Picnic spots around Wiltshire

There is little nicer than a picnic on a warm summer day. If you bring your sandwiches, there are plenty of places to choose from, some with great views, some surrounded by wildlife. Here just a small selection.

The Temple of Apollo reflected in the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire

The world-famous garden at Stourhead

Perhaps the most beautiful and magical of all of the great 18th-century landscape gardens. A tranquil place to sit and relax, enjoy a picnic and immerse yourself in 300 years of history.

Standing Stones at Avebury

Avebury archaeology walk

Catch glimpses of mysterious Silbury Hill, pass Bronze Age burial mounds, and walk along ancient roads with fabulous views.

Exploring the abbey grounds

Abbey cloister, gardens and woodland

Lacock Abbey's beautiful grounds are a place to relax, explore and play. Wander through the changing colours, find the giant tree stump and see if you can spot some woodland wildlife.

Rolling downland

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.