Opening times for 8 December 2023
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Dinton Park car park, just off St. Mary's Road.
Dogs are welcome on a lead and under control as livestock graze the fields.
The grounds are partly accessible, there are steep slopes, some steps (which can be avoided) and rough grassland. Please be aware that entrance is via a kissing gate.
For Dinton Park, turn onto St Marys Road, heading north from the B3089. The car park is on your left, just before the parish church.
Parking: Car parking for Dinton Park is located on St. Mary's Road immediately south of St. Mary Church. If the carpark is full please come back another time.
Tisbury (5 miles) or Salisbury Stations (9 miles)
Wilts and Dorset Bus 25 from Salisbury or Tisbury
Far-reaching rolling parkland with tranquil views and woodland to explore.
Built between 1814-17 for William Wyndham and designed by Sir Jeffry Wyatville. Note, there is no access to the house itself.
An ornamental lake in tranquil, historic parkland.
Connect with nature on walks through parkland and woodland. Stop and admire the varied wildlife that live in the habitat. Find out more about the house and the parkland.
Dogs are welcome all year round at Dinton Park and there are plenty of places to explore with your four-legged friend.
This early 19th-century house nestling between a wooded ridge and parkland is possibly one of Wiltshire’s best kept secrets. An ideal place to have a quiet picnic and to get away from it all. Note, there is no access to the house itself.
The well-worn paths with occasional benches offer the opportunity to explore the character of the woodlands and substantial views across the park and wider landscape. The spire of Salisbury Cathedral can be seen on a clear day from the highest point in the park.
History is also well-represented from a small Iron Age hill fort - Wick Ball Camp - to WW2 when the house was used by the American army and Nissen huts sprouted throughout the park.
Philipps House, formerly called Dinton House, was built between 1814 and 1817 for William Wyndham (1769-1841). Designed by Sir Jeffry Wyatville (1766-1840), the house is strikingly simple, deliberately conservative and grand, making it clear that the Wyndhams of Dinton were an old family of some standing.