Local Attractions

Local Attractions and Places of Interest

Are you looking for somewhere to go for the day. The local area has a huge variety or attractions well worth a visit. Here we list some of the best known, and some of the lesser known places which are well worth a visit at some point.

Wiltshire is home of some historic attractions - Splendid Longleat in Warminster, Bowood, the magnificent family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, Corsham Court, Wilton House, Stourhead and there can be no monument in Britain more steeped in legend and mystery than Stonehenge.

 

Stonehenge, Amesbury

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The great and ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the world. What visitors see today are the substantial remnants of the last in a sequence of such monuments erected between circa 3000BC and 1600BC. But now the stones may be even older than first thought.

 

 

Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury

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For over 750 years pilgrims have come to Salisbury to seek inspiration in the glory and peace of the building and surrounding Cathedral Close. Whether you come to worship, to marvel at or climb up to Britain's tallest spire, to be awed by the beauty and scale of the cathedral interior or to study the original Magna Carta in our Chapter House, we welcome you.
   

Avebury, Wiltshire

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World-famous stone circle at the heart of a prehistoric landscape. Archaeological finds displayed in on-site museum.
 
   

Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

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Country house created out of a medieval abbey, former home of William Henry Fox Talbot, a pioneer of photography.
 
   

Bradford on Avon

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Bradford on Avon is a bustling market town which still serves the local farming community as it has done for centuries. Nestling in the western corner of Wiltshire, Bradford is only 8 miles from the World Heritage City of Bath.
 
   

Bowood House & Gardens, Calne

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Bowood house and gardens are worth a visit no matter what age you are. With a fabulous house set in magnificent gardens this is just the start. From adventure playground to fishing there is somethnig for everyone.
 
 
 

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