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Enter a land of adventure. Where lions roam. Tigers stalk. And monkeys swing. Travel through time in a grand stately home. Lose yourself in one of our magical mazes. Hold exotic creatures from the ends of the Earth. This is Longleat. Jump in.





Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre.





When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery.




Atheneaum Centre

Built in 1857, The Athenæum is a fine Grade II listed building at the heart of town. It has a long and colourful history and is now a vibrant centre for the community, playing host to a diverse range of groups (exhibitions, classes and activities) within its many rooms and delightful 220-seat theatre auditorium.



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Cley Hill

Ascend the hill to enjoy extensive views of West Wiltshire and Somerset, or to experience uninterrupted views of the sky. It was formed by ancient seas and it's been shaped by man since its prehistoric role of guarding territorial boundaries, through to more recent farming and quarrying.




Westbury White Horse

The White Horse is visible from afar and is a famous local landscape.  Local records suggest that the horse was originally cut in the late 1600s, probably to commemorate the supposed Battle of Ethandun, thought to have taken place at Bratton Camp in AD 878.




Old Wardour Castle

Set in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle was once one of the most daring and innovative homes in Britain. Today the castle ruin provides a relaxed, romantic day out for couples, families and budding historians alike.





Set in rural Wiltshire, Lacock village is famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings and more recently as a TV and film location. Discover the history of the Abbey and newly opened rooms, take a walk in the grounds and enjoy spring bulbs, summer borders and the greenhouse.



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A city so beautiful and special that it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.





Known as ‘the city in the countryside’, Salisbury is surrounded by a landscape so quintessentially English it’s almost too good to be true.




Cranborne Chase

This nationally designated AONB covers 380 sq miles of countryside overlapping the boundaries of Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset.


Smallbrook Meadows


Smallbrook Meadows

Reached from the centre of Warminster by walking through the Lake Pleasure Grounds (Town Park). Smallbrook Meadows nature reserve is a freely accessible range of habitats.


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