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Golf Courses

Bowood
Castle Combe
Cumberwell Park
High Post
Orchardleigh

Excursions

Bath
Bowood House
Bradford on Avon
Castle Combe Village
Salisbury and surrounds
Stourhead

Salisbury and surrounds

Region: Wiltshire and Somerset
Monuments: The Cathedral - Stonehenge and Old Sarum - Wilton House

Founded in 1220 when the old hilltop settlement of Old Sarum (well worth a visit if you have the time, its just a few miles down the road towards the city from Stonehenge) was abandoned. The city’s main feature is its cathedral which has the tallest spire in England – 404 feet. Built over a period of 38 years, it is approached through the Close which includes a school and theological college and various delightful residences, one of which is the retirement home of the former British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

The town itself has a large array of half timbered buildings dating back to the 15th century which are still used as homes and inns today, in very much the same way they were at the time they were built.

Outside the city is the town of Wilton and Wilton House, the home of the Earl of Pembroke. Open to the public, features include the sumptuous ‘Double Cube Room’, designed by Inigo Jones, where Churchill and Eisenhower made wartime plans at a time when Wilton House served as headquarters of Southern Command during World War II.

 

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