Wiltshire

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

Places to visit

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Enjoying Wiltshire's autumn colour

Photographs from 'First Women UK' exhibition

‘First Women UK’, a photographic exhibition by Anita Corbin

‘First Women UK’ is on display at the Fox Talbot Museum from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 3 February.

A couple and their dog

Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge 

Can you take on the Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge? These varied walks will give you the chance to explore all the twelve sites managed by the National Trust Wiltshire Landscape team, taking you all over the county, to special places rich in archaeology and wildlife.

Christmas treats

Father Christmas and a young boy

Father Christmas visits Wiltshire 

From seeing the story of St Nicholas brought to life through decorations to meeting the man himself, find out where you can spot Father Christmas in Wiltshire.

Visitors enjoying a snowy day at Avebury, Wiltshire

Winter walks in Wiltshire

From Avebury to Stourhead, what better way to soak up the history and mystery of Wiltshire's ancient monuments and glorious countryside than on a winter's walk?

A young family looking out across a lake at Stourhead, in the winter

Ideas for 'Twixmas' in Wiltshire 

Looking for things to do between Christmas and New Year? From winter walks to cosy places to visit, here are some ideas for things to keep the spirit alive.

Crafty ideas for Christmas

Artists LOW PROFILE piece of work for Women and Power

Women and Power - For Me, For Her, For You  

For me, for her, for you is a seven track audio work by artists LOW PROFILE - weaving together interviews, songs and recorded messages threaded together with new sound work by collaborator Neil Rose. It’s best when listened to in order, happy listening.

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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

Wed 21 Nov 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 21 Nov 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.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

'First Women UK', a photography exhibition by Anita Corbin

Wed 21 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
A decade-long project to capture the portraits of 100 pioneering women of the twenty-first century arrives at the Fox Talbot Museum this autumn.
Stourhead

Contemporary Art Exhibition - The works of Anouk Mercier

Wed 21 Nov 2018
12:00-14:30
Come along on 1 September for a first glimpse and to discover the title of the artwork that Anouk has created, inspired by her time at Stourhead. Throughout the exhibition the artwork will be on display inside the Temple of Flora which will be...
Stonehenge Landscape

Discover Durrington Walls

Wed 21 Nov 2018
13:30-16:00
Have you ever wondered where the builders of Stonehenge lived? Our National Trust landscape guides will take you on a 2.5 - 3 mile walk to explore the Durrington Walls and discover 6,000 years of hidden history.
Stourhead

The Gift of Stourhead

Sat 24 Nov 2018
09:00-16:00
Join us this Christmas to enjoy the 'Gift of Stourhead'. Christmas is a time for families to get together and enjoy traditions old and new, and the house will be opening its doors once again to the beautifully decorated showrooms. Beyond the...
Meet Father Christmas in the South West

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.