Travel to Wiltshire in England – Episode 284

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Keith Kellet about the area around his home in Wiltshire England.

Wiltshire has been inhabited since the end of the last ice age and has a rich depth of history including the icon site of Stonehenge. Avebury which is an even older stone circle can also be found there as well as the Salisbury Cathedral and the ancient town of Sarum.

Keith describes this verdant region with its chalky hills, its rich lowlands, its ancient barrows, and its industrial age canals. Wiltshire is only about an hour out of London by high-speed train so it can even be visited as a day trip from your stay there. We have forgotten more about its history than we have remembered so its ancient sites are covered in mystery and speculation.

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Show Notes

Travelrat’s Travels
Travelrat’s Travels – About Me
Stonehenge Tour Company
Salisbury Museum
Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
Stonehenge Riverside Project
West Kennet Long Barrow
Silbury Hill
Kennet and Avon Canal
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Sarum: The Novel of England
Wheatsheaf Inn
The Barrow Monument
Wadworth Brewery
Salisbury Sign
Wilts & Dorset Bus Company


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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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