Hidden treasures in Wiltshire

Wiltshire is home to some hidden gems, with a selection of smaller places to discover dotted around the county. Please check the opening times of the places before you visit, as they are not all open year-round.

The Main Facade showing the elaborate entry doorway at Mompesson House, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Mompesson House

At this 18th-century Queen Anne townhouse in Salisbury's historic Cathedral Close, you can admire the graceful plasterwork and oak staircase, and relax in the secluded walled garden.

The South and East fronts of fifteenth-century Great Chalfield Manor, Wiltshire, seen from across the moat

Great Chalfield Manor

This Charming 15th-century manor house with Arts and Crafts garden sits peacefully in the countryside. Complete with a moat, barns, gatehouse and delightful parish church, there's a lot to see on a small scale.

View of steps leading to The Terrace Garden at The Courts Garden, Holt, Wiltshire

The Courts Garden

At The Courts Garden, peaceful water gardens and herbaceous borders, with organically shaped topiary create unexpected vistas. You can stroll through the arboretum with its wonderful species of trees and naturally planted spring bulbs, and see the English country style at its best.

A view of Westwood Manor and grounds from above

Westwood Manor

This small manor house is hidden away near Braford-on-Avon. It was built over three centuries, has late Gothic and Jacobean windows, decorative plasterwork and fine period furniture to discover.

Hillside with dry grass and tufty bushes

Cley Hill

This distinctive landmark near Longleat is rich in wildlife and archaeology with panoramic views of West Wiltshire and Somerset. You can even experience uninterrupted views of the sky from this locally famous UFO hotspot.