Wilton House

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In 1544, the first Count of Pembroke, William Herbert, had a residence built on the site of the Benedictine convent of Wilton, victim of Henry VIII's Dissolution. Following generations have left their mark here, calling in Inigo Jones, John Webb and James Wyatt. Wilton boasts splendid furniture, a collection of portraits by Van Dyck, portraits by Rembrandt and gouaches of the Spanish Riding School are so many treasures upon which to feast your eyes in this superb house set against a verdant backdrop.

Useful information

Address : 

Wilton, SP2 0BJ Wilton

Opening hours

house + exhibition: Sun-Thu and Bank Hols 11.30am-5pm (garden 11am-5.30pm) - last admission 45min before closing - house and garden £14.50 (visitors aged 5-15 £7.50), garden and exhibitions £6 (visitors aged 5-15 £4.50)

Nearby tourist attractions

Military Museum
Military Museum
Dedicated to the Royal Berkshire and
1:30
The Close
The Close
The Close, spacious and mellow with the
Mompesson House
Mompesson House
Through a fine 18C wrought iron gateway
1:00
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
King's House, a medieval flint and brick
1:30
Sarum St Thomas Church
Sarum St Thomas Church
This Perpendicular Gothic church dating
0:15
North Gate or High Street Gate
North Gate or High Street Gate
This gate, boasting a statue of Edward
0:30
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Other ideas « Patrimony »

The Close
The Close
The Close, spacious and mellow with the
Mompesson House
Mompesson House
Through a fine 18C wrought iron gateway
1:00
Sarum St Thomas Church
Sarum St Thomas Church
This Perpendicular Gothic church dating
0:15
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Military Museum
Military Museum
Dedicated to the Royal Berkshire and
1:30
The Close
The Close
The Close, spacious and mellow with the
Mompesson House
Mompesson House
Through a fine 18C wrought iron gateway
1:00
See all