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Wiltshire
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Primary Destinations
Chippenham • Marlborough • Salisbury • Swindon • Trowbridge • Warminster
Other Important Destinations
Stonehenge
Current Highway Authorities
Swindon Borough Council • Wiltshire County Council
Borders
Berkshire • Dorset • Gloucestershire • Hampshire • Somerset
Highways England Roads
M4 • A36 • A303 • A419
This article is about the county.
For the highway authority, see Wiltshire Council
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Wiltshire is a traditional county in South West England. Unusually amongst English counties it has never had a specific county town. The county is named after Wilton and the county council meet in Trowbridge, but Salisbury and Devizes have also claimed the honour.

Geography & Economy

The A4 and Silbury Hill

Much of Wiltshire consists of a number of chalk downs interspersed by river valleys containing the population centres. As such the county has a low population density. Swindon, in the northeast, lies outside these areas, allowing it to be the largest town in the county. Wiltshire is known for its prehistoric remains, the most famous of which are Stonehenge and Avebury. The south of the county has a large military presence and indeed much of Salisbury Plain is used as an Army training area. Swindon was once a railway town and still has a Honda car plant but is now more famous for services; it is the HQ of the National Trust and the country's Research Councils. Tourist attractions in the county include Lacock Abbey, Longleat and Old Sarum.

Roads

The A360 on Salisbury Plain

Owing to Salisbury's oblong shape and dispersed population, its road network has no specific focus. However, roads radiate out of major settlements such as Salisbury and Swindon and the county does have a comprehensive network. Highways England maintain two trunk roads radiating from London, the M4 and A303, as well as the A36 and A419. Most non-trunk roads in the county are maintained by Wiltshire County Council, with the northeast of the county maintained by Swindon Borough Council. The A303 past Stonehenge is one of the country's major bottlenecks as it consists of a few miles of single-carriageway road in an otherwise dual trunk road; there have been numerous upgrade plans, such as the tunnel currently being discussed, but problems are caused by the archaeology and so the situation remains for the time being.

Route From To Length
A27 Whiteparish Pevensey 103 miles View
A30 Hounslow Land's End 284 miles View
A30 Hounslow Land's End 284 miles View
A30 Wilton Shaftesbury (A350) 16.9 miles View
A3026 Ludgershall North Tidworth 2.1 miles View
A3027 Blue Boar Row New Canal 0.1 miles View
A3028 Durrington Bulford Camp 2.5 miles View
A3029 Devizes Road Upavon (S) 0.4 miles View
A303 Popham Upottery 95 miles View
A3033 The Green Potterne Road 0.3 miles View
A3036 South Petherton Stonehenge 48.1 miles View
A3052 Salisbury Cholderton 9.3 miles View
A3053 Melksham Bradford-on-Avon 5.6 miles View
A3087 Tollgate Road Winchester Street 0.2 miles View
A3094 Quidhampton Salisbury 3.5 miles View
A3098 Frome Westbury 6.5 miles View
A3102 Melksham Swindon 24.9 miles View
A338 Bournemouth Bessels Leigh 90.4 miles View
A3393 Fisherton Street London Road 1.0 mile View
A341 Winchester Lopcombe Corner 15.8 miles View
A342 Andover Derry Hill 33.1 miles View
A343 Lopcombe Corner Newbury 26.7 miles View
A344 Weyhill Heytesbury 24.5 miles View
A345 Salisbury Marlborough 26.9 miles View
A346 Ludgershall Chiseldon 20.2 miles View
A346 Shipton Bellinger Collingbourne Ducis 6.7 miles View
A350 Stanton St Quintin Lower Hamworthy 68.1 miles View
A354 Salisbury Easton, Portland 53.2 miles View
A36 Bath Totton 64.8 miles View
A360 Salisbury Devizes 24.2 miles View
A361 Ilfracombe Kilsby 213 miles View
A3611  ???, Trowbridge  ???, Trowbridge View
A362 Warminster Farrington Gurney 17.8 miles View
A363 Bathford Yarnbrook 10.3 miles View
A364 Yarnbrook Chippenham 12.6 miles View
A365 Martinslade Box 10.9 miles View
A366 Trowbridge Kilmersdon 9.7 miles View
A4 London Avonmouth 129.8 miles View
A4 Bath Chippenham 17 miles View
A4 Chippenham Marlborough 17 miles View
A4 Marlborough Newbury 17 miles View
A4015 Devizes Road Wootton Bassett Road 1.0 mile View
A417 Streatley Hope under Dinmore 97.5 miles View
A419 Swindon Whitminster 35.5 miles View
A4198 Cricklade Road Purton Road View
A420 Headington, Oxford Bristol 79.5 miles View
A4259 Wanborough Swindon 2.6 miles View
A4289 Kingshill Transfer Bridges 2.7 miles View
A429 Stanton St Quintin Coventry 73.7 miles View
A430 Chippenham Bristol 23.3 miles View
A4311 Turnpike, Blunsdon Transfer Bridge, Swindon 2.7 miles View
A4312 Lower Stratton Swindon 1.9 miles View
A4313 Swindon (Transfer Bridges) Walcot 0.75 miles View
A433 Dunkirk Cirencester 16.7 miles View
A434 Malmesbury Hardwicke 21.4 miles View
A4361 Beckhampton Swindon 11.2 miles View
B3052 Salisbury Road Pewsey Lane 0.4 miles View
B3079 Cadnam Landford 5.4 miles View
B3080 Bramshaw Telegraph Wick 5.5 miles View
B3081 Ashley Prestleigh 45.2 miles View
B3083 Stapleford Shrewton 4.7 miles View
B3085 Durrington (NW) Durrington (SE) 1.1 miles View
B3085 Salisbury (St Thomas's Bridge) Parkhouse Corner, Cholderton 9.3 miles View
B3086 Airman's Corner Shrewton 3.1 miles View
B3087 Burbage Pewsey 4.3 miles View
B3087 Pewsey Marlborough 6.5 miles View
B3088 West Street, Queen Street 0.3 miles View
B3089 Barford St Martin Willoughby Hedge 12.9 miles View
B3090 Ilchester Stonehenge 42.4 miles View
B3092 Frome Sturminster Newton 25.3 miles View
B3094 Mere Milton-on-Stour 2.4 miles View
B3094 Wilton Salisbury 3.6 miles View
B3095 Longbridge Deverill Mere 7.4 miles View
B3097 Westbury Yarnbrook 3.2 miles View
B3098 Wedhampton Westbury 13.3 miles View
B3099 Westbury Standerwick 2.6 miles View
B3100 New Northgate Street Monday Market Street 0.3 miles View
B3101 Rowde Caen Hill Locks 1.0 mile View
B3102 Melksham Lyneham 14.3 miles View
B3103 Bradford Road Bath Road 0.1 miles View
B3104 Bradford-on-Avon Melksham 5.5 miles View
B3104 Melksham Berryfield 0.4 miles View
B3105 Bradford-on-Avon (N) Hilperton 4.2 miles View
B3106 Trowbridge Staverton 3.2 miles View
B3107 Bradford-on-Avon Melksham 5.2 miles View
B3107 Wicker Hill Union Street 0.22 miles View
B3108 Monkton Combe Bradford-on-Avon 3.7 miles View
B3108 Staverton Holt 0.5 miles View
B3109 Corsham Rode 12.0 miles View
B3112 Melksham The Spa 0.7 miles View
B3335 Rushall North Newton 1.1 miles View
B3352 Boreham Sutton Veny 1.5 miles View
B3353 Corsham Shaw 3.9 miles View
B3387 Portway High Street 0.1 miles View
B3388 Holt Road Sladesbrook 0.5 miles View
B3389 Rampart Road New Canal 0.2 miles View
B3393 Castle Street Fisherton Street 0.4 miles View
B3414 Warminster bypass (NW) Heytesbury 4.4 miles View
B390 Heytesbury Shrewton 8.4 miles View
B4000 Highworth Speen 24.6 miles View
B4001 Petwick Chilton Foliat 14.8 miles View
B4002 New Road The Common 0.3 miles View
B4003 West Kennet Avebury 1.0 mile View
B4004 Broad Hinton Wootton Bassett 5.3 miles View
B4005 Chiseldon Spittleborough Roundabout 7.0 miles View
B4006 Westlea East Wichel 12.8 miles View
B4014 Malmesbury(NE) Nailsworth 10.8 miles View
B4019 Faringdon Broad Blunsdon 6.2 miles View
B4021 Stratton Park Broad Blunston 2.9 miles View
B4039 Acton Turville Allington 6.6 miles View
B4040 Old Sodbury(E) Cricklade 25.4 miles View
B4041 Cricklade Broad Hinton 12.4 miles View
B4042 Malmesbury Royal Wootton Bassett 4.9 miles View
B4045 Malmesbury Malmesbury View
B4069 Lyneham Chippenham 9.2 miles View
B4122 Stanton St Quintin Draycot Cerne 1.5 miles View
B4141 Kingsdown Stratton St Margaret 1.0 mile View
B4143 Gorse Hill Greenbridge 0.8 miles View
B4158 New Road Chippenham bypass 1.2 miles View
B4192 Hungerford Swindon 12.8 miles View
B4279 Langley Burrell Sutton Benger 3.1 miles View
B4289 Kingshill Road Croft Road 4.1 miles View
B4508 Kingston Bagpuize(W) Sevenhampton(E) 11.4 miles View
B4527 Victoria Road Drove Road 0.4 miles View
B4528 Lackham Hardenhuish 3.1 miles View
B4534 Freshbrook Blunsdon 6.1 miles View
B4553 Cricklade Mannington roundabout, Toothill 7.4 miles View
B4587 Rodbourne Cheney Haydon Wick 1.1 miles View
B4643 Patterdown Farm Rowden Roundabout 0.6 miles View
B4650 Cirencester Faringdon 18.3 miles View
B4696 Royal Wootton Bassett(NW) South Cerney 9.4 miles View
C140 Moredon Haydon 0.7 miles View
C141 Gablecross Supermarine 2.4 miles View
C142 Commonhead Wanborough 1.6 miles View
C16 Moredon Woodhall Park 0.9 miles View
C28 Ramleaze Middleleaze 0.3 miles View
C29 Covingham Wanborough 2.6 miles View
C349 The Magic Roundabout Greenbridge 1.3 miles View
C35 Windmill Hill Lydiard Country Park 1.1 miles View
C400 Gorse Hill Chapel Roundabout 0.3 miles View
C401 Tricentre Magic Roundabout 0.6 miles View
C402 Tricentre Swindon Cricket Club 0.5 miles View
C403 Tricentre The Park 0.5 miles View
C404 Swindon town centre Pinehurst 1.7 miles View
C405 Whalebridge Regent Circus 0.3 miles View
C406 Regent Circus Swindon Old Town 0.5 miles View
C407 Railway Village Regent Circus 0.5 miles View
C408 Regent Circus Railway village 0.6 miles View
C409 Railway Village Transfer Bridges 0.9 miles View
C410 Regent Circus Walcot West 0.4 miles View
C411 New Inn Stratton St Margaret 1.0 mile View
C413 South Marston Longleaze Farm 0.9 miles View
C416 Transfer Bridges Pinehurst 0.8 miles View
C419 Liden Lower Wanborough 1.2 miles View
C70 Roughmoor Middleleaze 0.9 miles View
Chippenham Spur Acton Turville Derry Hill View
E105 London Fishguard 253 miles View
E30 Cork Felixstowe 541.2 miles View
Ermin Street Silchester Gloucester View
Fosse Way Exeter Lincoln 207.75 miles View
Harroway Farnham Seaton View
Icknield Way Salisbury(?) Hunstanton(?) View
The Longest Lane Hyde Park Corner, Westminster St George's Circus, Southwark 297.8 miles View
M4 Chiswick, Middlesex Pont Abraham, Carmarthenshire 191.9 miles View
NCN4 Greenwich Fishguard View
Portway (Roman Road) Silchester Salisbury View
T39 West of Southampton Bath View
T43 Hungerford Hereford View
T8 London Penzance View
T9 London Bristol View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Wiltshire
JunctionsBadger Roundabout • Brook Roundabout • Bumpers Farm Roundabout • Cepen Park South Roundabout • Dead Maids • Harnham Junction • Lackham Roundabout • Malmesbury Road Roundabout • Plough Hill Roundabout • Spittleborough Roundabout • Stanton St Quinton Roundabout • Wilton Roundabout (Wiltshire)
RoadsA27 • A30 • A30/Sandbox • A30/Wilton - Shaftesbury • A3026 • A3027 (Salisbury) • A3028 • A3029 (Upavon) • A303 • A3033 (Devizes) • A3036 (South Petherton - Stonehenge) • A3052 (Wiltshire) • A3053 • A3087 (Salisbury) • A3094 • A3098 • A3102 • A338 • A3393 • A341 (Winchester - Lopcombe Corner) • A342 • A343 • A344 • A345 • A346 • A346 (Shipton Bellinger - Collingbourne Ducis) • A350 • A354 • A36 • A360 • A361 • A3611 • A362 • A363 • A364 (Yarnbrook - Chippenham) • A365 • A366 • A4 • A4/Bath - Chippenham • A4/Chippenham - Marlborough • A4/Marlborough - Newbury • A4015 (Swindon) • A417 • A419 • A4198 • A420 • A4259 • A4289 • A429 • A430 (Chippenham - Bristol) • A4311 • A4312 • A4313 • A433 • A434 • A4361 • B3052 • B3079 • B3080 • B3081 • B3083 • B3085 • B3085 (Salisbury) • B3086 • B3087 • B3087 (Pewsey - Marlborough) • B3088 • B3089 • B3090 (Ilchester - Stonehenge) • B3092 • B3094 (Mere) • B3094 (Salisbury) • B3095 • B3097 • B3098 • B3099 • B3100 • B3101 • B3102 • B3103 • B3104 (Bradford-on-Avon - Melksham) • B3104 (Melksham) • B3105 • B3106 • B3107 • B3107 (Trowbridge) • B3108 • B3108 (Staverton - Holt) • B3109 • B3112 (Melksham) • B3335 (Rushall - North Newton) • B3352 (Wiltshire) • B3353 • B3387 (Warminster) • B3388 • B3389 • B3393 • B3414 • B390 • B4000 • B4001 • B4002 • B4003 • B4004 (Wiltshire) • B4005 • B4006 • B4014 • B4019 • B4021 (Wiltshire) • B4039 • B4040 • B4041 • B4042 • B4045 (Malmesbury) • B4069 • B4122 (Wiltshire) • B4141 • B4143 • B4158 • B4192 • B4279 (Wiltshire) • B4289 • B4508 • B4527 • B4528 • B4534 • B4553 • B4587 (Swindon) • B4643 • B4650 • B4696 • C140 (Swindon) • C141 (Swindon) • C142 (Swindon) • C16 (Swindon) • C28 (Swindon) • C29 (Swindon) • C349 (Swindon) • C35 (Swindon) • C400 (Swindon) • C401 (Swindon) • C402 (Swindon) • C403 (Swindon) • C404 (Swindon) • C405 (Swindon) • C406 (Swindon) • C407 (Swindon) • C408 (Swindon) • C409 (Swindon) • C410 (Swindon) • C411 (Swindon) • C413 (Swindon) • C416 (Swindon) • C419 (Swindon) • C70 (Swindon) • Chippenham Spur • E105 (London - Fishguard) • E30 • Ermin Street • Fosse Way • Harroway • Icknield Way • Longest Lane • M4 • NCN4 • Portway (Roman Road) • T39 (Britain) • T43 (Britain) • T8 (Britain) • T9 (Britain)
MiscellaneousA303/History • A303/Route
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