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Tourist attractions in our region

Lacock Abbey
Wiltshire
(Credit: Lee Wilkins)

Wiltshire

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11 AUG 2000

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11 Aug 2000 | 23:07

Next to the Railway Museum in Faringdon Road is The Railway Village House. Here you can see how Victorian railway families lived. It features a gaslight, cooking range, brass bedsteads, and antimacassars.

04 AUG 2000

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04 Aug 2000 | 23:20

In the High Street is the (largely redundant) 15th-century St Peter’s Church. Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (c. 1475 – 1530) was ordained here in 1498. It now houses a number of attractions, including arts and crafts, a coffee shop, and a Christian bookshop.

10 AUG 1999

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10 Aug 1999 | 23:12

In the Medieval Hall Office at 10 Shady Bower is Secrets of Salisbury. This 30-minute AV presentation describes the city’s past and present, as well as taking you on a flying visit to many attractions in the region.

09 AUG 1999

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09 Aug 1999 | 23:24

In Long Street you will find Devizes Museum and Art Gallery, which houses a unique collection of prehistoric finds. It also features both history and natural history galleries.

07 AUG 1999

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07 Aug 1999 | 22:59

Savernake Forest
MARLBOROUGH
You can take a pleasant walk through Savernake Forest, which is around 26km (16mi) in circumference, at any time of year.

05 AUG 1999

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05 Aug 1999 | 22:57

At the Manor House in Potterne is the Fire Defence Museum. Here you will get a first-rate guided tour around an interesting collection of firefighting items previously used in the fire defences of Wiltshire.

03 AUG 1999

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03 Aug 1999 | 22:30

Devizes Wharf is home to the Kennet & Avon Canal Museum, which has a range of exhibits on the conception, design, usage, and eventual commercial decline of the Kennet & Avon Canal, along with its subsequent restoration.

05 AUG 1998

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05 Aug 1998 | 23:27

Stourhead
WARMINSTER
The gardens of Stourhead House at Stourton are among the best examples of 18th-century landscape design. Laid out by a rich banker, Henry Hoare I (1677 – 1725), they are beautiful throughout the year with shrubs, lakes, and temples.
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05 Aug 1998 | 22:55

Stourhead House
WARMINSTER
Stourhead House at Stourton, a Palladian villa with Regency additions, contains furniture made for the house by Thomas Chippendale the younger (c. 1749 – 1822), as well as many fine paintings.

29 MAY 1998

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29 May 1998 | 22:43

Wilton House
SALISBURY
Wilton House, set in 8.5ha (21ac) of landscaped parkland and gardens, is the stately home to the Earls of Pembroke. There are staterooms by Inigo Jones (1573 – 1652) and a world-famous art collection.

17 MAY 1998

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17 May 1998 | 23:29

On the north side of Choristers Green is Mompesson House. Built in 1701 and set in a walled garden, it is one of the finest houses in Cathedral Close. Furnished as an 18th-century town house, it features a collection of glasses from the same period.

03 FEB 1998

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03 Feb 1998 | 23:01

In The King’s House at 65 The Close is the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, which has award-winning galleries on Stonehenge and Old Sarum, amongst others. It also features ceramics, a Wedgwood room, pre-NHS (National Health Service) surgery, costume, lace, embroidery, a picture gallery, and exhibitions.

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