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Wiltshire

World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes along with some lesser-known gems, there are plenty of places in our care in Wiltshire that can provide a fun day out.

Places to visit

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Top places to visit in Wiltshire

A flowering rhododendron with the Pantheon overlooking the lake in the background at Stourhead, Wiltshire
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Stourhead 

A Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden with a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, a mystical grotto and rare and exotic trees.

near Mere, Wiltshire

Fully open today
Spring daffodils by the pond at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire with the Abbey in the background
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Lacock 

Country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of the photographic negative

near Chippenham, Wiltshire

Fully open today
Sheep grazing around the standing stones at Avebury with autumn trees in the background in Wiltshire.
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Avebury 

Ancient stone circle ane museum in the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site.

Marlborough, Wiltshire

Partially open today
A view of the front of Mompesson House from Choristers' Green in Salisbury Cathedral Close
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Mompesson House 

Homely and welcoming 18th-century townhouse in the heart of Salisbury's Cathedral Close

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Fully open today
A view of The Dye Pool in autumn showing topiary and lilies at The Courts Garden, Wiltshire
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The Courts Garden 

Delightful English country garden

near Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Fully open today
A view of the exterior of Great Chalfield Manor across the moat and forecourt, the sun is low in the sky and glinting off the roof.the
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Great Chalfield Manor 

Charming fifteenth-century manor house with Arts and Crafts garden

near Melksham, Wiltshire

Closed now
A wildflower meadow with lots of purple and yellow flowers surrounding King Alfred's Tower at Stourhead
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Alfred's Tower 

Triangular tower named after King Alfred who raised his standard here in 870

Closed now
The entrance to Westwood Manor from the top of Westwood church in Wiltshire
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Westwood Manor 

Fifteenth-century stone manor house

near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Closed now

Volunteer opportunities in Wiltshire

Making new friends, working in amazing places, and knowing that you're helping a great cause - just three great reasons to volunteer with the National Trust in Wiltshire.

Visitors and room guide reading an archive newspaper in the Kitchen at Avebury Manor, Wiltshire
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Volunteering at Avebury 

If you or your workplace are interested in volunteering at Avebury and the Wiltshire landscape, here’s everything you need to know about joining the team.

Flower border beside a stone path with the Well Court behind at Great Chalfield Manor, Wiltshire
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Volunteering at Great Chalfield Manor 

When Jennifer Connor became a garden volunteer at Great Chalfield for a summer she had no idea of the effect it would have on her life and future. Read more about her story here.

Sheep grazing green grass in front of the ha-ha at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire on a warm autumn day
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Supporter groups in Wiltshire 

There is one National Trust supporter group in Wiltshire where you can join to meet like-minded people, make new friends and learn more about the work of the National Trust.

Our work

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The Wiltshire Chalk Partnership 

Learn more about the Wiltshire Chalk Partnership and its ambition to help restore and create precious chalk grassland habitats.

Sustainable travel

Looking for greener travel options to the places in our care in Wiltshire? Find out how you can travel by train, bus, bike or on foot.

Muddy mountain bike.
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Sustainable travel in Wiltshire 

There are a number of sustainable options for travelling to and from the places in our care in Wiltshire, whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot. Here’s a little more information that can help you plan your visit.

Upcoming events

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Summer of Play at Mompesson House 

Mompesson House, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Enjoy free games in our walled garden over the summer (weather permitting).

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17 Jun to 10 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 61 other dates or times
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Summer of play: build your own obstacle course 

Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Challenge yourself to build and complete a nature obstacle course. What can you create? See how fast you can jump, wobble, and weave!

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17 Jun to 1 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 76 other dates or times
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Walks & Talks 

Stourhead, near Mere, Wiltshire

Discover the story of Stourhead and its landscape garden on daily guided tours.

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17 Jun to 31 Jul 2024
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11:00 to 12:30
+ 89 other dates or times
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The Invisible Hands of Mompesson House: Servants 

Mompesson House, Salisbury, Wiltshire

This year, celebrate the unseen people who ran Mompesson House behind the scenes.

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17 Jun to 27 Aug 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
+ 51 other dates or times
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Making a House a Home: 300 Years of Women’s History at Stourhead 

Stourhead, near Mere, Wiltshire

300 years of Stourhead as a home, shines a light on the women who shaped this iconic place.

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17 Jun to 3 Nov 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
+ 139 other dates or times
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Walled garden talks 

Stourhead, near Mere, Wiltshire

Learn more about the function of the Walled Garden, both past and present, on this weekly guided talk.

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19 Jun to 23 Oct 2024
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12:30 to 13:30
+ 37 other dates or times
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Social Strolls 

Stourhead, near Mere, Wiltshire

Make a connection on social strolls at Stourhead.

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20 Jun to 18 Jul 2024
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14:00 to 16:00
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Trust 10 

Stourhead, near Mere, Wiltshire

The Trust10 is a monthly, free 10k trail run that gives you the opportunity to take up a new challenge, get outdoors and explore Stourhead’s wider estate.

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23 Jun to 27 Oct 2024
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08:30 to 11:30
+ 4 other dates or times
Small girl running between conical topiary hedges in the Cherry Garden at Ham House

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.