Explore the beautifully gothic Salisbury Cathedral, home to the best preserved of only four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta. Set against a backdrop of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, surrounded by historic buildings and museums within the spectacular Cathedral Close, the Cathedral is a place of inspiration and tranquillity. Soak in the atmosphere of the beautiful Chapter House as you study glorious medieval carved stone, depicting scenes from the first two books of the Bible.
Admire life-like carved heads that rest below the frieze. Marvel at the stunning Gothic architecture as you explore the corridors of this beautiful church. Discover 800 years of history as you admire the best-preserved original Magna Carta – which celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2015. Take a trip through history as you learn about this extraordinary documentary and its legacy. One of the most celebrated documents in English history, the Magna Carter is an internationally known symbol of freedom and justice. Drive to Stonehenge and take in the unforgettable atmosphere of this World Heritage Site and best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.
Marvel at the mystery of these curious stones as you wander between the circular formation of sandstone slabs. Visit the site’s world-class exhibition to discover how the Stonehenge builders worked. Imagine what life was once like as you weave between Neolithic houses, getting an inside look at how they lived.
Head to Longleat, home to the UK’s original Safari Park and one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture. Nestled within 900 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds, immerse yourself in a land of adventure with a six-and-a-half-mile drive-through experience. Watch lions roam, tigers stalk and monkeys swing.
Climb aboard the Longleat Railway for an exhilarating ride around the part, or take a trip on the Jungle Cruise boat to experience the thrill of sea lions as they swim alongside you. Travel through time as you explore the impressive Longleat House, home to over 450 years of history. One of the finest Elizabethan stately homes in the country, discover 15 spectacular rooms filled with stunning artworks, paintings, tapestries and furniture collected over generations. Discover John Coles Park, a beautiful green space in the heart of Chippenham. Take a walk through the park’s mature trees or enjoy a picnic in the large open space. Head to Stanton Park, to explore its unspoiled grounds. Wander through the remnants of ancient woodland that exist there, breathe in the fresh smell of wildflower meadows.
Explore the park’s extensive wetlands, streams, ponds and beautiful lake to find an abundance of wildlife. With over 900 species of fungi, and various habitats, the park is home to birds of prey, wildfowl, amphibians, owls and large mammals such as deer and badgers. Feel inspired as you take in every inch of this Green Flag awarded country park.