A county located in the southwest of England, Wiltshire is defined by its rolling hills and picturesque valleys. The county is home to the Salisbury Plains, site of Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles, while a number of cathedrals and fascinating architecture reflect the history of this county. The area is also known for its white chalk hills and sights like Cherhill White Horse have become recognised parts of the local landscape. The county boasts a number of popular manmade and natural attractions including Barbury Castle, Caen Hill Locks, Chisbury Castle, Marlborough Downs and Salisbury Cathedral.
Professions operating within Wiltshire include graphic designers, healthcare practitioners, software designers, law firms, architectural agencies and financial advisors. There are business consultants and marketing firms as well as banks and insurance agencies. Some of the prominent brands that have offices in the area include Becton-Dickinson, WHSmith, Motorola, Intel and Lucent Technologies. Intel also has an office in the county as do Honda, Nationwide and Dyson.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Wiltshire is known for a variety of entertainment options designed to cater for many tastes. Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford-on-Avon is a popular live music venue as is The Athenaeum Centre in Warminster. The Playhouse Theatre and Wyvern Theatre host many stage productions throughout the year. Eating out in Wiltshire offers everything from South American food to Mediterranean classics. The Horse Guards is about authentic English pub grub in a restaurant setting while Moshan Island Grill brings food from the Caribbean Islands to England. The Three Gables serves up Mediterranean cuisine while Swindon Rendezvous has tasty Chinese on the menu.
A number of roads provide connectivity for ground transportation in the area including the M4 motorway along with the A4, A417, A350 and A303 roads. The waters of the Kennet and Avon Canal are used for leisure transport while the train-network can be accessed at stations along the Great Western Main Line, the Wessex Main Line and the West of England Main Line. The biggest air transport hub in the region is Old Sarum Airfield while Clench Common Airfield and Redlands Airfield are also in the area. Bristol Airport and Gloucestershire Airport are the biggest airports near Wiltshire.