Wiltshire

World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and some lesser-known gems

Places to visit

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Walking in Wiltshire

Children playing in daffodils in spring

Family fun at Stourhead

We’ve got plenty to keep the kids, and whole family entertained on your next visit.

Volunteers take part in a beach clean at Studland Bay

Beach cleans across the South West 

We look after miles of coastline and beaches across the South West, and rely on volunteers to help us clear the tons of litter that appears on the coast. Take a look and see if there's a beach clean near you for this weekend and beyond.

English bluebell, Hyacinthus non-scriptus, in the garden in May at Killerton, Devon

Bluebells in the South West 

From Godolpin in Cornwall to Stourhead in Wiltshire, places in the South West are brimming with bluebells during the spring months. Take a look at this list to see where bluebells are blooming near you.

Events in Wiltshire

Upcoming events

Avebury

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Thu 25 Apr 2019
01:00-23:59
An opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors in this iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy these wide open spaces by challenging yourself to complete all eight walks - once done you'll have walked 50km.
Avebury

Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge

Thu 25 Apr 2019
01:00-23:59
This is an opportunity to discover more of Wiltshire's iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy beautiful open spaces and challenge yourself to complete all twelve walks at our landscape sites.
Stourhead

The Golden Path adventure lanyard

Thu 25 Apr 2019
09:00-17:00
This adventure pack is full of activities inspired by the banking heritage of the family who owned Stourhead for over 300 years.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Photography exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum by John Paul Evans

Thu 25 Apr 2019
10:30-17:00
These metaphoric photo series examine various points of view regarding gay marriage — with the pictures of ‘otherness’ fluctuating between the poignant, the comic, and a potentially disturbing presence in the domestic space.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Healing Herbs in the Botanic Garden

Thu 25 Apr 2019
10:30-17:30
The Botanic Garden in Lacock's grounds will be bringing back the Healing Herbs border from last year due to popular demand.
Stourhead

Guided introductory walk

Thu 25 Apr 2019
11:00-12:30
Join this free walk to discover the genius of the place, and how one family has cared for and curated Stourhead for over 300 years, leaving a legacy that is enjoyed by thousands today.

Where to go today?

Spring bulbs flowering at Tyntesfield

Find a place to visit 

Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

Groups of people outside the front of the house for a popular event at Arlington Court

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

Somerset

From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers, see what Somerset has to offer.

Dorset

Home to everything from an island, ancient coasts and hidden gems to a castle and Italian palace.

Gloucestershire

Cotswold landscapes, famed gardens and grand homes dating back to the Romans, discover what Gloucestershire has to offer.