The Chalke Valley History Festival set to return in 2021

The largest celebration of history in the UK, The Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival is set to return from the afternoon of Wednesday 23rd to the evening of Sunday 27th June. Taking place at its spectacular venue in Broad Chalke, near Salisbury in Wiltshire, it will be one of the first big ‘live’ events […]

Longleat’s luxury accommodation project reveals fascinating history of estate cottages

A project to transform a collection of cottages on the Longleat Estate into luxury retreats has revealed their fascinating history. A total of six properties, many dating back to the 18th century, are currently being turned into exclusive rural escapes with the first three set to be available for bookings from April. As part of […]

Council urges people to keep playing their part during national lockdown

Wiltshire Council is urging residents to adhere to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, following confirmation from Government that national lockdown measures are now in place.   The restrictions outlined include: People must not leave their home except where they have a ‘reasonable excuse’ which includes work (if you cannot work from home), volunteering, visiting shops, educations […]

Photos of Stourhead Christmas Light Trail 2020

In pictures: Stourhead Christmas light Trail

Light of Hope at Salisbury Cathedral

Light of Hope by Peter Walker is now on for the duration of this lockdown

Discover the Magic of Christmas at Stourhead

Stourhead’s hugely popular Christmas light trail returns for its second year with a host of new installations from 27 November 2020– 3 January 2021.

Major social distancing scheme for Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Council and Bradford on Avon Town Council are working together on a major social distancing scheme in the town

Longleat unveils land of light event

Longleat will be magically transformed into the Land of Light this winter as part of a brand new event.

Bowood has now reopened

The Bowood Estate, between Calne and Chippenham, is now welcoming back visitors to its Adventure Playground and 100 acres of Pleasure Grounds.

First peregrine chick hatches on Cathedral Tower

Today (Tuesday 29 April) Salisbury Cathedral are toasting their first chick which hatched at around 08.14 this morning. It’s no easy job hatching – the whole process takes around 72 hours from pip (when the shell is first broken) to hatch. Generally that happens around 32 days after incubation begins – and incubation begins when […]