Picnic spots around Wiltshire

There is little nicer than a picnic when the sun is out, the bird are singing and summer flowers are bobbing in the breeze. If you bring your sandwiches, there are plenty of places to choose from to picnic in Wiltshire- some with great views and some surrounded by wildlife.

Below are are some of our top spots for summer picnics in 2021. Check back here nearer the time for some picnic spot inspiration in 2022.

The lawns in the Botanic Garden at Lacock Abbey

Lacock garden

Lacock Abbey's grounds are a place to relax, explore and reconnect. Discover paths taking you to the rose garden and apple orchard and relax on the lawns with a picnic. Please be aware you will need to book ahead before visiting.

Hilltop in winter

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.

Pepperbox Hill

Picnic at Pepperbox Hill

Commanding the high point on the chalk ridge south-east of Salisbury, Pepperbox Hill is topped by an early example of a brick folly, with far-reaching views and rich natural heritage.

A wildflower meadow surrounding King Alfred's Tower at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Picnic at King Alfred's Tower

Enjoy your picnic alongside spectacular views and a slice of history at King Alfred’s Tower on the Stourhead estate. This a 160ft (49m) high folly is believed to mark the site where King Alfred the Great rallied his troops in 878. It commands spectacular views over the three counties of Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset and is surrounded with an abundance of wild orchids in the early summer.

Places to visit in the South West 

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