Wiltshire is characterised by its high downland and wide valleys. Salisbury Plain is famous as the location of the Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles, but also as the main training area in the UK of the British Army.
Serviced offices in Wiltshire and its economy benefit from the "M4 corridor effect", attracting business, and the attractiveness of its countryside, towns and villages. Swindon is home to many national and international corporations such as Honda, Intel, Motorola, WHSmith, Nationwide and Dyson. Wiltshire’s employment sees a significantly higher number of people in various forms of manufacturing above the national average, particularly in electrical equipment and apparatus, food products, and beverages, furniture, rubber, pharmaceuticals, and plastic goods.
There is also a higher than average employment in public administration and defence, due to the military establishments based around the county, particularly around Amesbury and Corsham. There are also sizeable British Army barracks at Tidworth, Bulford and Warminster.
Major routes in Wiltshire include the A4, M4 motorway, A303, A350 and A417.