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Wiltshire Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others), many with brief details of disabled access.

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Wiltshire Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Alexander Keiller Museum & World Heritage Site (EH) - houses one of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in Britain - Avebury henge and stone circles - Built and much altered during the Neolithic period, roughly between 2850 BC and 2200 BC, the henge survives as a huge circular bank and ditch, encircling an area that includes part of Avebury village

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Avebury Manor & World Heritage Site - (NT)- is a truly unique experience; it's a 16th-century manor house where, unlike most other properties, you are allowed touch the furniture, lie on the beds and handle the pots and pans. - Museum galleries and manor are accessible with ramped entrances. - Accessible toilets located behind Barn Gallery. The manor garden has accessible pathways but they can be uneven due to the nature of the original surfaces. Baby-changing facilities


Bowood House & Gardens - Wiltshire - Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne - Disabled friendly but wheelchair access to remote areas of the park can be limited see website


The Courts Garden - Delightful English country garden - National Trust - Bradford on Avon - Wiltshire - Disabled & Pushchair friendly & baby changing, wheelchair access restricted - see website


Dinton Park and Philipps House - A Neo-Grecian house restored to its setting of rolling parkland - National Trust - Salisbury - Only partly accessible please see website


Great Chalfield Manor and Garden - Charming 15th-century manor house with Arts and Crafts garden - National Trust - Melksham - Only partly accessible please see website


Iford Manor and the Peto Garden - Mediaeval in origin, the classical facade being added in the eighteenth century also Grade 1 Italianate garden - Mrs E A J Cartwright-Hignett - Bradford-on-Avon Disabled access & facilities - access route to gardens see website


Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village - Country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot - National Trust - Chippenham - Disabled friendly / baby changing see website


Larmer Tree Gardens - Set in the outstanding landscape of the Cranborne Chase, these beautifully laid out gardens were created by General Pitt Rivers in 1880 - Salisbury - Disabled friendly / facilities see website


Lydiard House and Park - The Palladian house, walled garden, parkland and children's play area offer something for everyone - Swindon Borough Council - Disabled friendly / facilities see website


Mompesson House - Elegant and spacious 18th-century house in the Cathedral Close - National Trust - Salisbury - Disabled & Pushchair friendly & baby changing wheelchair access restricted see website


Old Sarum - Site of the original Salisbury, this mighty Iron Age hill fort was where the first cathedral once stood and the Romans, Normans and Saxons have all left their mark during 5000 years of history - English Heritage - Wiltshire - Disabled friendly / facilities see website



Old Wardour Castle - Set in landscaped grounds beside a lake in peaceful Wiltshire countryside, these 14th century ruins provide a relaxed, romantic day out for couples, families and budding historians alike - English Heritage - Wiltshire - Disabled friendly / facilities see website


Salisbury Cathedral - "Whether you come to worship, to marvel at or climb up to Britain's tallest spire, to be awed by the beauty and scale of the cathedral interior or to study the original Magna Carta in our Chapter House, we welcome you." - Salisbury - Disabled friendly / facilities see website


Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum - archaeology collections of outstanding national importance, paintings, prints and drawings, outstanding collection of ceramics - Salisbury - Disabled friendly & baby changing wheelchair access restricted see website


Stonehenge - Sun worship temple? Healing centre? Huge calendar? - English Heritage - Visitor Centre with exhibitions, shuttle bus to site, café and shop "The main areas in and around car/coach parks, the visitor centre and the Stone Circle are accessible by wheelchair via tarmac and grass paths (subject to weather). The visitor shuttle carriages are also accessible. The wider landscape is not accessible to standard wheelchairs. Two wheelchairs are available to visitors on request at the admissions tills on a first come, first served basis". "All audio items and tills at the visitors centre have induction loops. All spoken audio exhibits in exhibition have subtitles and BSL." Accessible toilets including a "Changing Places" facility changing-places-icon


Stourhead - Palladian mansion and world-famous landscape garden - National Trust - Mere - Wiltshire - Disabled & Pushchair friendly & baby changing, wheelchair access - see website


Westwood Manor - 15th-century stone manor house - National Trust - Bradford-on-Avon - Wiltshire - unsuitable for under-fives, Disabled parking no wheelchair access details found - see website


Wilton House - Lived in continuously by successive generations of the family for over 460 years - Earl and Countess of Pembroke - Disabled friendly / facilities see website




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