Wiltshire is a picturesque county that boasts rural nature, natural beauty and historical heritage. From its idyllic countryside and popular landmarks, such as Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral, the region is perfect for a peaceful lifestyle while maintaining convenient access to commuter locations.

If you’re looking for new build homes near Wiltshire, our Cross Trees Park development is just a short ride away from all of these exciting things to do in Wiltshire.

 

1. The History of Stonehenge

Wiltshire is a county celebrated for its dense history. Here, you can visit one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments; Stonehenge. The man-made circle of standing stones can be found on Salisbury Plain and although Stonehenge’s age isn’t known exactly, scientists say it’s approximately 5,000 years old and took over 1,000 years to be built.

As it’s one of England’s biggest mysteries, there are many theories about Stonehenge. One of these is that it was used as a calendar to track the shortest and longest days of the year.

If you’re new to the area and want ways of getting involved with community events in Wiltshire, why not join 20,000 other people and celebrate this for the Summer Solstice? The event takes place on 20th June at Stonehenge in Wiltshire every year to mark the beginning of summer. To learn more about the mystery, you can now book Stonehenge tours

 

 

2. Shopping in Wiltshire

Although Wiltshire is known for its rural charm, it also homes vibrant urban areas catering to modern lifestyles. From shopping centres to entertainment venues, the city of Salisbury provides cultural attractions with the perfect blend of historical significance and contemporary vibrancy.

For a day of retail therapy, we recommend visiting Swindon Designer Outlet. Shops in Swindon, Wiltshire include Adidas, Next and more, so shop ‘til you drop with brands you love for less. If you’re looking for a way to keep your kids entertained while you’re there, make a stop at Swindon Designer Outlet’s playground.

 

3. Walks in Wiltshire

If you’re a nature lover, Wiltshire is the place for you. With rolling hills and breathtaking landscapes, this county provides stunning scenery for leisurely walks and hikes.

Take a stroll through Calstone and Cherhill Downs, a beautiful area renowned for its rare butterflies, wild orchids and ancient landscapes. At the peak of Cherhill Down, you’ll find the Iron Age Oldbury Castle. While you explore, look out for Cherhill White Horse, a horse hill figure which was cut into the chalk of Cherhill Down, and secure some social-worthy snaps. Further on in your walk, discover more of Wiltshire’s landmarks with the Lansdowne Monument, a Victorian Pillar constructed by the Marquis of Lansdowne.

There are plenty of places to eat near Cherhill Down, so skip the cooking and head straight to The White Horse Inn for a bite to eat. For the perfect reward after a day of walking, invite the whole family to indulge in the highly rated pub as there is something for everyone with vegetarian and vegan options available.

 

 

4. Wiltshire Museum

If you’re looking for more history-filled days out with the kids, take a tour through Wiltshire Museum. With award-winning galleries, learn 500,000 years’ worth of Wiltshire’s story, in addition to world history, in as little as two hours. From Iron Age artifacts and building your very own Stonehenge to ancient Egyptian exhibits and art galleries, there is plenty to explore.

 

5. Salisbury Cathedral's architecture

Another must-see in Wiltshire is Salisbury Cathedral. Built in 1220, England’s tallest Cathedral has plenty to admire. Whether you want to reflect during a Church service, watch the orchestra live or gaze at a light show, Salisbury Cathedral regularly hosts new events.

 

 

So, if you’re interested in moving to a new build close to Wiltshire, head to Cross Trees Park for more details. With a range of restaurants and schools close by, as well as excellent transportation links, this popular development is soon to expand with the launch of phase 2 coming soon. Find out about the great incentives we’re offering, including Part Exchange, to help buying your new home a smoother process. Take a virtual tour today or book your show home visit and discover everything that our homes have to offer.

 

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