Avebury - National Trust
Nr Marlborough SN8 1RF
One of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe and spread over a vast area, much of which is under National Trust protection. The great stone circle, encompassing part of the village of Avebury, is enclosed by a ditch and external bank and approached by an avenue of stones.
Bowood House & Gardens
Bowood Estate, Derry Hill
Calne SN11 0LZ
Bowood House was built c1745 and the estate was purchased by the 1st Earl of Shelburne in the mid 18th century and has been in the family ever since.
Kennet & Avon Canal Museum, The
Devizes Wharf, Couch Lane
Devizes SN10 1EB
The museum collections include artefacts, papers, photographs and memorabilia relating to the Kennet and Avon Canal along it's 87-mile length through Berkshire, Wiltshire and Somerset since the canal's inception over 200 years ago.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village - National Trust
High Street Lacock
nr Chippenham SN15 2LG
Lacock Abbey is a house with over 800 years of history. Founded as an abbey in 1232, it has been a home to many different characters, each of whom has put their own unique stamp on the building.
Warminster BA12 7NW
Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. Substantially completed by 1580 and now home to the 7th Marquess of Bath, Longleat House is set within 900 acres of stunning 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland.
Lydiard Park, Lydiard Tregoze
Swindon SN5 3PA
Lydiard Park is the ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke. The ground floor state rooms of the Palladian house are open to visitors all year round.
Old Sarum - English Heritage
Salisbury SP1 3SD
The great earthwork of Old Sarum stands near Salisbury on the edge of Wiltshire's chalk plains. Its mighty ramparts were raised in about 500 BC by Iron Age peoples, and later occupied by the Romans, the Saxons and, most importantly, the Normans. Today, the remains of the prehistoric fortress and of the Norman palace, castle and cathedral evoke memories of thousands of years of history, which are interpreted by graphic panels throughout the site.
Old Wardour Castle - English Heritage
Salisbury SP3 6RR
Set in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury was once one of the most daring and innovative homes in Britain. It was built in the 14th century as a lightly fortified luxury residence for comfortable living and lavish entertainment.
Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum
The King's House, 65 The Close
Salisbury SP1 2EN
A friendly museum in a Grade 1 listed building. The archaeology collections contain rich and varied material from major prehistoric and later excavations, including finds and archaeology from nearby Stonehenge and other villages in south Wiltshire.
33 The Close
Salisbury SP1 2EJ
Discover over 750 years of history, including Britain's tallest spire, the world's best preserved original Magna Carta and Europe's oldest working clock, on a tour with one of our volunteer guides. Built between 1220 and 1258, in one architectural style, Salisbury is Britain's finest 13th century Gothic cathedral.
Silbury Hill - English Heritage
The largest man-made mound in Europe, mysterious Silbury Hill compares in height and volume to the roughly contemporary Egyptian pyramids. Probably completed in around 2400 BC, it apparently contains no burial. Though clearly important in itself, its purpose and significance remain unknown.
Stonehenge - English Heritage
Amesbury SP4 7DE
Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge - one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.
Stourhead - National Trust
The Estate Office, Stourton
Warminster BA12 6QD
Stourhead is full of surprises. As well as the outstanding 18th century landscape gardens with their temples and grotto, there is also a Palladian Mansion with large painting collection.
The Shires, Court Street
Trowbridge BA14 8AT
The museum is housed in a former woollen mill within the Shires shopping centre. Displays tell the history of the woollen industry, Trowbridge town and its people.
West Kennet Long Barrow
Nr West Kennet
One of the largest, most impressive and most accessible Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain. Built in around 3650 BC, it was used for a short time as a burial chamber, nearly 50 people being buried here before the chambers were blocked.
Chippenham SN15 3HL
The medieval Yelde Hall is Chippenham's most iconic building. Originally constructed as the town's main meeting place in the mid-15th century, the hall has seen several uses over time, not least as the town fire station. The hall is now part of the Museums and Heritage Service.