Wilton Town

 The Ancient Capital of Wessex

Wake Up Wilton!

Wilton Wake Up 2019  #wiltonwakeup THEMES & DATES Welcome to our new season of Breakfast Club events at Wilton House! Once again we will be supporting the Stars Appeal, a charity I have been President of since its inception. All...

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Christmas Tree Lighting Survey

Wilton Town Council would love your thoughts and feedback about the Christmas Tree Lighting event held in December and also the lighting in the Market Square. Hopefully the results from the survey will help the Town Council to make it an even better event in 2019 and...

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Wilton Town Council’s New Website

Wilton Town Council’s website has had a total re-design and is live for all to use. The site provides details about the Town Council, your Councillors, the Town Council’s facilities, some historical facts about Wilton and useful information about Wilton for both...

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Rumpelstiltskin Family Show

Rumpelstiltskin – Christmas Show Saturday 22nd December at 6.30pm Wilton Community Centre, West Street, Wilton. SP2 0DG Forest Forge and BumbleFly Theatre Companies take to the road again with this brand-new adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin the classic Grimm’s...

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Things to See In & Around Wilton

Wilton is a quintessential English market town with a history spanning more than 2,000 years. The town gave its name not only to Wiltshire but also to the famous Wilton Carpets, which are still made there today. Wilton lies three miles west of Salisbury, nestling in the junction of the Wylye and Nadder river valleys. Market day is Thursday and, with cash points and free parking, you have easy access to the wide range of traditional, family-owned shops, pubs, cafés and other services. Within a short walk of the Market Square and St Mary’s Old Church you will find the famous Italianate Church and a delightful river walk along the Wylye, running from St John’s Square through the Flouse Hole conservation area to Castle Meadow. Combine this with Wilton House and the factory outlets of Wilton Shopping Village and you have a unique and varied day out for families of all ages. In May the British Cycling Elite Cycle Race takes place in Wilton, the Supercars and Church Festival take place in June and the annual Carnival and Big Lunch are held in early July. For most up-to-date events in Wilton keep an eye on the What’s On page.

Wilton House, often described as England’s most beautiful country house, is also situated at Wilton. The house has been the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years. The house is renowned for its gardens — Isaac de Caus began a project to landscape them in 1632, laying out one of the first French parterres seen in England. The 21 acres of landscaped parkland, including four formal gardens, run down to the River Nadder. An exciting playground provides fun for younger visitors. There are many natural attractions around Wilton, like Grovely Woods, Langford Lakes, the famous Fovant Military Badges and the rolling downs of Cranborne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Why not take time to explore these places and also to see some of Wiltshire’s loveliest villages and footpaths. If you like history, then you will find plenty in nearby Salisbury City, with its fine Early English Cathedral, medieval streets and nearby Old Sarum Castle. Near Tisbury, another local interesting village, you can discover the bloodthirsty past of Old Wardour Castle, or the long standing history of Salisbury Plain at Amesbury. Seven miles to the North of Wilton lies the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, one of the most famous sites in the world.

This Month’s Feature

Wilton House, home to the Earls of Pembroke since 1544, contains one of the finest art collections in Europe and offers a fascinating insight into British history. The 21 acres of landscaped parkland, including four formal gardens, run down to the River Nadder. An exciting playground provides fun for younger visitors. more…

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