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.

A frosty morning in the garden at Stourhead

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, relax and immerse yourself in 300 years of history.

Standing Stones at Avebury

Avebury archaeology walk

Starting at the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site, this walk takes you through the remains of the largest stone circle in the world and along the West Kennet Avenue into rolling chalk downland.

Visitors enjoying a walk

Abbey cloister, gardens and woodland

Lacock Abbey's beautiful grounds are a place to relax, explore and reconnect. 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.