Wiltshire

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

Places to visit

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A view of 'Caprice' through the doors of the Temple of Flora

'Caprice' an exhibition

Contemporary artist Anouk Mercier has been our artist in residence for the past year, creating a work of art inspired by Stourhead.

Two of our favourite places to visit in Wiltshire

Children following a halloween trail

Spooky fun at Halloween 

You'll have goose bumps and tremors when you visit Avebury this October half term. Click to find out how to get the best of your spooky holidays.

autumn walking

Autumn walks in Wiltshire 

Autumn is a great time of year for exploring the outdoors as the leaves change colour.

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.

Caring for the coast

A water vole

Water voles make a welcome return to Exmoor 

This September, 150 water voles were reintroduced at six carefully chosen sites on the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor. The water vole is one of the fastest declining land mammal, disappearing from 94 per cent of its habitats. The plan for one of Britain’s most adorable, yet rare creatures is that it will be given a whole new start in a healthy environment, where they can breed and flourish.

Family in the house at Stourhead in Wilthsire

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Upcoming events

Avebury

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Thu 20 Sep 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

Thu 20 Sep 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

Thu 20 Sep 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

Magic themed family trail

Thu 20 Sep 2018
10:30-17:00
Lacock has hosted many film crews who captured the magic of this place. Join us this Autumn and enjoy our magic themed trail around the grounds and the cloister where very famous witches and wizards once walked.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

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

Thu 20 Sep 2018
10:30-17:00
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

Thu 20 Sep 2018
10:30-16:00
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...

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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.