Wilton Town

 The Ancient Capital of Wessex

Flower Festival at the Parish Church

The Flower Festival will run from Thursday 14th to Sunday 16 July at The Parish Church in West Street.  Bemerton Flower Group, who mark their 40th year this year, will be celebrating and putting the displays together. There will be some live music and refreshments...

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Cecil Beaton Exhibition

Throughout the Summer, Wilton House will be hosting a  superb Sotheby's exhibition of work by distinguished artist and photographer Cecil Beaton. This exhibition is curated and designed by Jasper Conran and runs from 28th April to 17th September.  Further details...

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Carnival AGM

Carnival AGM was held on Thursday 6th April and Trevor Dacombe was elected as Chairman. After long discussions, it was decided to run the Carnival this year on Saturday 22nd July as part of the Mini Rugby Festival both events taking place at Castle Meadow. More news...

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The Great Big Lunch

The Big Lunch is back! "The Big Lunch", a national community event, started at the Eden Project in Cornwall, returns to Wilton on Sunday 18th June at The Wilton Shopping Village. Wilton has staged three "Big Lunches" before since 2012, but it was not held in 2016, so...

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Events for week of 16 October 2017

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Wilton Weekly Charter Market

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wilton Country Market

October 20 @ 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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