Wiltshire Tourist Guide

Camping and Caravan sites in Wiltshire

Camping and Caravan sites in Wiltshire are mainly in the vicinity of small and attractive villages as the county is mostly rural.

Amesbury - Avebury - Bradford on Avon - Calne - Chippenham - Corsham - Cricklade - Devizes - Kennet & Avon Canal - Lacock - Longleat - Malmesbury - Marlborough - Mere - Salisbury - Stourhead - Stonehenge - Swindon - Tisbury - Trowbridge - Warminster - Westbury

Sites near above places and attractions are listed HERE .

Anywhere you care to stop invariably has interesting places nearby just waiting to be explored. If it’s open air, beautiful scenery, walks, cycling, canoeing, fishing, hang-gliding and a myriad of other outdoor pursuits you want then Wiltshire is the place to head for. Caravanners and campers know only too well the pleasures and freedom of visiting and enjoying places undiscovered by less adventurous visitors and Wiltshire is always full of surprises. Whether you are enroute to the beaches of the southwest or just going wherever the fancy takes you why not spend a few days in Wiltshire. You will not be disappointed. Most of the county is within easy reach of all the main trunk routes and possesses a dense network of uncrowded rural roads to take you where you can relax and unwind in a beautiful and tranquil landscape.

Wiltshire is steeped in history. Everywhere you turn you are surrounded by an ancient landscape that has been settled and farmed since the Stone Age. Stonehenge may be world famous but there is much, much more to the county of Wiltshire than a heap of boulders. The stone circles at Avebury, close to Marlborough and twenty miles to the north, is also a World Heritage Site. It is much more extensive and arguably a more interesting visit than its more famous cousin. The village of Avebury encroaches on to this ancient site. The incongruous sight of these pillars of stone marching through this tiny village is totally unique to Wiltshire. The enormous mound of Silbury, the hundreds of ancient burial chambers scattered through the county, the exhilarating windswept views from the numerous ancient hill forts are so much a part of this ancient Wiltshire landscape. White horses carved into the sides of the chalk hills, some ancient, some not so ancient, around the Vale of Pewsey. Salisbury Plain with its unique flora and fauna is the largest area of chalk downland in northwest Europe. The Cotswolds lie on the edge of the northern boundary of the county with honey-coloured stone buildings and water parks. The medieval city of Salisbury is to the south with its beautiful cathedral and spectacular spire and rivers. Savernake Forest, close to Marlborough in the east of the county, was the favourite hunting grounds of bygone monarchs and has some of the most beautiful and ancient woodland in England. The attractive and historic group of weaving towns, for several hundred years the home of England’s woollen weaving industry, many built on river banks, is in the northwest of the county. Each town has its own unique blend of character and history. From the medieval towns that played important roles in the English Civil War to the military garrisons and airfields of today which pioneered both military and civilian world aviation. More recently these combined to launch the biggest airborne invasion of men and materials ever thus playing a pivotal role in ending the Second World War.

There is a wide choice of camping and caravan sites in Wiltshire ranging from the most basic up to those with all the modern conveniences. If you want to be in the heart of Wiltshire and enjoy the outdoor life why not try a small and friendly site. There is the charming Barge Inn site alongside the Kennet and Avon canal. Weekly music evenings are a feature of the pub with walking, fishing, cycling, and pony trekking all located close by. Another small site on offer also conveniently next to an inn and fishing lakes, is the Woodbridge Inn at North Newnton just to the south west of Pewsey. Or Church Farm site at Mildenhall village, a couple of miles to the east of the historic and interesting town of Marlborough. Another small, friendly and lesser known site is the White Hill Farm site with 12 pitches in ‘The Lost Village’ of Pitton just to the east of the magnificent city of Salisbury. From the book of the same name by Ralph Whitlock, the well-known Wiltshire countryman, writer and broadcaster. His book describes a bygone era of the village and its people when horse and cart or walking were the only means of transport and this tiny village was all but cut off from the outside world.

If you are looking for family orientated sites with plenty of activities to occupy the children then you must try Longleat in the heart of the lovely Longleat Estate near Warminster. Never a dull moment and you really can hear the lions roar at night! The Safari Park and Longleat House itself along with a myriad of other attractions are all within a few minutes walk from the site entrance. Despite this the site never really loses its rural charm or seems overcrowded. The children will love it and well behaved dogs are welcome.

Camping and Caravan Sites in Wiltshire