Classic Rendezvous and Supercars Day 2011

More than 10,000 car enthusiasts turned out in glorious sunshine for the third Wilton House Classic Rendezvous and Supercars day. The supercars roared in at midday revving their engines and cruising into the beautiful grounds of the Wilton estate. The assortment of hypercars was pretty impressive – from a Bugatti Type 35B to a Ferrari […]

Wilton House

Wilton House

Wilton House is a beautiful stately home in the town of Wilton near Salisbury. It is the ancestral home of the Earls of Pembroke.

The Rundle Cup Day 2011

The Rundle Cup Day at Tedworth House certainly wasn’t short of glamour this year with HRH Prince Harry joining the army team in a bid to snatch back the Rundle Cup from the navy. Celebrities such as Katie Price also joined in to help raise funds for Salisbury-based charity INSPIRE. With a fun charity polo […]

The Hackett Rundle Cup 2011

The Rundle Cup Polo event took place at Tedworth House in Wiltshire. Katie Price , Leandro Penna and Tom Ward were in attendance for the INSPIRE charity match, helping to raise money for the Salisbury based spinal charity. The army v navy Hackett Rundle Cup was the main event of the day and with a […]

Larmer Tree Festival

Larmer Tree Festival was established in 1990 and it has become a multi-award-winning festival. Held in the beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens, not far from Salisbury on the Wiltshire/Dorset border, the venue can hold up to 4,000 people making for a great intimate event. The festival has a friendly atmosphere and is popular with families and […]

Summer Solstice at Stonehenge

In the northern hemisphere the summer solstice occurs around the 21 June and it is the time when then sun reaches its highest point of the year at the Tropic of Cancer, giving us the longest day.

Terry Pratchett

Notable People

Below are some of the notable people with connections to Wiltshire (listed by earliest birth date to latest): King Athelstan (c.893/894-939) Also known as the Glorious, Athelstan was the first king of all England in 937 when the country became unified. He reigned from 924/925-939. He was the son of Edward the Elder and grandson […]

Nitch Ladies

Folklore and Customs

Oak Apple Oak Apple Day takes place in Great Wishford on 29th May. The villagers ceremonially assert their right to gather wood and rear cattle in Grovely Wood which is owned by the Wilton Estate. During the ceremony, the men of the village go very early to Grovely and cut an oak bough which is […]

Royal Wedding

On 29th April 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton married in Westminster Abbey and the nation was given an extra bank holiday. Many in Wiltshire chose to celebrate with public parties. Parties were held at: Marlborough (brunch in Town Hall with live big screen of wedding and children’s tea party followed by evening barn dance […]

Hawker Typhoon scale model at Chalke Valley History Festival

Music, Arts & Culture

Wiltshire is a great county for the arts. Home to many artists, musicians, actors and authors, the county is full of talent. It’s home to the largest history festival in Britain – Chalke Valley History Festival. Started in 2011, it brings in top names from the world of history, politics and beyond. Salisbury International Arts […]