Wiltshire Tourist Guide

Accommodation in Warminster - Wiltshire

With many attractions on your doorstep at Warminster you can find a good selection of Accommodation in Warminster and the surrounding area.

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In the town itself there are several good quality hotels and bed and breakfast. Outside of the town there is plenty of accommdation from farmstay and family Mill Farm B&B; to Old Coaching Inns -- Campsites and even Campervan Hire!.

Warminster lies at the head of the River Wylye on the southwest edge of Salisbury Plain and although the there is evidence of Iron and Bronze Age settlement the towns Saxon origins date back to 700 AD. Extensive archaeological excavations were carried out in the town 1979 and a great many Saxon finds were discovered. During the English Civil War (1642-45), between the armies of the King and the Parliamentarians, the town is believed to have changed hands up to four times.

There are several hillforts in the area, notably at Battlesbury, Scratchbury, and Cley Hill which is managed by the National Trust and freely accessible to the public. As with much of Wiltshire there is plenty of walking and cycling to be enjoyed.
There is a War minster walking group who meet outside the Warminster Civic Centre on alternate Sundays at 2 pm, 1.30pm in winter.

By Wiltshire standards Warminster town is quite large with a population of 18000. It is also a garrison town and home to the 3rd Battalion of The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington’s). This is an armoured infantry unit which is located in Battlesbury Barracks.

If you are seeking holiday accommodation in Warminster there is plenty of good value B&B; and self-catering accommodation both in and around the town with camping and caravanning facilities at nearby Longleat Estate.

Accommodation in Warminster