Wiltshire is a fairly large rural county in southwest England, home to chalk white horses and Stonehenge. It also has the town of Swindon and is home to Salisbury cathedral, which American Bill Bryson calls the most beautiful building in England.
- The Secrets of Stonehenge is a book for children, but it’s so educational, anyone would enjoy reading it. Why was this amazing monument erected? How did our stone-age ancestors bring such massive stones to the site, from so far away? How did their raise the enormous stones to their upright positions? What was Stonehenge used for, and who lived around the site? Using modern discoveries, Mick Manning and Brita Granström tell the story.
- Panorama Pops: Stonehenge is an beautifully illustrated three-dimensional guide, featuring highlights of this World Heritage Site and its surroundings. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, the guide unfolds to 1.2 metres in length. It features the history of Stonehenge, the geography and geology, nearby Woodhenge and Durrington Walls and the story of Stonehenge.
- The Land of the White Horse is a guide to an icon of the English landscape – the white horse at Uffington, on the North Wessex Downs. Nobody seems to know how old the horse is, who created it and why. The rich history of this ancient figure and its surroundings, can help to understand how people lived in the Downland landscape, and how it has influenced poets and writers.
- Wanderlust has a post to the 7 most iconic chalk carvings in England. Get to know these enormous figures that have quelled unhappy troops, upset kings and hosted pagans across the time – and now green modern hill walkers.