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One of the great English seats, home to the Earls of Pembroke for nearly 500 years.

Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 0BJ

Wilton House in Wiltshire
Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
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Wilton House has been the Earl of Pembroke’s ancestral home for over four and a half centuries.

Rebuilt in the Palladian style in 1647 by Inigo Jones & John Webb, with further alterations made by James Wyatt in 1801, the chief architectural features are the 17th-century State Apartments and the 19th century Cloisters.

The Cloisters house an important collection of antique Greek & Roman statuary formed by the 8th Earl, including the Mazarin Collection from Paris, bought in the 1720’s.

The State Apartments include the Single and Double Cube rooms which contain seat furniture by William Kent and an impressive number of portraits by Van Dyck, including the huge ‘family piece’ of the 4th Earl, as well as paintings by Lely, Rembrandt, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, and Gerrit van Honhorst, amongst others.

In the Lower Cloisters, the Smoking Rooms contain fine examples of English Georgian furniture including Chippendale’s ‘Violin’ Bookcase and a wealth of equestrian and military paintings by Baron Reis d’Eisenberg and Swiss artist, David Morier.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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All visitors to the House & Grounds can purchase tickets at the Admissions Desk. There is no requirement to prebook (House visits are available to book at the counter upon arrival).

GROUNDS

Including Adventure Playground, Café, Gift Shop (plus Classic Car exhibition when the House is open).

Open for Easter week: Monday 25th March – Thursday 4th April inclusive

Grounds opening times: 11.00 am – 5.30 pm, last admission 4.30 pm

HOUSE AND CLASSIC CAR EXHIBITION

Open for Easter weekend: Friday 29th March – Monday 1st April inclusive

The House and Grounds will then be open: SUNDAYS TO THURSDAYS from 5th May plus Saturday 4th May, Saturday 25th May and Saturday 24th August.

For House visitors, the public rooms will be open. Additional private rooms including Dining Room, Library, South Ante Library and Hunting Room will only be open:
4th May – 6th May
25th – 27th May
Sunday to Thursday 2nd – 30th June
24th – 26th August

HOUSE OPENING TIMES:
Monday – Wednesday: guided visits last for one hour, beginning at 11.30 am, and run every half an hour, the last at 3.30 pm.
Sunday and Thursday: 11.30 am – 5.15 pm, last admission 4.30 pm, on ‘free flow’ basis (not guided, explore at leisure).
Bank Holiday Saturdays listed above will also be on a ‘free flow’ basis.

END OF SEASON: THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER INCLUSIVE

Only assistance dogs are permitted, please do not leave dogs unattended in vehicles.

Opening arrangements may change at short notice so please check here before your visit.

At times it may be necessary to close the Classic Car exhibition at short notice.

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

House and Grounds
Adult: £18.50
Concession (65+): £16
Child over 5 years: £9.50
Family: (2 adults + 3 children) £45.00

Grounds only
Adult: £7.75
Concession: £7.25
Child over 5 years: £6.15
Family: (2 adults + 3 children) £21.50

There is NO requirement to prebook tickets online. Just turn up on any day that we are open. Sundays and Bank Holiday Saturdays operate on a ‘freeflow’ basis. Mondays-Thursdays have guided tours starting at 11.30 a.m., running every half an hour, lasting for one hour, the last at 3.30 p.m.

Group Visits

There are no Group discounts in 2022.

for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 0BJ

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Wilton House is situated 3 miles west of Salisbury, just off the A30 and 9 miles from Stonehenge, 37 miles from Bath and 90 miles from London.

From Salisbury Train Station take the Wilton/Ditchampton bus Route R3 &/or R8 (bus stop opposite Salisbury Postal Depot). The Bus takes approximately 15 minutes and drops passengers just beyond the main gates of Wilton House.

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