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Things to do in Wiltshire

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“Visit stately home, enjoy the safari park and all other activities, including an amazing maze!”
  • 135 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“This is a National Trust venue with a lovely house and gardens . There are a couple of places to choose from to eat and the local area has many fantastic walks.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“5* Great all year round. We went at Christmas for the festival of lights which was brilliant. Driving your car through the monkeys and lions is a fab experience.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Pub
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“The food here is excellent - you can tell they use fresh ingredients and the menu has some interesting choices. It's very stylish - country and unpretentious but comfortable and inviting. It's also worth a visit for the drive through the Fonthill Bishop Estate - beautiful, stretched out well kept paddocks and fields with horses grazing and attractive wooden fences...Very English country! ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Entertainment
“We love the Cheese and Grain - even had the Fu Fighters here for an impromtu show last summer! There is a great bar with a live music event every wednesday night - just turn up and listen.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Messums is a thriving art gallery in the middle of nowhere based around the longest thatched tithe barn in England (which is worth seeing in itself). It is a vibrant hub with ever-changing art displays, talks, events and a great cafe for drinks or lunch and is free to explore.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Nature
“The gardens at Stourhead (well more a park than a garden) are very beautiful all year round but with the autumn colours, they are unmissable”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“Fabulous homemade cakes and excellent healthy food. The building is just great too and well worth a visit.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cosmetics Shop
“Well, one of the famous streets in Frome where Poldark drama was filmed. Home to Frome Independent Market first Sunday of the month, and bunch of small cafes, vintage shops and generally a lovely place for a stroll up this historical hill! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Interesting and super cosy interior of this old old inn - mostly buzzing on Friday and Saturday night with some locals. Good cocktails too.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Top floor bar is a great spot for a cocktail and the restaurant is pretty decent too.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pub
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“This pub is worth a visit for the ancient atmosphere - very low dark beamy ceiling, old farm implements on walls, cosy fire, small and intimate. Sit outside in the summer. Food is very typical english - good roasts. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Serving traditional French cuisine using classic recipes with a touch of Somerset charm, our food is simple, unfussy and delicious.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Farm shop with strong selection of local produce. Some nice gift shops, fish & chip shop as well as a restaurant. Decent food. Large outdoor play area.”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“The food here is excellent - you can tell they use fresh ingredients and the menu has some interesting choices. It's very stylish - country and unpretentious but comfortable and inviting. It's also worth a visit for the drive through the Fonthill Bishop Estate - beautiful, stretched out well kept paddocks and fields with horses grazing and attractive wooden fences...Very English country! ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
“Fabulous homemade cakes and excellent healthy food. The building is just great too and well worth a visit.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Interesting and super cosy interior of this old old inn - mostly buzzing on Friday and Saturday night with some locals. Good cocktails too.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Top floor bar is a great spot for a cocktail and the restaurant is pretty decent too.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pub
“This pub is worth a visit for the ancient atmosphere - very low dark beamy ceiling, old farm implements on walls, cosy fire, small and intimate. Sit outside in the summer. Food is very typical english - good roasts. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Serving traditional French cuisine using classic recipes with a touch of Somerset charm, our food is simple, unfussy and delicious.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Farm shop with strong selection of local produce. Some nice gift shops, fish & chip shop as well as a restaurant. Decent food. Large outdoor play area.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Modern cuisine, vegetarian and vegan-friendly. Great location and excellent cocktails”
  • 14 locals recommend

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