VisitWiltshire map reveals hidden gems

A new illustrated Wiltshire towns and villages map has been launched, as part of VisitWiltshire’s ‘Time For…’ tourism campaign.

The pocket-sized Time For Wiltshire Towns and Villages map is part of an ongoing marketing initiative by the destination management organisation to boost the county’s growing tourism economy and encourage people to travel beyond Wiltshire’s traditional tourist hot spots.

It highlights towns and village for visitors to explore, things to see and do, places to stay and eat, as well as the year-round calendar of events, fairs, festivals and markets.

More than 20 of the county’s towns and villages are showcased, offering a mix of ancient history and modern attractions and amenities.

Among the towns and villages featured are Malmesbury, reputed to be the oldest borough in England, and the National Trust village of Lacock – home to historic Lacock Abbey and the Vale of Pewsey, which lies on the western edge of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Other highlights include Devizes and the nearby Caen Hill Locks; Bradford on Avon; renowned for its shops and restaurants; and the cosmopolitan town of Marlborough.

Fiona Errington, VisitWiltshire’s marketing manager, said: “The Towns and Villages map illustrates there’s so much that’s new and exciting to discover beyond the cities and well-known tourist attractions. It is a great way to show both potential visitors and those already in the county what’s on offer and what makes Wiltshire special.”

Other publications produced by VisitWiltshire including the Time for Wiltshire Visitor Guide, the Time for Wiltshire Visitor Map and the Time For Wiltshire Food and Drink Map, which have a total distribution above 300,000.

The Time for Wiltshire Towns and Villages map is available at Tourist Information Centres, accommodation providers, attractions, transport links, supermarkets/stores, coffee shops and libraries.

All the guides and maps are available to download from the VisitWiltshire website.

Pictures of Chippenham and Wylye Village by