About Dinton Park and Philipps House
Dinton Park is an ideal place to have a quiet few moments and to get away from it all, to rejuvenate and reconnect with nature.
The well-worn paths with occasional benches offer the opportunity to explore the character of the woodlands and substantial views across the park and wider landscape. The spire of Salisbury Cathedral can be seen on a clear day from the highest point in the park.
This bowl-shaped parkland offers a haven for many species of bird and insects, if you come in the height of summer the grassland is teeming with life and you'll see birds of prey overhead.
The peace and tranquility of this place is one of its most appealing features, you can almost image you have travelled back in time as the trappings of modern life are all but invisible from here.
Philipps House, formerly called Dinton House, was built between 1814 and 1817 for William Wyndham (1769-1841). Designed by Sir Jeffry Wyatville (1766-1840), the house is strikingly simple, deliberately conservative and grand, making it clear that the Wyndhams of Dinton were an old family of some standing.
Please Note: Although the park is open for you to enjoy, Philipps House is not open to the public and there are no toilet facilities here. Please note that car parking for Dinton Park is located on St. Mary's Road immediately south of St. Mary Church, however the car park is small, so if it's full please come back another time. There is no visitor car parking at Philipps House itself.
Cattle often graze the parkland so if you see them please keep your dogs on a lead.