Wilton House is a magnificent English Country House in Wiltshire located about ten miles south west of the Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge. The estate which was once the site of a former priory, was presented to William Herbert, the 1st Earl of Pembroke in around 1544 following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry VIII. The estate has since been the seat of the Earl of Pembrokeshire and is now the private home of 18th Earl of Pembroke and his family. Wilton House has a fascinating history and is open to the public. Opening times are seasonal and the house and grounds may be closed if there is a family function, so we recommend you check out the Wilton House website for the latest information before you visit. Dogs are not allowed in the house or gardens with the exception of assistance dogs.
Wilton House with its fabulous grounds and famous staterooms has provided the location of many films and TV programs including The Madness of King George, Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, The Young Victoria and Johnny English Reborn - to name just a few. It also hosts various events during the year such as Wilton Classic & Supercar, Wilton House Antiques Fair, Wilton Horse Trials, Wessex Country Fair, as well as other events and exhibitions.
Wilton House is surrounded by 21 acres of parkland and has beautiful gardens such as the Japanese garden, the water garden and the rose garden which you can explore. The Wilton House Adventure Playground will keep little ones amused, whilst the horticulturalists amongst you might like to visit the Wilton House Garden Centre.
Where to Stay
If you are planning to visit Wilton House and you are looking for accommodation in the area, the Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge is a great option. With plenty of spacious modern rooms and the highly acclaimed Solstice Bar & Grill - you are sure to get a great night’s sleep and good food in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.