Local Area

Wiltshire   an ancient and historic area with much to marvel at and enjoy, especially our oldest area of Wiltshire where past meets present.

We are some 5 mins from the Stonehenge Visitors Centre where there is parking, good exhibitions, shop for souvenirs and cafe area.  A land train takes you to the Stones (or you can walk) and audio facilities will tell you what English Heritage know about the area.   

Prehistory and Mystery: Glastonbury lies some 60 minutes to the west and Avebury some 45 minutes to the North East.  Of interest,  reputedly a leyline joins Avebury, Stonehenge, Old Sarum and Salisbury Cathedral.  Another mystery are Summer Crop circles, abundant in Wiltshire although farmers are wary of too many onlookers and tend to plough them up as soon as they form. 

Heritage: the Cathedral City of Salisbury lies some 9 miles to the South with its glorious Cathedral (displaying an original Magna Carta sealed (not signed) in 1215. We are now celebrating 800 years with an exhibition.   The Cathedral was begun in 1220 on a green field site after the Pope granted permission to Bishop Poore to move the Cathedral from Old Sarum to virgin land.   It lies in the celebrated Close, home of the Salisbury and South Wilts museum, Arundells, delightful home of the late Primeminister Edward Heath, the museum of the Rifles in the Wardrobe and Monpesson House (National Trust). 

Wolf Hall: many locations are in Wiltshire:  Lacock Abbey,  Great Chalfield Manor and Garden,  with Montacute House, Barrington Court and Wells Cathedral in neighbouring Somerset to the west and Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire to the east.  Chastleton House is in Oxfordshire. 

Bath, with its Roman Baths and hot water springs and celebrated Georgian architecture. Be serenaded by a musical trio in the Pump Room whilst enjoying tea/coffee/lunch (The Assembly Room in Jane Austen's time).     

Stately Homes - Wilton House, Longleat, Stourhead and many other houses/abbeys in the vicinity.

The New Forest south of Salisbury leads to the South Coast with Beaulieu and Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth to the east and Bournemouth and Poole to the west.   The Jurassic Coast of Dorset is an hour and a half from Scotland Lodge.

There as so many things to keep you occupied during your visit, these are just a few.

Pre-History and Mystery

Pre-History and Mystery

South Wiltshire is a treasure trove of history spanning thousands or years please come and explore!

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Middle Ages and Heritage

Middle Ages and Heritage

Salisbury and its surrounding area is awash with historical buildings and sites.

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The Heart of Wiltshire

The Heart of Wiltshire

An ancient area of history with wide open skies and mysterious and complicated Crop Circles which suddenly appear overnight.

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Country Pursuits

Country Pursuits

A variety or country pursuits are possible in Wiltshire, from hunting and fishing through to polo and a relaxing game of cricket.

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Shopping

Shopping

Scotland Lodge is close to Salisbury and Bath wonderful shopping destinations.

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