Situated to the south west of Salisbury Plain lies the town of Warminster. Originally dating from Saxon times the architecture of the town today pays tribute to the industries in the surrounding area, with tiles and bricks from Crockerton and stone from Bath.
A relatively small town Warminster has managed to retain much of its 17th and 18th century character and charm whilst having modern shops and amenities.
Within easy reach of Warminster is Longleat. The UK's original safari park, Longleat is a spectacular place to visit. Longleat is one of the countries best examples of Elizabethan architecture and is set within 900 acres of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. Longleat is a joy for young and old alike, the house was the first stately home in the country to be opend to the public back in 1949 and this was followed up in 1966 with the opening of the Safari Park. Since then Longleat has continued to expand as one of the Uk's most popular visitor attractions. You'll find all you need to know about Longleat on the Longleat website.
Just a short drive from Warminster you'll find the beautiful National Trust property, Stourhead. This celebrated 18th Century landscape garden and Palladian mansion features enchanting temples and rare plantings around a tranquil lake, a mansion with Georgian treasures, fine paintings and Chippendale furniture and one of the finest follies to be found in the UK. More information about Stourhead can be found on the National Trust website.
Embraced by stunning countryside and within easy distance of historic hill forts, including the famous Battlesbury, Warminster is an idyllic location to spend a few days absorbing the atmosphere and pace of a bygone age. or ramblers, cyclists and all with a love of the great outdoors this area of outstanding beauty is the perfect place to unwind.
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