Wiltshire in Photographs
Series: In Photographs
- Diane Vose
15th February 2022
The glorious county of Wiltshire boasts two World Heritage sites: Stonehenge and Avebury. These magnificent monuments have fascinated people for thousands of years and continue to draw millions of visitors from across the world. There is a vast array of other Neolithic sites in the county, including Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow. Together with its impressive heritage, Wiltshire is known for its beautiful landscape – almost half of the county is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Salisbury Plain covers 300 square miles and is famous for its archaeology, although it is now used mainly for military training and is closed to the public, which makes it an impressive wildlife haven.
In this book, professional photographer Diane Vose captures the spirit, essence and identity of Wiltshire in a series of exceptional images. This stunning visual treasury highlights the history and variety of places to be found in this south-western shire and reveals how it is a place where the past and present work in perfect harmony.
White horses carved into the chalk hillsides are a symbol of Wiltshire at locations including Westbury, Cherhill, Devizes, Alton Barnes, Pewsey and Marlborough. The city of Salisbury has its medieval cathedral, and dotted throughout the county are historic market towns and charming, picturesque villages. Places such as Lacock and Castle Combe are popular filming locations and visitors will recognise the gold stone cottages, pretty bridges and quaint high streets.
Taken throughout the seasons, these pictures reflect the scenic splendour, rich heritage and contrasting treasures of this enchanting county. Wiltshire in Photographs is a superb collection of images that will appeal to residents and visitors alike.