Wilton House is a stately home just to the west of Salisbury in Wiltshire. It is open to visitors from Spring until Autumn and also holds regular events and exhibitions. It is popular with visitors and locals alike, thanks to its beautiful grounds and adventure park for kids of all ages.

Wilton House in the far distance behind some trees and lawns
Wilton House is set in some beautiful grounds

Wilton House near Salisbury is a large country estate which has been owned by the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years. From 871 AD there had been a large priory situated on the site until the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. The lands were given to William Herbert, the first Earl of Pembroke, and his descendants still live there today.

Part of the original house built for the first Earl still remains, but the majority of it was rebuilt after a fire in 1647, and it has been altered a few times since. The house and its grounds are Grade I listed and may be recognisable to many, as Wilton House has often appeared as a filming location for blockbusters including The Madness of King George, Pride and Prejudice, Tomb Raider, Emma and more recently Bridgerton.


There are two types of tickets to get into the estate: either house and grounds or grounds only. The grounds are extensive and include a Japanese garden, an adventure playground, entry to the Earl's supercar display and other exhibitions, which vary. Entrance to the house is for a self-guided tour around some of the public rooms, with a guide in each room to answer