Stately Homes & Gardens in Salisbury
Salisbury makes a great base for visiting nearby stately homes and gardens. With great transport links and a lot of history on our doorstep, there’s plenty to explore…
Within the Cathedral Close lies Mompesson House, a Queen Anne townhouse now under the care of the National Trust. Within the House explore the unique furnishings, discover the temporary exhibitions and ornate staircase. Outside you'll find the pretty walled garden with tea room, perfect for a spot of afternoon tea!
Close by to Mompesson House, and also in the Cathedral Close you’ll also find the gardens to The Rifles, our local military museum and Arundells, the former home of Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath.
Both of these gardens lead down to the river and provide tranquil spots in the heart of the city and views overlooking Salisbury Cathedral.
A visit to Arundells will also give you an insight into the life of Sir Edward Heath with his passions for music, art and of course, politics.
Just three miles from Salisbury lies Wilton House, the ancestral home of the Earl of Pembroke. The House contains one of the finest art collections in Europe and there are 21 acres of landscape parkland including four formal gardens to be explored.
Stay in Salisbury and explore Stately Homes and Gardens further afield
Use Salisbury as a base to explore nearby Longleat with its house and gardens plus adventure and safari park.
The iconic National Trust gardens of Stourhead also are within an easy drive of Salisbury and are open all year. Not only can you enjoy lakeside walks and vistas here but also explore Stourhead House.
South of Salisbury on the Wiltshire/Dorset border you’ll find the Larmer Tree Gardens, recognised by English Heritage as a garden of national importance.
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