Warminster is an ancient market town with a history dating back to Saxon times. It sits on the edge of Salisbury Plain at the head of the Wylye Valley. Warminster has kept much of its market town character and the countryside to the south is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. With its elegant buildings and interesting independent shops, Warminster is an attractive place for a self-catering break.
Information on Cottage Holidays in Warminster
Warminster has some excellent independent local shops including bookshops and antique shops. There are a couple of delightful cafés and some very good pubs in the town. For children there is a swimming pool and a park with a children's play area and skateboard ramps. The boating lake, adjoining a small nature reserve and water meadows is popular with summer visitors. In the town centre is a Tourist Information office where you can find out about places to visit near Warminster.
In and around Warminster is excellent walking country and there are several good golf courses at hand, great coarse fishing at Longleat and Shearwater Lakes and the Wylye Valley Cycle Route close by. There is a cinema in Frome, and Melksham has a Sports Centre with squash, bowling and badminton. Warminster is a great location for anyone looking to enjoy outdoor pursuits, including cycling and horseriding. Within 2 miles of Warminster are Longleat Country House and Grounds, Cley Hill (great for a hilly walk) and the Wessex Ridgway. There are also beautiful gardens such as Chiffchaffs, Copheap and Heaven’s Gate. There are also castles, hill forts and wildlife parks including Longleat Safari Park, Farmer Giles' Farmstead and Rode Bird Gardens nearby.
A short drive brings you to the White Horse at Westbury, Salisbury Plain, or a few miles more brings you to Avebury, Stonehenge, Woodhenge, Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Stourhead National Trust Landscaped Gardens and Palladian Mansion, Lacock Abbey National Trust Country House, the historic city of Bath or Salisbury. Whether you are taking a romantic break or a family holiday, we hope you find good quality self-catering accommodation in or near Warminster in Wiltshire.
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