Wiltshire

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

Places to visit

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Summer inspiration

Two of our favourite places to visit in Wiltshire

Ideas for mindfulness and well being

High Brown Fritillary in the sun on a plant

A good news story: High Brown Fritillary is making a bumper early appearance 

The UK’s most endangered butterfly, the High Brown Fritillary, is making a bumper early appearance at a remote British habitat in North Devon, despite serious worries about their population.

Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset

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Upcoming events

Avebury

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Wed 18 Jul 2018
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

Wed 18 Jul 2018
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.
Avebury

Breaking ground: Avebury's female archaeologists

Wed 18 Jul 2018
10:00-16:00
To mark the 100 year anniversary of women first gaining the right to vote in Britain, this year at Avebury we'll be bringing to light the contributions made by female archaeologists working here in the 20th century.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Healing herbs family trail

Wed 18 Jul 2018
10:30-17:30
800 years ago, the nuns of Lacock Abbey couldn't just pop down the doctors to buy their medicine, so they grew their own. Find out more on our fun family trail.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

A photography exhibition by Karen Knorr

Wed 18 Jul 2018
10:30-17:00
The photographic work of Karen Knorr is our second exhibition in the 2018 Women and Power celebration. Her work arises out of cultural research she undertakes and is in response to traditions, materials, furniture and ways of living.
Stourhead

Genius of the place: foundations

Wed 18 Jul 2018
11:00-16:30
A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. The showrooms and basement interactive area illuminate key parts of their story including: the role of the family bank, building a...
A ranger guides a father and daughter rockpooling at Wembury, South Devon

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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.