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Stourhead [Garden]

Nr Mere, Warminster

Stourhead, Nr Mere, Warminster, Wiltshire


Explore Stourhead House and Gardens Stourhead is a fine example of English landscape gardens from the 18th century, re-planted in the 19th century with Conifers, flowering trees and shrubs. Follow a route anti-clockwise around the... more

Mompesson House [Historic House]

The Close, Salisbury

Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire


Explore the impressive collections and beautiful interiors at Mompesson House Mompesson House, an elegant and spacious 18th century house in Cathedral Close, was built for Charles Mompesson in 1701. It has magnificent plasterwork, a... more

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park [Attraction / Activity]

Warminster

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, Warminster, Wiltshire

It’s hard to know where to start with Longleat – there are literally dozens and dozens of attractions to get through, from feeding giraffes in the African Village to cruising past the lions on the safari drive to hand feeding the deer to getting lost... more

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village [Historic House]

Lacock, Chippenham

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village, Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire


Discover the Beautiful Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and village Lacock Abbey was founded in 1232 and converted into a country house in the mid-16th century, the cloisters and monastic rooms of the Abbey have survived largely... more

Wilton House [Historic House]

The Estate Office, Wilton, Salisbury

Wilton House, The Estate Office, Salisbury, Wiltshire


Explore the famous Wilton House Wilton House has been the ancestral home of the Earls of Pembroke for 450 years and was rebuilt, after a fire in 1647, by Inigo Jones and John Webb. There were further alterations by James Wyatt in... more

Bowood House & Gardens [Historic House]

Estate Office, Bowood House, Calne

Bowood House & Gardens, Estate Office, Calne, Wiltshire

The Marquis of Lansdowne, owner of Bowood House and Gardens in Wiltshire, says he aims to provide something of interest for ever age of visitor and he has managed to do that in spades. Bowood, built during the 18th century to the designs of Henry... more

Heale Garden [Garden]

Middle Woodford, Salisbury

Heale Garden, Middle Woodford, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Heale House has a serene waterside garden situated at the bottom of a broad, chalk valley. With formal lawned terraces running towards the south along an avenue of Robinia pseudoacacia, Italianate garden architecture and formal pools. Rambling roses... more

Longleat Gardens [Garden]

Warminster

Longleat Gardens, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat Gardens are perhaps best known as the site of the first safari park outside Africa, created in 1966. Since then, the self-confessed eccentric owner The Marquess of Bath has made the grounds to the glorious country home that was created in... more

The Manor House, an Exclusive Golf Club [Golf Course]

Castle Combe, Bath

The Manor House, an Exclusive Golf Club, Castle Combe, Bath, Wiltshire

Manor House golf course is situated in the 13th century Wiltshire village of Castle Combe, famed more for its motor racing circuit! It was created by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark in 1992 and has improved ever since. Stately oak and beech trees line... more

Avebury [Attraction / Activity]

Marlborough

Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire


Discover the land before time at Avebury Probably one of England’s best known tourist attractions (and a World Heritage Site), Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles in Wiltshire. The site has much to... more

Wilton House [Garden]

The Estate Office, Wilton, Salisbury

Wilton House, The Estate Office, Salisbury, Wiltshire


Explore the beautiful grounds of the stately home, Wilton House Wilton House gardens are in an idyllic setting, bordered by the rivers Wyle and Nadder. A mix of open parkland in the style of Capability Brown and small formal... more

Cumberwell Park Golf Club [Golf Course]

Bradford on Avon

Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Cumberwell Park was created by Adrian Stiff in 1994 as two nines, the Parkland and Woodland. Five years later he supervised the Lakeland that is the preferred favourite of many offering a mixture of challenging water holes including two exciting par... more

The Merchant's House [Historic House]

132 High Street, Marlborough

The Merchant's House, 132 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire

The House of Thomas Bayly was built following the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653. Over the years 1653-1700 a fine timber and brick building was constructed, its interior panelled, brilliant with wall paintings and a commanding oak staircase. ... more

The Courts Garden [Garden]

Holt, Bradford on Avon

The Courts Garden, Holt, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire


Explore a beautiful English country garden at The Courts Garden The Courts Garden is a delightful English country garden showcasing some of the UK'S best gardening. Take a stroll through the beautiful colour-coordinated flower bed... more

The halcyon Spa [Spa]

Bishopstrow House, Boreham Road, Warminster

The halcyon Spa, Bishopstrow House, Warminster, Wiltshire

The halcyon Spa at Bishopstrow House offers an unrivalled and renowned spa experience. The cool design allows this classical contemporary spa to present a calm and tranquil environment which will lead you to a journey of self discovery. From the... more

Longleat House [Historic House]

Warminster

Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire

Widely agreed to be one of the finest examples of high Elizabthean architecture, Longleat House, sitting in 900 acres of parkland, was built in 1580 and is the stately home of the 7th Marquess of Bath – a direct descendant of Sir John Thynn, who... more

Stourhead [Historic House]

Nr Mere, Warminster

Stourhead, Nr Mere, Warminster, Wiltshire


Discover Stourhead House Stourhead House is a Palladian mansion built in the 1720s, which was home to the Hoare family, who are the owners of Britain´s only surviving private bank. The entrance hall has a large collection of Hoare... more

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa [Spa]

Lucknam Park, Colerne

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Lucknam Park, Colerne, Wiltshire

Not many spas in Britain lay claim to the elusive title of destination spa, but Lucknam Park Spa delivers a masterclass in treatments and design. Found within the luxury hotel’s ancient walled garden, among its grand avenue of trees and hugged by... more

Salisbury Cathedral [Historic House]

33 The Close, Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral, 33 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Salisbury Cathedral: Be inspired by the peace and beauty of one of Britain´s finest medieval cathedrals, Salisbury offers a warm welcome to all who visit. Set within eight acres of lawn and surrounded by historic buildings and museums within the... more

Iford Manor: The Peto Garden [Garden]

Iford Manor, Iford, Bradford on Avon

Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, Iford Manor, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Occupied since Roman times, the secluded and peaceful Iford valley provides a welcome break from the pressures of modern life. A visit to the tranquil, Italianate gardens is “like stepping into another world” (Ben Pentreath, 2016) and has been... more

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway [Museum / Art Gallery]

Kemble Drive, Swindon

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is located in a beautifully restored railway building where seven generations of men and women built the great locomotives. STEAM tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on... more

Shaw House [Museum / Art Gallery]

Church Road, Shaw, Newbury

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire


Discover the fascinating Shaw house, West Berkshire Shaw House was built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building has enjoyed a colourful past from a Duke’s country retreat to a school. It was... more

Newbury Racecourse PLC [Attraction / Activity]

Newbury

Newbury Racecourse PLC, Newbury, Berkshire

Perhaps the biggest testament to how good a racecourse Newbury is comes with the news that it has been voted Racecourse of the Year five times in a row – no other has come close to matching that accolade. The key to Newbury’s popularity is that it... more

Didcot Railway Centre [Attraction / Activity]

Didcot

Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire

Didcot Railway Centre is home to a collection of over twenty Great Western Railway steam locomotives based in the original engine shed or under restoration in the locomotive works, together with Great Western carriages and wagons. There is a typical... more

Cumberwell Park Golf Club [Golf Course]

Bradford on Avon

Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Cumberwell Park was created by Adrian Stiff in 1994 as two nines, the Parkland and Woodland. Five years later he supervised the Lakeland that is the preferred favourite of many offering a mixture of challenging water holes including two exciting par... more

Highclere Castle [Garden]

Highclere, Newbury

Highclere Castle, Highclere, Newbury, Hampshire

Set within a Capability Brown inspired park, Highclere Castle gardens are hidden from view. Gravel paths lead to the Monks Garden with plantings of roses,lavender, penstemons and a summer wild flower bed. Espaliered medlar, quince and fig trees line... more

Highclere Castle [Historic House]

Highclere, Newbury

Highclere Castle, Highclere, Newbury, Hampshire

Highclere Castle is the ancestral home of the Earls of Carnarvon. In the 1830s the 3rd Earl commissioned Sir Charles Barry to transform the original Georgian house into this soaring pinnacled mansion. The splendid State Rooms are rich in treasures... more

Dyrham Park [Garden]

Dyrham, Bath

Dyrham Park, Dyrham, Bath, Gloucestershire


Explore the grandeur of Dyrham Park The magnificent formal gardens of Dyrham Park were laid out when the grand house was built but became unfashionable by the late 18th century. They were largely cleared away or filled in when the... more

Dyrham Park [Historic House]

Dyrham, Bath

Dyrham Park, Dyrham, Bath, Gloucestershire


Explore the grandeur of Dyrham Park Dyrham Park is a 17th century mansion built in the baroque style between 1692 and 1704 for William Blathwayt, Secretary of State to William III. The rooms have changed little since they were... more

The Players Golf Club [Golf Course]

Codrington, Bristol

The Players Golf Club, Codrington, Bristol, Gloucestershire

Designer Adrian Stiff, a co-owner, created his toughest test to date in 2002 with six tees offering distances between a monster 7,663 yards to a user-friendly 5,919. A seriously tough layout and subtle borrows on the quick greens. The third is a... more

Cotswold Farm Park [Attraction / Activity]

Guiting Power, Cheltenham

Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire


Discover the best of British agriculture at Cotswold Farm Park Cotswold Farm Park offers a total countryside experience for everyone. It was founded in 1971 by Joe Henson in order to help protect some of the rare and valuable... more

Spa du Vin - Cheltenham [Spa]

Hotel du Vin, Parabola Road, Cheltenham

Spa du Vin - Cheltenham, Hotel du Vin, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Hotel du Vin knows a thing or two about spa. Inside this elegant hotel in the heart of regency Cheltenham with its pretty gardens and historic promenades and squares, experience a refined spa treatment to match. Decked out with quality Espa products... more

Chapel Spa [Spa]

10 North Place, 10 North Place, Cheltenham

Chapel Spa, 10 North Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Having carved out a position as a favourite among serious spa enthusiasts, there is no doubt a visit to Chapel Spa in Cheltenham will impress. Revive tired minds and ease muscle tension with a whole host of therapeutic and pampering treatments from... more

The Spa at The Randolph [Spa]

Beaumont Street, Oxford

The Spa at The Randolph, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Everyone needs to indulge themselves from time to time, which is why The Spa at The Randolph is such a happy find. This Oxford-based landmark, a host to prime ministers and presidents down the years, has a luxurious spa to match its stylish hotel... more

Iford Manor: The Peto Garden [Garden]

Iford Manor, Iford, Bradford on Avon

Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, Iford Manor, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Occupied since Roman times, the secluded and peaceful Iford valley provides a welcome break from the pressures of modern life. A visit to the tranquil, Italianate gardens is “like stepping into another world” (Ben Pentreath, 2016) and has been... more

Walking Tour Of Oxford University [Attraction / Activity]

Broad Street, Oxford

Walking Tour Of Oxford University, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

On the Walking Tour of Oxford University, your guide will show you the very best of Oxford. The famous university city can conveniently be explored on foot, giving access to many places from which powered transport is excluded. The tours last... more

Literary Tour of Oxford [Attraction / Activity]

Oxford

Literary Tour of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Oxford’s magic has inspired generations of creative writers, some of them internationally famous, like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, others known to a more restricted but discerning readership, like Philip Larkin and Beerbohm himself. The... more

Oxford Ghost Tours [Attraction / Activity]

Broad Street, Oxford

Oxford Ghost Tours, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Oxford’s streets have played host to agony and horror, torment and terror. Morbid phantoms of the past stalk shadowy recesses in colleges, condemned to rehearse their lamentable ordeals for all time. The ‘Dreaming Spires’ is a place of nightmares. ... more

Elan Spa at The Greenway Hotel & Spa [Spa]

Flat 8, Brookbank Close, Cheltenham

Elan Spa at The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Flat 8, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

The Greenway Spa is the perfect playground for those who want some serious rural respite. Blending seemlessly with the serenity of its Cotswolds location, the luxurious and characterful Elan Spa is home to a fine crop of beauty names including... more

Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations [Attraction / Activity]

Bath Aqua Glass, 105/107 Walcot Street, Bath

Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations, Bath Aqua Glass, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Glassblowing demonstrations at Bath Aqua Glass offer the opportunity to see skilled glassblowers at work using traditional techniques to make beautiful ranges of free blown glassware (no moulds are used). The glassware takes inspiration from the... more

Blenheim Palace [Historic House]

Woodstock, Oxford

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Spend an inspiring day exploring a national treasure. Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture.... more

Blenheim Palace [Attraction / Activity]

Woodstock, Oxford

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Spend an inspiring day exploring a national treasure Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture.... more

Blenheim Palace & Gardens [Garden]

Woodstock, Woodstock, Oxford

Blenheim Palace & Gardens, Woodstock, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace gardens (one of the Winners of the Historic Houses Association/Christies Garden of the Year Award 2008)are one of the great 18th century parks landscaped by `Capability´ Brown including the largest lake he ever devised. The Secret... more

Victoria Art Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

Bridge Street, Bath

Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath and North East Somerset´s art gallery houses a substantial permanent collection. On display, in the recently refurbished Upper Gallery, are paintings by Gainsborough, Turner and Sickert, and many other leading artists from... more

Prior Park Landscape Garden [Garden]

Ralph Allen Drive, Bath

Prior Park Landscape Garden, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset


View stunning Landscape gardens at Prior Park Prior Park is a beautiful and intimate 18th century landscape garden, created by local entrepreneur and philanthropist Ralph Allen with advice from the poet Alexander Pope and Capability... more

Fashion Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath

Fashion Museum, Assembly Rooms, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

From exhibitions on the fashion designer who dressed Marilyn Monroe to a show on the frocks worn by the Supremes, fashion addicts will get their fix and more besides at the gloriously glam Fashion Museum in the Georgian Assembly Rooms in Bath. This... more

Roman Baths [Museum / Art Gallery]

Pump Room, Stall Street, Bath

Roman Baths, Pump Room, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

You really haven’t experienced Bath if you have never visited The Roman Baths. Sitting below street level it has four main features, which, to be frank, are all astonishing in that they have been so well preserved. First you have the Sacred Spring at... more

Goring & Streatley Golf club [Golf Course]

Rectory Road, Streatley-on-Thames

Goring & Streatley Golf club, Rectory Road, Streatley-on-Thames, Berkshire

Established in 1895 and designed by Harry Colt, Goring and Streatley Golf Club boasts panoramic views of the Thames Valley. It's reputation rests on the quality of the course, notably the subtlety of the greens, but it has also undergone a long-term... more

Thermae Bath Spa [Spa]

Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath Street, Bath

Thermae Bath Spa, Hetling Pump Room, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Thermae Bath Spa is located in the heart of the beautiful city of Bath and is Britain's only natural thermal Spa. The New Royal Bath, Hot and Cross Bath buildings house traditional and state-of-the-art spa facilities in a relaxed yet inspirational... more

Homewood Park Hotel & Spa [Spa]

Abbey Lane, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath

Homewood Park Hotel & Spa, Abbey Lane, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Built within the hotel’s original walled garden with the scent of herbs and gentle hum of honeybees in the air, not to mention lovely views over the Limpley Stoke valley in Bath, the backdrop to Homewood Park Spa promises to have you at one with... more

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