Wiltshire is a large and mostly rural county in the west of England. The county contains large areas of rolling chalk downland and grazing farmland, including Salisbury Plain, a large expanse of downland used as a training area by the British Army.
For the visitor, Wiltshire is probably most significant because it contains several extremely important neolithic monuments, including the stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury and the former settlement of Old Sarum.
Cities and towns
The following cities, towns and Villages may be of interest to visitors.
- Bradford on Avon
- Trowbridge -- Wiltshire's County town and administrative centre 
- Westbury -- a town on the edge of Salisbury plain, home of the Westbury White Horse.
- Box (Wiltshire) -- Site of the famous Box Railway tunnel and home to musicians Peter Gabriel & Midge Ure.
- Bratton -- Site of Bratton Castle (or Camp) an Iron Age hill fort.
- Castle Combe (pronounced coom) -- a small pretty village north west of Chippenham 
- Lacock -- a village dating back to the 13th century owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust, site of Lacock Abbey and the William Fox-Talbot museum.
- Pewsey -- a large village with a main line rail station.
- Wilton -- an medium sized village to the west of Salisbury.
- Tiddlywink -- a hamlet consisting of eight cottages, near the village of Yatton Keynell, about three miles (five kilometers) to the west of Chippenham.
- The White Horses of Wiltshire - white horses created by removing the grass on hills to reveal the white chalk underneath. Most are a few hundred years old, although the Uffington White Horse is at least 3,000 years old, although this is actually in the county of Oxfordshire.
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