Warminster is a town in the county of West Wiltshire in England, located on the Somerset border. The town takes its name from a church built nearby on the River Were, and has a population of 17,000.
Warminster is a magnet for tourists because of the wealth of historical sites in the area: there are six Iron Age forts, various Roman buildings, and an Elizabethan mansion called Longleat (the first stately home ever to open to the public). It is also a great draw for walkers, being surrounded by countryside, seven hills, and within easy reach of Salisbury Plain.
Like several other towns in Wiltshire, Warminster benefited greatly from the county's successful wool trade; it also traded corn, and several buildings that were used to store or sell corn survive to this day. Warminster boasts Florence Mildred White amongst its former residents: the very first woman to join the police force in England and Wales.