Wiltshire (/[unsupported input]ˈwɪltʃər/ or /ˈwɪltʃɪər/, formerly /ˈwɪlʃər/; or the County of Wilts) is a landlockit ceremonial coonty in Sooth Wast Ingland. It contains the unitary authority o Swindon an covers 3,485 km2 (1,346 square mile). The auncient coonty toun wis Wilton, but syne 1930 Wiltshire County Council an its successor Wiltshire Council (frae 2009) hae been based at Trowbridge.
Wiltshire is characterisit bi its heich downland an wide valleys. Salisbury Plain is famous as the location o the Stonehenge an Avebury stane circles an ither auncient landmarks an as the main trainin aurie in the UK o the Breetish Airmy. The ceety o Salisbury is notable for its mediaeval cathedral. Important kintra houses open tae the public include Longleat, naur Warminster, an the National Trust's Stourhead, naur Mere.
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- ↑ http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/lca-5[deid airtin] December-chapter-7.pdf
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