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10 March 2004 1308 GMT
Top 50, or less, things you should do in Wiltshire before you die
50, or less, things you should do in Wiltshire before you die
you think you've done it all or just want a check list of what to
do - sit back and strap yourself in for a rollercoaster, or at least
quite bumpy, journey...
this year 20,000 members of the British Public sent in their suggestions
for the top 50 things everyone should do in their lifetime.
So we thought we'd put together the top 50 things you should do in
Wiltshire before you die...
Well we say 50 but that's not exactly true and some of them are not
quite in Wiltshire but you get the gist.
whether you think you've done it all or just want a check list of
what to do sit back and strap yourself in for a rollercoaster, or
at least quite bumpy, journey...
50, or slightly less, things you should do in Wiltshire before you
the Tropics in Swindon
Walking the Inca Trail
Salisbury Plain. Despite a lot of Salisbury Plain being taken
over for army training there are still loads of public footpaths you
can take. And I'm sure the Incas would have walked it if they'd lived
Visiting a Paradise Island
the Tropics in Swindon. It's lush, it's tropical, it
has cascading waterfalls and free-flying butterflies and it's conveniently
just off the M4.
Driving a Formula 1 Car
a Formula Ford. Yes you can do it in Wiltshire at the Castle
Combe Racing School. So you get to play Nigel Mansell or an International
a Formula Ford at the Castle Combe Racing School
Rafting OR Getting
to your home in an inflatable dinghy. Check out our gallery
of flood pictures from last winter.
the Great Wall of China OR Walking
the Ridgeway. Eighty five miles long and the oldest
road in Britain... and almost visible on a satellite image...
Doing a bungee jump
still go zorbing. Strap
yourself inside a giant beach ball and be hurtled, rolling and bouncing
down a steep Wiltshire hillside. Forget bungee jumping that was just
just outside Swindon
down Route 66 OR Driving
around and around at the new 700 metre go-karting track at
Tour over the Grand Canyon OR
Tour over Robert Evan's Crop Circle which was supersized
in a wheat field at Highworth near Swindon. If you get really close
to the screen you'll feel like you were actually in that chopper.
on the Orient Express OR Travelling
around the Museum of the Great Western Railway - it's not
just for train spotters you know.
a Recumbent Bike at the Castle Combe Circuit
Bathing an elephant OR Bathing
yourself in the soon to be, or maybe soon to be, opened
Bath Spa Project. In fact when it does open you'll not only be able
to bathe in Bath's spa water but in an open air pool on the roof
of the spa. The elephant can go through the car wash.
24: Riding a Harley
Davidson OR Riding
a Recumbent Bike.
It can hit speeds of 80 miles per hour and will definitely get you