Wilton is a town and civil parish in Wiltshire (of which it was once the county town), England, with a rich heritage dating back to the Anglo-Saxons.Carpets have been manufactured at Wilton since the 18th century.Things to do in Wiltshire Some of the most famous archaeology in the UK is situated within Wiltshire, with internationally-renowned standing stones and earthworks to be found throughout the county.Stonehenge is one of the best known of all English landmarks, whilst the famous stone circles at Avebury, the stone age enclosure at Marden Henge, the striking chalk mound at Silbury Hill and the solemn tomb structures of West Kennet Long Barrow all go towards making the county a key location for anyone interested in prehistoric and Neolithic monuments.The Canal runs for 87 miles from Bristol to Reading and is actually made up of two lengths of navigable river which are linked together by a stretch of canal.Originally constructed at the end of the 18 century after a period of decline and disuse.
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It can also provide a glimpse of the lives of the people who lived there, what they did and the way they related to the surrounding landscape.
We are actively involved in research into Wiltshire’s built heritage, working in conjunction with English Heritage, the Victoria County History and our own members.
The history of Wilton dates back to the Anglo-Saxons in the 8th century AD, and by the late 9th century it was the capital of Wiltunscire, a shire of the Kingdom of Wessex.
It remained the administrative centre of Wiltshire until the 11th century.