The winter in Wiltshire is starting to thaw ever so slightly, and spring is appearing on the horizon with tiny signs that the warmth will soon return. And while it does still feel as if frosty mornings will still be upon us for a while, there’s no better time to get out and explore. Wiltshire has landscapes and landmarks that are both timeless and magnificent, including ancient monuments, stately houses and even a chance to get up close with animals on safari. So rug up warm and discover the top 5 Wiltshire destinations to visit during your Beechfield House stay.
Longleat House and Safari Park
The many attractions at Longleat will undoubtedly compel you to visit this stunning place. It features a gorgeous house, beautiful grounds, and a Safari Park! No wonder the park is a magnet for animal lovers wanting to get up close and personal with wolves, big cats, rhinos, monkeys, zebras, and many more creatures. Get your wild sense of adventure on!
Get Your Adrenaline Up
Are you a motor enthusiast? Enjoy a day at the nearby Castle Combe Motor Racing Circuit, the West Country’s home of motorsport for the past 70 years. With a full racing calendar of events – whether you want to race or watch – modern facilities and stunning scenery, this is the place to visit to get the heart rate up. Finish the day with a visit to the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum, exhibiting cars, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, and memorabilia from the 1920s onwards.
As you might expect, there are many beautiful National Trust properties in Wiltshire. All of them are well worth a visit. Explore world-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and so many more delights all under the care of the National Trust. So why not try a day out at the ever-popular Lacock, Stourhead, and Avebury houses? Or discover other Wiltshire destinations by taking a peak at the website.
Cheddar Caves and Wookey Hole
Cheddar Caves and Wookey Hole are worth visiting for some breathtaking subterranean drama. These limestone caves and caverns are only a few miles apart and within easy reach of Beechfield house. It’s said that humans and animals have called the area home for around 50,000 years. They have left behind tools and remnants of their lives for those of us who have come after to wonder about while leaving the caves’ natural beauty intact.
Explore The Henges
Why not pay a visit to Stonehenge? This compelling and mysterious structure has stood tall for thousands of years, filling countless visitors with curiosity and wonder and remains confounding to this day. Or perhaps explore the lesser-known Woodhenge, another atmospheric Neolithic site. Estimated to have been built around 2500 BC and is still equally mysterious as its stone counterpart, even though less visually grand.
Make Time for Wiltshire in 2023
Ready to book your stay in Wiltshire and Beechfield House? We have everything you could wish for during your Wiltshire adventure break.