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SHELDON MANOR
SN14 0RG Tel 01249 653120

Description
Plantagenet manor house & chapel and family home for over 700 years. Sheldon Manor was winner of a Historic House Award

Location
Chippenham

Please note:- The house, unfortunately, is closed this year due to ill health.

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THE COURTS
Holt BA14 6RR Tel 01225 782340

Description
A 3 ha garden of mystery flanking an 18c house (not open) with an ornamental facade

Location.
3 miles sw of Melksham 3 mile north of Trowbridge and 2.5 miles e of Bradford on Avon on B3107 Rail Trowbridge/Bradford on Avon

Opening Times
Apr-Oct 2-5 (closed Sat.)

Admission Prices
Unconfirmed NT Please note there are no facilities.

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SALISBURY CATHEDRAL
Salisbury SP1 2EF Tel 01722 328726

Description
The breatthtaking 404 ft spire is the tallest in England. This beautiful medieval cathedral houses the Magna Carta. Various concerts during summer (charged)

Location
Salisbury

Opening Times
All year 8-6.30 summer months 8-8

Disabled Access
Yes

Admission Prices
Donations

 

 

 

SALISBURY & SOUTH WILTSHIRE MUSEUM
The King's House, 65 The Close SP1 2EN Tel 01722 332151

Description
Another beautiful and historic building in cathedral close houses the award winning local history museum and this region is steeped in history stretching to prehistoric times which includes the Stonehenge gallery.

Location
Near the cathedral in cathedral close, Salisbury

Opening Times
Mon-Sat 10-5. In July & Aug Sun 2-5

Disabled Access
Yes

Admission Prices
Charge

 

 

 

SECRETS OF SALISBURY
The Medieval Hall, Cathedral Close SP1 2EY Tel 01722 412472 & 324731

Description
Dramatic 30 minute audio-visual show about Salisbury and its history. Also the 13c hall.

Location
Near to the cathedral, Salisbury. Parking tight.

Opening Times
Apr-Oct 10-6 (shows every hour)

Admission Prices
Adult £1.50 Child 50p

 

 

 

SILBURY HILL

Tel 01980 624715

Description
An extraordinary artificial prehistoric mound, the largest Neolithic construction of its type in Europe. There are explanatory plaques at the site.

Location
1 mile west of West Kennel on A4 and a few miles west of Avebury

Opening Times
Any reasonable time. Access to the base of hill only.

Free EH

SEE SILBURY HILL

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STONEHENGE
Stonehenge, near Amesbury, Wiltshire tel 01980 623108
Description
Due to conservation concerns this open air site is now enclosed and is administered by English Heritage. It can be viewed from the road or a ticket into the enclosure can be purchased where a closer view can be gained. The ticket includes an interactive audio tour about the facts and legends of the monument and is available in six languages.
Location
It lies near the main A303 road 2 miles west of Amesbury at the junction of A3444. A bus leaves every hour to the monument from Salisbury train station.
Opening Times
Open all year except. 24,25,26 Dec & 1 Jan. Summer 9am-7pm Spring 9.30am-6pm Winter 9.30am-4pm
Admission Prices
Adult£3.70 child £1.90 NT free

Go to Main Entry for STONEHENGE

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STOURHEAD HOUSE & GARDEN
BA12 6QH Tel 01747 841152

Description
Landscape garden laid out in 1741-80 with lakes, temples, rare trees and plants. The Palladian house contains furniture by the younger Chippendale and fine paintings. King Arthurs Tower, at the edge of the estate, is almost 50 metres high giving fine views over three counties.

Location
3 miles nw of Mere off A303 (Stonehenge road) at Stourton B3092.

Opening Times
Garden: all year 9-7 or dusk if earlier. House: Apr-Oct 12-5.30 or dusk (closed Thu & Fri)

Disabled Access
Mainly available, but strong wheelchair pusher for grounds.

Admission Prices
Unconfirmed NT

 

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STOURTON HOUSE FLOWER GARDEN
Stourton House BA12 6QF Tel 01747 840417

Description
Four acres of flower gardens, specialising in unusual plant, some of which are for sale.

Location
Mere on A303 2 mile. Zeals on A303 1 mile

Opening Times
Apr-Nov Wed, Thur Sun & BH 11-6 Dec-Apr open for plant sales.

Disabled Access
Yes

Admission Prices
Adult £2 Child 50p

 

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WOODLAND HERITAGE MUSEUM & WOODLAND PARK
Brokerswood BA13 4EH Tel 01373 822238

Description
80 acres of woodland with nature trails and walks and visitor centre. Adventure playground.

Location
Off A36

Opening Times
10-dusk

Admission Prices
Unconfirmed

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WESTWOOD MANOR

Westwood BA15 2AF Tel 01225 863374

Description
A 15c stone manor house with late Gothic Jacobean windows and plasterwork. There is a modern topiary garden

Location
Approx 5 mile sw of Bath and 1.5 sw of Bradford on Avon in Westwood village. Rail Bradford on Avon 1 mile

Opening Times
Apr-Oct Tue and Wed 2-5

Disabled Access
No wheelchair access

Admission Prices
Adult £3.50 (unsuitable for children under 10) NT

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WILTON HOUSE
SP2 0BJ Tel 01722 746720

Description
This one of the Treasure Houses of Britain with breathtaking rooms such as the single and double cube rooms. World famous art collection. Fabulous Palladian Bridge and landscaped gardens. Large adventure playground plus several themed attractions.Throughout the summer is a full special events calendar from Open Air Classical Extravaganza to Horse Trials.

Location
Just outside the village of Wilton, the house is 3 miles west of Salisbury off the A30

Opening Times
Apr-Oct 10 -5

Disabled Access
Full access

Admission Prices
Adult £6.75 Child £4.00

SEE WILTON

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WOODHENGE
Near Amesbury

Description
Neolithic ceremonial monument of c2300 BC consisting of six concentric rings of timber posts, now marked by concrete piles. The long axis of the oval rings points to the rising sun on Midsummer Day

Location
Woodhenge is about 5 miles east of Stonehenge. From A303 at Amesbury take A345 north. Rail: Salisbury 9 miles.

Opening Times
Any reasonable time

Admission Prices
Free

STONEHENGE

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