Wiltshire

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

Places to visit

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Two of our favourite places to visit in Wiltshire

Inspired by World Book Day

Joyce, Lady Heathcoat-Amory

Women and Power - tell us your stories 

Who do you know in your community, in your family or in the public eye who use their position, or time and energy to make a difference to the lives of others? Perhaps you have been inspired by the stories from women’s history and the suffrage movement when visiting Women & Power exhibitions at National Trust places?

Springtime in the gardens of Lanhydrock, Cornwall

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

Upcoming events

Avebury

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Fri 25 May 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

Fri 25 May 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

Sat 26 May 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

The foundation story of Lacock Abbey

Sat 26 May 2018
10:30-17:00
Part of the Women and Power national programming theme, Lacock will be exploring the legacy of Ela the founder of Lacock. Through physical installations and sound, travel back to the 1300s and find out about the abbey's missing church.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Healing herbs family trail

Sat 26 May 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

Sat 26 May 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.
Children on low ropes

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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.