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Salisbury

The ancient city of Salisbury is well worth a visit. Lonely Planet even claimed it was one of the top ten cities in the world to visit. It has plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops to enjoy, as well as the tallest cathedral in the country. Salisbury has been an important provincial city for over a thousand years. It is made up of buildings from many eras, including Tudor, Georgian and Victorian.

Stourhead

This National Trust site with its stunning views and architecture is a true gem in the heart of Wiltshire. It is home to a beautiful lake as well as a stately home designed in the Palladian manner and full of glittering furnishings. Every summer there are plays put on outdoors, often Shakespeare.

Longleat

This is a stunning stately home which brings in a family audience. Here you can admire the grounds and gardens designed by Capability Brown, as well as seeing wild animals including giraffes and monkeys. Within the house, which is owned by the Marquess of Bath, you can listen to ghost stories of the Grey Lady and search for her around the property.

Larmer Tree

This park is located in the Cranborne Chase between Blandford Forum and Salisbury. The original purpose was for it to be a pleasure grounds for public entertainment. Every year the Larmer Tree Festival takes place here.

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