Wilton Town

 The Ancient Capital of Wessex

Wilton Wake Up Dates 2018

New dates for the Wilton Wake Up 2018 have just been published where you can see a amazing variety of classic cars at Wilton House on Sunday mornings in the Summer. Click on the link below to open the newsletter. Wake Up Wilton Feb...

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A Valentine’s Night with the Stars of the 60’s

The Inner Wheel Club of Wilton is organising a charity 60's pop concert on Friday 16th February at Wilton Michael Herbert Hall.  This charity event will raise funds for the Muscular Sclerosis Society (“MS Society”) and the event will be the Inner Wheel’s main...

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Working Links

If you’re currently unemployed and live in the area, our team of employability and health professionals can support you into finding sustainable employment. Sign-up appointments are available in Salisbury and Wilton. Please call Hannah on 07922 585105 to make an...

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Closure of Lloyds Bank Wilton

One of our readers sent this message about the final closure of Lloyds Bank in Wilton next March. "Devastated to learn that after all they have previously stated. Lloyds Bank have now written to customers advising that their intention to close their Wilton Branch in...

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Events for week of 19 March 2018

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Wilton Weekly Charter Market

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wilton Country Market

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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.

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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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