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Blog (Christmas) - Visit Wiltshire

Longleat Festival of Lights

Longleat Festival of Lights, a magical start to Christmas

On an unseasonably warm and clear December evening I was delighted to have an opportunity to visit the Longleat Festival of Lights. Having visited and loved it last year there was a concern that they couldn’t possibly improve on that… but I should have known, being their 50th anniversary year that Longleat would do something even more impressive!



A pre-Christmas visit to Calne

As I arrived in Calne on a cold but sunny November’s day, armed with a GoPro, smart phone and SLR camera I was keen to explore some of the town’s historic quarter on such a pretty day.

Marlborough at Christmas

Money saving ideas for Christmas in Wiltshire

We all know that Christmas can be an expensive time of year but it doesn’t have to be. Here in Wiltshire there are plenty of suggestions of things to do, events to check out and low cost activities you can do to help save the pennies over the coming weeks. Here are some of our suggestions…

Christmas in Wiltshire

Unique gift ideas for Christmas presents from Wiltshire

We know what it’s like, there’s always someone in your family who’s tricky to buy for. In previous years we’ve written articles on some unique gift ideas for Christmas and we are doing the same again this year. So here we have it (and don’t forget to let us know if you have any other suggestions as well).

Salisbury Christmas Market

Ten reasons to visit Wiltshire in November

You may not think of November as being a particularly interesting time to travel in the UK however you’d be wrong! There is a great variety of colourful events that are taking place in Wiltshire this November that can help brighten up the greyest of winter’s days.


Christmas Comes to Swindon…

A cold, grey December evening calls for something special to brighten it up, and Mr H and I found just that in Swindon on Tuesday evening.

Fisherton Mill

Unique gift ideas from Wiltshire

Stuck for ideas on what to get that special person in your life for Christmas? We’ve put together a list of some gift ideas that you might not find on the high street and will give them a little taster of Wiltshire…

Longleat Festival of Lights

Longleat Festival of Lights

If you want to get into the festive mood then a visit to Longleat’s new Festival of Lights will certainly do this!

I was lucky enough to attend the launch night and as I descended from the main road into the Longleat estate I could spot the lanterns in the distance, immediately I was surprised by just how big some of the were!