New Homes in Wiltshire
Live the life
Ancient landmarks and lovely countryside are what make Wiltshire, a county of history, heritage and great attractions.
A new home in Wiltshire will allow you to experience all this and more, and is an ideal spot for setting up home.
Things to see and do
Almost half of Wiltshire is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With no less than 8,200 paths, there are walks to suit every ability, from gentle strolls to more challenging routes. If you’re a water fan, Cotswold Water Park is located in the north of Wiltshire, and features 150 lakes, where you can try your hand at wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing and ringo rides.
Explore Wiltshire’s history, with a trip to Stonehenge and Avebury. Forming part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the reason for the 5,000 year old stones is still a mystery. The summer solstice is one of the most popular times for visiting, when around 20,000 visitors make the trip to watch the sun rise.
You can explore the history of Wiltshire further with a visit to one of its many museums. Salisbury Museum, and Wiltshire Museum, allows you to journey into the past with an insight into the area’s heritage. The Stonehenge Gallery is a highlight of the Salisbury Museum, while alternatives include Amesbury Museum, the Town Hall Museum and Trowbridge Museum.
One of Wiltshire’s best family attractions is Longleat Safari Park. Spend a day with the wildlife as you look out for prowling lions, feed towering giraffes and get up close to lemurs.
There are many schools across the county, both primary and secondary allowing parents and children plenty of choice.
Located just 90 minutes by road from London, Wiltshire has strong transport links to destinations around the country by road, rail and air.
The north of Wiltshire is easily reached from London or Heathrow Airport via the M4. The M3 offers a connection between London and the A30 and A303 roads, which serve the south of Wiltshire. If you’re travelling to the county from the North or the Midlands, the best option is via the M5 to the Almondsbury Interchange, near Bristol, and then on to Wiltshire via the M4, A4 or A36.
Those travelling to the county by train are also provided by good connections.
From London Paddington, it is 55 minutes to Swindon, 70 minutes to Chippenham and 90 minutes to Great Bedwyn.
From London Waterloo, the trains heading to the West Country make stops at Salisbury, which take 90 minutes, and Tisbury, which takes an hour and 43 minutes.
For visitors from the Midlands and the North, the Southampton line and Bristol to Weymouth lines make stops at Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury, Warminster and Salisbury.
London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Bristol Airports are all within reach of Wiltshire taking one hour and 40 minutes, two hours and one hour and 24 minutes to reach by road respectively.