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The beautiful park at Stourhead created by Capability Brown

Stourhead

Stourhead landscape - WiltshireStourhead in Wiltshire

Stourhead is a Palladian mansion and world-famous landscape garden. Stourhead Mansion House is at the heart of a 2,650 acre estate where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for nature conservation. Stourhead has something for everyone, with music and drama, walks and tours, family fun activities and opportunities to discover the secrets of Stourhead, including how the estate is managed.

White Horses

Westbury white horse in Wiltshire

Wiltshire is home to the white horses. Some of the horses were carved into the hillsides 3000 years ago exposing the chalk below. Currently there are 14 horses in Wiltshire of which two are relatively new.

Westbury White Horse & Bratton Camp (pictured above). This horse was cut into the landscape in 1778 but it is believed to be on top of an older white horse that was thought to commemorate the defeat  of the Danes in AD878. The horse is situated just below the Iron age hill fort of Bratton Camp.

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat mansion house in WiltshireLongleat safari park mazeTigers at Longleat safari parkpleasure cruise at longleat safari parklion strolling across the road at longleat safari parktrain ride at longleat safari park in Wiltshire

 Longleat Safari Park is a huge attraction covering 900 acres. The landscape is a Capability Brown designed parkland with woodlands, lakes and farmland. A visit to Longleat will fill the day. There is an Elizabethan Mansion house, one of the best mazes in the UK, a safari park, miniature railway line, boat rides, animal encounters, pets corner, adventure play castle, bat cave, shows and events, mirror maze, talks and animal feeding. A fantastic place to visit and one of the most popular things to do in Wiltshire.

Longleat Forest Centre Parcs

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Longleat Forest Centre Parcs is Situated in the beautiful Longleat Estate in the stunning Longleat Forest. The hilly landscape is truly spectacular with hundred-year-old Giant Redwoods. You can cycle, walk or catch the land train to explore the forest but wherever you go, you'll be delighted by the fantastic views.

Longleat Forest Centre Parcs has a range of different bars and restaurants serving foods from around the world. On-site facilities also include sports centre's where badminton and other sports can be played. Cycles can be hired to enjoy cycling along forest tracks. Other facilities include ice rinks and lakes for water sports. It is advisable to book activities and restaurant tables before you arrive or as soon as possible after arriving to avoid disappointment.


Stonehenge

Stonehenge in Wiltshire

Stonehenge is an iconic site and is now a world heritage site. The true meaning is unknown but the sheer task of construction would cause problems in any age let alone the Stone and Bronze age.

Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.

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Woodhenge

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Silbury Hill

Tithe Barn - Bradford-on-Avon

The Medieval Hall - Salisbury

Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Steam - the museum of the great western railway - WiltshireOne of the displays at Steam - the museum of the great western railway in Wiltshire

Steam the Museum of the Great Western Railway is in the heart of the former Swindon Railway Works. The museum has a great variety of hands-on exhibits, locomotives and displays. and tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway.

The story is brought to life with videos, hands-on exhibits and interactive displays. As visitors pass through the museum/works they get a sense of the conditions in each stage of construction: - the heat and grime experienced in the Foundry; the evocative smell of wood and the sights and sounds of the Machine Shop Lathes, drills and slotters; finally the colossal sounds in the Boiler Shop - where the noise endured by the workers meant that many were deaf by the age of 30.

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Swindon & Cricklade Railway - is Wiltshire's only standard-gauge heritage railway where restored vintage steam and diesel-hauled trains run on a railway built by volunteers.

Parks and Gardens

Brokerswood Country Park Westbury

Brokerswood Country Park in Westbury

A fabulous day out for the family in 80 acres of beautiful woodland. The park includes play areas, a narrow gauge railway and a fishing lake.

Larmer Tree Gardens - Salisbury

Larmer Tree Gardens - Salisbury

These gardens are better known for the Festival. The next festival takes place 13th - 17th July 2016

Studley Grange


Studley Grange craft village and butterfly world in Wiltshire

Craft village & butterfly world


Things to do in Wiltshire

Find great things to do, the best Wiltshire attractions, cheap family days out, romantic weekend breaks & fun things to do visiting Wiltshire this weekend.