This old hilltop Saxon
town on Salisbury Plain was once the corn
basket of Wiltshire.
It has many fine Georgian buildings as well as a 14th century church and 13th century chapel.
In the latter part of the last century it became famous for UFO sightings – a possible consequence of being 400 feet above sea level.
Two miles from the town is
800ft Cley Hill on the prehistoric Ridge Way.
Nearby is Longleat House and its famous safari park.
The house is one of Britain’s most spectacular Elizabethan mansions, boasting a superb collection of furniture and paintings.
|The Dewey Museum has displays on local history and geology while Dents Glove Museum is a reminder that Warminster was once an important cloth and glove-making centre.|