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Wiltshire is characterised by both its sweeping downlands and ancient landmarks, the most famous of all being the indelible Stonehenge. The architecture is unique and often grand. Dotted with stately homes, quaint villages with red brick houses and impressive Cathedrals (namely Salisbury) there's plenty to explore in this picturesque county. The best places to stay in Wiltshire are often tucked away in small villages and are ideal for rural weekend breaks.
Some of our Wiltshire Collections
- 10 Great Pubs with Rooms in Wiltshire
- 10 of Wiltshire's Most Romantic Hotels
- The Best Hotels with Hot Tubs in Wiltshire
- The Best Places to Stay in Chippenham
- The Best Places to Stay in Bradford upon Avon
- The Best Places to Stay in Salisbury
- 12 of the Best Pubs with Rooms in the Cotswolds
Due to its proximity to London the best places to stay in Wiltshire often get booked up fast (especially on the weekends), so be sure to plan your trip in advance.
The Best Places to Stay in Wiltshire
The Best Country House Hotels in Wiltshire
- Jacobean Manor turned luxury family retreat in stunning gardens with pools. Woolley Grange offers comfortable, modern rooms.
- Set in deep Cotswold countryside, this Relais and Châteaux hotel, Whatley Manor, is definitely suited to both a young clientele and the wealthy retired. Perfect romantic getaway.
The Best Pubs with Rooms in Wiltshire
Wiltshire abounds with country pubs and some have rooms too. For the best of the traditional places to stay in Wiltshire try -
- The Beckford Arms in Fonthill Gifford is a sophisticated option, with stylish interiors and great food
- The Bath Arms on the Longleat Estate sports quirky designed rooms plus a warm welcome and good food too.
- The King John Inn is a sophisticated country pub with exceptional meat, fish and game and stylish design.
- The Lamb at Hindon is an intimate English village inn full of charm and history - an institution for 800 years! Elegant rooms are cosy and plush. Guests are welcomed into roaring fires, hearty meals, and beautiful surroundings.
- The Castle Inn Hotel dates back to the 12th century. This historic inn has seen the likes of Oliver Cromwell pass through its heavy wooden doors. Rooms are decorated in rich colours and heavy fabrics and include original exposed beams and some, with four-poster beds.
And if there's nothing to take your fancy there consider our Guru's article called 10 Great Pubs with Rooms in Wiltshire.
The Best Places to Stay in Wiltshire for Foodies
- The Red Lion Freehouse is a Michelin starred pub with rooms overlooking the River Avon. Food is exceptional with all ingredients either as local as possible or the best possible quality.
- An English country house turned hotel, resting on extensive grounds with a superb golf course, Michelin Star restaurant and the Full Glass Bar. Find comfort, classic-design and charm throughout at The Manor House.
- Lucknam Park is a luxury country home full of character. High ceilinged rooms are adorned with chandeliers and four poster beds. The surrounding parkland and gardens are painstakingly maintained. A spa, indoor pool and outdoor plunge pool aid relaxation. The fine dining restaurant is headed by a Michelin Starred chef.
The Best B&Bs in Wiltshire
The Limes is a 1620s country house turned into an intimate, charming and immaculately kept three-bedroom B&B with comfortable, cosy rooms. Locally sourced and delicious breakfast is served in the dining room or garden.
- Fosse Farmhouse is a quaint abode surrounded by farmland comprising B&B and self catering accommodation. Traditional style bedrooms with classic bathrooms overlook green fields.
The Best Places to Stay in Wiltshire for Traditional Charm
- The George and Dragon has three comfortable bedrooms over a good country restaurant specialising in seafood. This 16th century Coaching Inn is a good budget option in a fine part of the country.
- This 14th century Compass Inn has everything one would expect from a country stay. Exposed timber, thatched roof, an open fire and flagstone floors.
- Sign on the Angel is a wonderfully warm and homely 15th century inn in the exceptionally beautiful Lacock village. Newly renovated and bursting with character- think wonky beams, huge fires, antique beds, artful oak furniture and flagstoned passageways.
- Castle Inn dates back to the 12th Century in an untouched Cotswold village resting on Bybrook River just 10 miles from Bath. Contemporary meets classic design in the comfortable rooms. Excellent food and service in the locally renowned restaurant.
- The Methuen Arms is set in the charming market town of Corsham, this rustic inn offers guests stylish, country chic rooms with roll top baths and exposed wooden beams. Relax next to an open fire or enjoy the cosy bar area. Delicious, seasonal, locally sourced food.
The Best Places to Stay in Wiltshire for rural chic
- The Rectory Hotel is a stylish, informal listed period house, renovated by ambitious owners into a mellow bolthole. Each of the 12 rooms is spacious, light & elegant – a blend of antique and contemporary.
- Howard's House is a beautiful stone property in a quaint village. Beautifully renovated with white washed light rooms, some with four poster beds. A separate coach house for private events. Excellent British cuisine made from local produce.
Prefer an apartment or cottage?
- If you're travelling with family or a group of friends it may be a better option to book a villa or apartment. For a wide range of properties for all tastes and budgets we recommend you visit our online partner Booking.com.
- Fly to the London airports (Heathrow or Gatwick) both of which are under two hour's drive from most Wiltshire destinations. The county's is also well connected to London by train with numerous direct services running each day.
- Britain's weather is woefully unpredictable however each season offers its own charm. For the best chance of getting warm bright days travel in the summer months (June - August).
- If you plan to hire a car, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Wiltshire for you?
Best Hotels in Wiltshire
The George & Dragon Devizes, Wiltshire 3 rooms from $70Restaurant - Recommended.Traditional
Great Ashley Farm Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire 2 rooms from $102Local exploring - Perfectly located to access a number of National Trust properties, The Cotswolds and Longleat.Great walks - Find miles of scenic walking trails starting from near the property.Sights nearby - Make a trip one of the South Wests most famed sites, Stonehenge.Restrictions on children - Adult only
A charming farmhouse boasting beautiful views across picturesque fields. Simply dressed rooms feature sink into beds, soft hues and the best has french doors leading onto a small balcony. Ideally positioned to access the Cotswolds and a number of historical sites. A delightful stay. See More
The Pembroke Arms Salisbury, Wiltshire 9 rooms from $102Local exploring - A great base for exploring Wilton and the surrounding Wiltshire countryside.Great walks - Wander some of ther beautiful walking routes along the nearby River Nadder.Sights nearby - Visit the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral.
Duchy Rag House Swindon, Wiltshire 3 rooms from $102Great walks - Beautiful walking routes in the surrounding Cotswolds countryside.Sights nearby - Take a trip to nearby Cirencester, the old Roman town of Corinium.Full of character
Timbrell's Yard Bradford on Avon (Bradford-on-Avon) 17 rooms from $91Local exploring - Head into Bath, 15 minutes away from Timbrell's Yard, and wander around the historic city seeing all the sightsValue chic - A lovely stay at great value-what more could you ask for?Sights nearby - Pop over and see the historic Farleigh Hungerford CastleGreat walks - Wander through the gorgeous Prior Park Landscape GardensRecommended by - I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith
Timbrell's Yard is located on the banks of the river in Bradford-upon-Avon. Set in a Grade II listed building, this recently refurbished property offers smart boutique accommodation with plenty of muted tones and wooden features. Enjoy hearty pub meals at the restaurant! A lovely spot for couples. See More
The Rudloe Arms Wiltshire 40 rooms from $109Foodies - With Marco Pierre White's name to the hotel, there's no denying that the restaurant is one of the stand out features.Great walks - Go for beautiful walks through the surrounding grounds and countryside.Sights nearby - Visit the magnificent nearby Lacock Abbey.Romantic - Good for couples.
Compasses Inn Tisbury, Wiltshire 4 rooms from $109Great walks - The 'Tisbury' walk can be accessed almost directly from the property.Sights nearby - The ancient site of Stonehenge is within a short drive.Full of characterSecluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide
This 14th century inn has everything one would expect from a country stay. Exposed timber frames, thatched roof, an open fire and flagstone tiles. Rooms are in a more modern part of the property and are decorated in a traditional country style. Food is locally sourced or from the kitchen garden. See More
The Limes Melksham, Wiltshire 3 rooms from $114Local exploring - The friendly staff will guide you to the best local market towns and countryside ramblings.Sights nearby - Only nine miles away from the famous "White Horse" at Westbury.Great walks - Enjoy the Wiltshire and Dorset countryside.Full of characterRecommended by - Sawdays
A 1620s country house turned into an intimate, charming and immaculately kept three-bedroom B&B. Comfortable, cosy rooms. Locally sourced and delicious breakfast served in the dining room or garden. Pop to nearby Bath, enjoy the fresh country air or relax by the crackling fire with your book. See More
King John Inn Tollard Royal, Wiltshire 8 rooms from $115Great walks - Rushmore Park is just five minutes away whilst Cranbourne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs are near.Sights nearby - Salisbury Cathedral, an easy drive away, is a must visit.Restrictions on children - Children older than 8 years are welcome.TraditionalRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
The Cowsheds Wiltshire 5 rooms from $118Country Escape - A chic rural property with easy access to the beautiful Cotswold countryside.Great walks - Take long walks through the picturesque countryside admiring the chocolate box villages along the way.Sights nearby - Make a trip to the city of Bath to view the impressive UNESCO Heritage Site, Roman Baths.Romantic - Good for couples.
The Beckford Arms Salisbury, Wiltshire 8 rooms from $122Restaurant - Recommended.Fishing - Fly fishing on the Fonthill estateGreat walks - On the Fonthill EstateLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - I Escape, Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Fosse Farmhouse Chippenham 6 rooms from $122Country Escape - Surrounded by some of England's most beautiful countryside this is a quintessential country stayGreat walks - Castle Combe, 'England's prettiest village' is but a beautiful 30 minute walk awaySights nearby - Bowood House is just a 15 minute drive awayQuirky - An experience!
A quaint abode surrounded by farmland, comprised of B&B and self catering accommodation. Traditional style bedrooms with classic, carpeted bathrooms overlook green fields. A delicious English breakfast is included and guests can look forward to some of owner Caron's home-baked cakes. See More
The Conigre Melksham, Wiltshire 9 rooms from $124Local exploring - Situated in a bustling market town in the heart of Wiltshire giving easy access to the West country.Sights nearby - A visit to Stonehenge is an absolute must.Full of characterTraditional
A quaint farmhouse in the historic market town of Melksham. Cosy rooms are traditional in style with exposed brick, softly patterned fabrics and cast iron beds. Indulgent breakfasts are served, there's a bar and conservatory for unwinding and the hosts are ever ready to hand out local advice. See More
The Three Daggers Westbury, Wiltshire 3 rooms from $128Sights nearby - Thirty minutes from Bath, spend a day exploring the town's rich charm and heritage.Great walks - Beautiful walks along the nearby Avon canal.SpaRomantic - Good for couples.
The Rectory Hotel Malmesbury, Wiltshire 12 rooms from $135Foodies - The restaurant supports the Slow Food Movement, so all produce is locally and responsibly sourcedTotal relaxation - Curl up on the sofas with the papers, or move it to the bedroom for a movie fest and a massageGreat walks - The wellies lining the hall are testiment to the fantastic walks around here, ask your hosts for their favouriteSights nearby - Situated in the lovely Cotswold triangle of Tetbury, Malmesbury and Cirencester - a great base for exploringRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
A stylish, yet informal, listed period house. Each of the 12 rooms is spacious, light and elegant with a blend of antique and contemporary and the best have in-room bathtubs. A relaxing retreat and a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds with an excellent restaurant and a large pool. See More
Carriers Farm Malmesbury, Wiltshire 3 rooms from $141Country Escape - A secluded spot, great food and stylish accomodation in a glorious part of Wiltshire.Great walks - Discover the surrounding countryside on long picturesque walks.Sights nearby - Visit the famous National Arboretum at Westonbirt.Secluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Sawdays
A charming converted milking parlour set in picture perfect farmland with chickens pecking in the fields and rolling hills beyond. Simply dressed rooms are light and airy with wooden floors, white-washed walls and cast iron beds. Sumptuous breakfasts are served and the hosts are ever welcoming. See More
Lorne House Corsham, Wiltshire 7 rooms from $141Local exploring - There are a number of National Trust sites within a short distance of the property and Bath is easily accessibleGreat walks - Head off on long walks around the surrounding countryside and feel utterly rejuvenatedSights nearby - Go explore historic Bath or pop along to the beautiful Avebury Manor
Lorne House is a Victorian villa turned B&B in the charming village of Box. The family friendly property offers smart accommodation featuring warm, muted tones and luxurious en suites with wet rooms and rain showers! A great base from which to explore beautiful Wiltshire and Bath. See More
The Northey Arms Box, Wiltshire 5 rooms from $141Local exploring - Perfectly positioned in a village just outside Bath to get the best of both city and countryside.Great walks - Take long walks along the picturesque trails starting straight from the village.Sights nearby - A trip into Bath to see the World Heritage Roman Baths is a must.Full of character
A traditional pub with chic contemporary interiors just outside the historic city of Bath. Elegant rooms are decorated in soft hues - the best have fireplaces - and the bathrooms are large and indulgent. The restaurant serves up pub classics of superlative quality. A comfortable stay. See More
Beechfield House Wiltshire 24 rooms from $145Sights nearby - Stonehenge is just 20 miles away or head into Bath and visit the Pulteney Bridge as well as The Roman BathsGreat walks - Set off on long invigorating walks around the gorgeous countrysideSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRomantic - Good for couples.
Late Victorian property turned charming country house hotel with eight acres of gardens. Smartly furnished rooms are individually designed and offer the perfect blend of period style and contemporary chic. Luxury touches include Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels. A splendid country getaway! See More
The Bath Arms Warminster, Wiltshire 15 rooms from $147Families - Very child friendly, with extra beds, cots, highchairs and babysitting all readily available- plus Longleat next door!Value chic - With double rooms starting from as little as £115 per night including breakfast, The Bath Arms is excellent value.Sights nearby - On the Longleat Estate, with safari, extenisve landscaped gardens and spectacular Elizabethan House.Local markets - Frome farmers' market, on the second Saturday of the month, is one of the West Country's best.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Sawdays
Nestled on the Longleat Estate, this stylishly decorated pub reflects the boho-chic of Lord Bath. Modern and comfortable rooms above the quintessentially English pub serving traditional food. Located between Bath and Stonehenge, this pub is a great base for local exploring and family mini breaks. See More
Widbrook Grange Bradford on Avon (Wiltshire) 19 rooms from $150Country Escape - A small boutique property offering some serious country style amidst beautiful landscapes.Great walks - Embark on long walks through the beautifully landscaped gardens and rugged parkland at Stouhead.Sights nearby - Make a trip to nearby Bath to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Roman Baths.Swimming Pool - Indoor pool
A chic country escape set in glorious countryside and with easy access to historic Bath. Individually styled rooms are brimming with charm. A muddle of antiques, well placed artwork and all mod-cons. An indoor pool, enormous selection of gins and exemplary restaurant make this a special place. See More
The Lamb at Hindon Salisbury, Wiltshire 19 rooms from $152Romantic Break - Recently refurbished rooms are elegantly decorated with crisp linens and antique pieces, plus there's cosy dining in the bar.Country Escape - A picture perfect English country Inn, complete with inglenook fireplaces, flag-stone floors and heavy wooden beams.Great walks - The hotel has compiled a range of walks starting from the doorstep.Sights nearby - Stonehenge is a short drive away and well worth checking out.Recommended by - Sawdays
The Castle Inn Hotel Chippenham 11 rooms from $152Country Escape - Located in the heart of Castle Combe: "England's prettiest village"Great walks - Good for walkers.TraditionalFull of character
Dating back to the 12th century this historic inn has seen the likes of Oliver Cromwell pass through its heavy wooden doors. Rooms are decorated in rich colours and heavy fabrics and include original exposed beams and some, four-poster beds. A hearty breakfast is included in the rate. A great stay. See More
Red Lion Freehouse Pewsey, Wiltshire 5 rooms from $154Views - Either of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside or the River AvonSights nearby - Just 9 miles from StonehengeFull of characterGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Sawdays
Sign of the Angel Lacock, Wiltshire 5 rooms from $154Country Escape - Set in the National Trust village of Lacock and on the edge of the Cotswolds, this homely retreat is the perfect escape.Great walks - Bring a packed lunch from the the hotel and exlore the picteresque Cotswolds with walks starting straight from the hotel door.Sights nearby - Visit the impressive Lacock Abbey, taking in the impressive building and extensive botanical gardens.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
A wonderfully warm and homely 15th century inn in the exceptionally beautiful Lacock village. Newly renovated and bursting with character- think wonky beams, huge fires, antique beds, artful oak furniture and flagstoned passageways. The restaurant serves wonderful locally sourced cuisine. Heaven. See More
Tresco House Wiltshire 5 rooms from $167Great walks - Join the footpaths that run through the scenic Wessex Downs straight from the property's garden.Sights nearby - Visit historic Avebury and the mystical ring of stones dating back to around 2600 BC.Full of characterTraditional
A charming country house set in a quiet village just outside Marlborough. Two traditionally dressed rooms are within the main house and there is also the option of two beautiful self catered cottages. Ideally located to explore the Wessex Downs and the South West counties. See More
Castle Inn Chippenham, Wiltshire 11 rooms from $173Local exploring - Explore the rows of Cotswold stone houses, medieval church and 14th-century Market Cross in this charming town.Back to Nature - From this quaint, historical town you can explore Wiltshire countryside at your leisure.Sights nearby - The village of Castle Combe has hardly changed since the 15th Century and is a popular setting for Hollywood blockbusters.Fishing - Don't forget to bring your rods and flies, there is wonderful fishing on the Bybrook river.
12th Century Inn in an untouched Cotswold village resting on Bybrook River just 10 miles from Bath. Contemporary meets classic design in the comfortable rooms. Excellent food and service in the locally renowned restaurant. A step back into the past with idyllic English country life, a beautiful stay See More
The Pear Tree Inn Whitley, Wiltshire 8 rooms from $176Country Escape - A charming inn with pretty garden and easy access to beautiful countryside.Sights nearby - Visit Lacock Abbey a country house with monastic roots and once home to William Henry Fox Talbot.Great walks - Find miles of beautiful walking trails starting straight from the property.Lively - Hip and happening.
A boutique country pub complete with excellent restaurant. Individually styled rooms keep the original charm yet with a little added contemporary flare. The restaurant focuses on local produce and is worthy of a visit alone. There's plenty to explore in the local area too. See More
The Methuen Arms Corsham, Wiltshire 12 rooms from $179Local exploring - Bristol, Bath and Stonehenge are all within exploring distance.Great walks - Ideal for long country walksFishing - Chippenham Angling ClubFull of characterRecommended by - Sawdays
Woolley Grange Bradford on Avon 26 rooms from $205Families - Ideal for families with babysitting, kids hang out zones, an Ofsted-registered playroom and plenty of activites on the grounds.Hideaway - With the spa, pool table, table football, extensive grounds, yummy food and homely rooms, you'll find it impossible to leave.Swimming Pool - Indoor and Outdoor PoolFull of characterRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Jacobean Manor turned luxury family retreat in stunning gardens with pools. Comfortable, modern rooms are a great welcome after a day of activities. The restaurant caters to all dietary needs and occasions. Children clubs, games rooms, gardens and more gives parents a chance to relax at the spa. See More
Guyers House Hotel Wiltshire 37 rooms from $218Country Escape - A beautiful secluded country house set in picturesque grounds.Great walks - Find miles of scenic walking trails starting straight from the property.Sights nearby - Located just 8 miles from Bath the Roman Baths are well worth a visit.Romantic - Good for couples.
A charming country house set in beautifully manicured gardens. Elegant rooms are traditionally dressed with dark antique furniture, warm hues and sash windows. Modern British dishes are served in a small restaurant and the stables have been converted into an atmospheric bar. See More
Howard's House Salisbury, Wiltshire 9 rooms from $243Country Escape - A quaint village property with plenty of countryside pursuits such as fishing, shooting, walking and riding closeby.Fishing - The Nadder river is renowned for dry fly fishing, plus the hotel will even 'cook your catch'!Great walks - Walk in the stunning Stourhead gardens and parkland, plus the hotel will pack you a lunch.Sights nearby - Stone Henge is nearby and a must for anyone passing through this area.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
The Manor House, Wiltshire Nr Bath, Wiltshire 48 rooms from $346Active Holiday - With 365 acres of secluded parkland to explore, as well as fly-fishing, tennis, croquet and an 18 hole golf course.Foodies - Savour the delights of the Michelin starred Bybrook Restaurant- inventive, seasonal and utterly inspired!Fishing - Fly-fishing on the picturesque river meandering through the grounds is a must.Sights nearby - The Cotswolds and Bath are both stunning historical sites worth visiting.Recommended by - Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels
English country house turned hotel, resting on extensive grounds with a superb golf course, Michelin Star restaurant and the Full Glass Bar. Comfort, classic-design and charm make up the luxurious rooms. Relax in the garden, explore local Bath or delve into Cotswold countryside for adventures. See More
Lucknam Park Chippenham, Wiltshire 42 rooms from $372Active Holiday - Plenty of countryside persuits for the sporty types with clay pigeon shooting, riding, tennis, archery, and falconry.Foodies - Executive Chef Hywel Jones runs the Michelin starred The Park, as well as the award winning cookery school.Cooking classes - Learn to whip up your favourite dishes from The Parks' menu at the in house cookery school, a lovely way to pass a rainy day!Sights nearby - Bath is only six miles away- if you can tear yourself away from the endless entertainment at Lucknam Park.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux
A luxury country home full of character. High ceilinged rooms are adorned with chandeliers and four poster beds. The surrounding parkland and gardens are painstakingly up kept. A spa, indoor pool and outdoor plunge pool aid relaxation. The fine dining restaurant is headed by a Michelin Star chef. See More
Whatley Manor Malmesbury (Easton Grey) 23 rooms from $416Restrictions on childrenTraditional5* Luxury - Very high service standards.SpaRecommended by - Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel