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New Deadly Challenge for Longleat visitors

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park invites visitors to face the ultimate test of their mental and physical abilities when they try out the brand-new Deadly Challenge attraction which opens this week. Located next to the park’s Adventure Castle, the Deadly Challenge is made up of six themed zones focussing on different animals’ deadly skills– the […]



Steve Backshall at Longleat this Easter

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park is turning Deadly this Easter and there’s only one person to call – Steve Backshall, star of CBBC’s wildly successful Deadly TV series who will present a programme of live shows at Longleat on Sunday 31st March and Monday 1st April. This special event marks the launch of the new […]



Sacrilege at Marlborough Common

Sacrilege, the giant inflatable replica of Stonehenge by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller was on Marlborough Common today. Originally created by the artist  for the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts, the 20ft-high inflatable took two months to make  using detailed plans of the world Heritage monument on Salisbury Plain. Following the Glasgow Festival, Sacrilege was commissioned to tour […]



Night Visions: An Evening at Salisbury Cathedral

As part of Culture 24’s nationwide ‘Museums at Night’ initiative, Salisbury Cathedral will be opening its doors late on 18th May. Hundreds of museums, galleries and heritage sites  around the country will be doing likewise. The Cathedral is running a free action packed open evening called Night Visions: An Evening at Salisbury Cathedral from 7pm […]



Arundells to re-open on 24th March

Arundells, the former home of ex Prime minister Sir Edward Heath will re-open to the public for another three years from 24th March. Wiltshire Council’s planning officers granted permission for the house and gardens to open in time for the Easter holidays. The Friends of Arundells will now be allowed to trial a free-flow system on […]



Snowdrop Walk at Heale House

The Snowdrop Walk at Heale House is looking great. Although the bulbs have flowered earlier than usual this year the drifts of snowdrops (in places interspersed with bright yellow aconites) still look a wonderful sight. Follow the duckboard walkway as it winds through the woodland next to the River Avon and admire the view as […]



Arundells to Remain Open

Good news for The Friends of Arundells – their fight to save the former home of Sir Edward Heath in Salisbury has been won. It will now be staying open to the public after the trustees were refused permission to sell it by the Charity  Commission. The house contains memorabilia from the former Prime Minister […]