See the 'White Horses of Wiltshire'
No visit to the county of Wiltshire would be complete without seeing at least one of the famous 'White Horses of Wiltshire'. There are thought to be 24 White Horses dotted across Britain, with eight still visible in Wiltshire. The most famous is the Uffington white horse, which now lies in the Oxford boundaries and is the only horse of confirmed prehistoric origin at three thousand years old.
To discover the 'White Horses of Wiltshire' for yourself, visit: wiltshirewhitehorses.org.uk
Discover the legends of Stonehenge
Explore one of the World’s most famous pre-historic sites, Stonehenge. The masterpiece of engineering is thought to have been built in the Neolithic period, 2500 BC and it is believed that the stones offer a spiritual source of inspiration. Whilst discovering Stonehenge take a visit Neolithic houses at the visitors centre to learn how people lived 4,500 years ago.
For more information please visit: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/
Get lost in Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury
Take a stroll through the beautiful Abbey House Gardens. The gardens, perfect in all seasons surround the medieval house and run for a spectacular five acres along the River Avon. Historical stories fill the garden with mystery as the first King of England is buried somewhere within the gardens and according to local historians, two Saints drowned in the gardens well.
For more information please visit: www.abbeyhousegardens.co.uk/
Enjoy tea and cake at The Bridge Tearoom, Bradford-On-Avon
Treat yourself to a cup of tea at The Bridge Tea rooms, Bradford-On-Avon. The Victorian themed, award-winning tearooms have a selection of treats for all to enjoy- from sandwiches and cakes to full high tea.
For more information, please visit: www.thebridgetearooms.co.uk/
Visit the picturesque Lacock Abbey
Explore the stunning woodland and medieval cloisters of Lacock Abbey. Located in the centre of picturesque village of Lacock, the abbey is built in a unique architectural design and dates back to the 13th Century. Visitors can also experience the medieval rooms and learn about the Abbey’s past whilst discovering the historic site. The Abbey also has a claim to fame as the attractive location has been the filming location for the many of the Harry Potter films and the TV series Wolf Hall.
For more information, please visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock-abbey-fox-talbot-museum-and-village
Explore the animal kingdom at Longleat
Walk on the wild side at Longleat Estate and Safari Park, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Home to over 1,000 animals, see tiger territory, wolf wood and lion country from the comfort of your own car or take a stroll around Penguin Island to see some truly spectacular animals. Don't forget to discover the monkey kingdom and visit the gorillas, which live on the estate ground.
Had enough monkeying around? Discover the stunning landscape shaped and designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. The gardens, perfectly frame the Elizabethan architecture of the house, which is open for all to enjoy.
For more information about admissions and opening hours please visit: www.longleat.co.uk/
Subscribe to BBC Countryfile Magazine today and you can enjoy generous savings from the shop price plus, free UK delivery and discounts off special editions and back issues.