one of the many other great tourist attractions to be found in and around Salisbury. Bed and breakfast is available in the Alabare House from around 53 euros per night. Wiltshire Map.


July 21, 2010

The Marriott Hotel Swindon Wiltshire

Filed under: England,hotels,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 3:11 pm
Marriott Hotel Swindon Wiltshire

Marriott Hotel Swindon Wiltshire

For your accommodation in the Wiltshire town of Swindon, you would be well advised to consider the Marriott Hotel, one of the best in the area. Located in a peaceful wooded area in Swindon’s old town, the Marriott Hotel is ideal for both leisure and business visitors, and has some 156 superb rooms on offer. Perfect for visiting the northern parts of Wiltshire the Marriott is easily accessed by road and is also close to rail and bus links so getting to the hotel should not be a problem. You could also use it as a base for touring the entire are and with such fine attractions as the city of Salisbury, Stonehenge and much much more, you might need to stay for several nights. If you visit during the summer time when the weather is at its best, you should have a very enjoyable trip and certainly one to remember. The Marriott Hotel offers swimming pool, spa, Jacuzzi, tennis, gymnasium, sauna, business centre and internet access, rooms are offered from just 58 euros per night. Wiltshire Map.

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