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Things to do in Wiltshire in South East England

The county of Wiltshire. One of the country’s finest areas for exploring the outdoors with plenty of things to do. It’s is also home to several notable landmarks. Here are five things to do in Wiltshire in South East England.

Lydiard House & Park

Wiltshire has numerous historic country homes. Amongst the finest is this beautiful estate on the western edge of Swindon. The site is home to the Palladian House, a church and a walled garden. There’s also a children’s play area, cafe and tea rooms. Lydiard House & Park is definitely a great day out in Wiltshire for the family.


Stonehenge needs little introduction. It is a mystery of how the stones were erected has continued down the ages but this attracts visitor even more! If you’d like to visit, has recommended several Stonehenge tours from London.


This bustling medieval cathedral city is one of the jewels in Wiltshire’s crown. It nonetheless continues to draw scores of visitors. If you like all things history an culture, then Salisbury is definitely the city for you.


Both an English stately home and home to a safari park, this is one of the great things to do in Wiltshire. It’s guaranteed to satisfy every taste. The house within 900 acres of grounds close to the village of Horningsham, the house itself is considered one of the country’s finest and best preserved examples of Elizabethan architecture. Longleat park also offers the chance to get up-close and personal with an array of exotic wildlife, including rhinos, giraffes, lemurs, wallabies, meerkats, sea lions and penguins.

Wiltshire Museum

Wiltshire Museum takes you through 500,000 years of history through galleries, displays and exhibits. Dating back to the Neolithic era, this museum offers a fun experience for all who visit. It is ran by the Archaeological and Natural History Society. Also, there plenty for children to enjoy too, including the chance to build your own Stonehenge. A great day out in Wiltshire for all the family.

If you’re looking for affordable accommodation, YHA Cholderton Stonehenge is a fine choice. Located in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, the hostel offers private rooms and free Wi-Fi. The hostel perfectly situated for visiting the area’s most popular attractions including Salisbury and Stonehenge.

Written by Paul Joseph

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