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.