Wilton House, home to the 18th Earl of Pembroke, provides a fascinating insight into British history. Built on the site of a 9th century nunnery but now set in 21 acres of landscaped parkland, with water and rose gardens beside the River Nadder and Palladian Bridge.
Within the house you will find the magnificent Inigo Jones Staterooms including the famous Double Cube Room - the finest surviving 17th century stateroom in England - which was designed to display the family portraits by Van Dyck. This is the greatest collection of paintings by the artist still to be seen in its original setting. Other artists on display include Pieter Brueghel, Rembrandt van Rijn and Richard Wilson. Guides are on hand within the rooms to tell you more about the fascinating history of the rooms.
A programme of special events throughout the year including the annual antiques fair, classic and sports car meets, the Wilton Horse Trials as well as charity walks.
For younger visitors there is an exciting outdoor adventure playground and quizzes in the house and grounds. There’s even a special area reserved for the under 5s.
The grounds are perfect for picnics, enjoy watching the river pass under the Palladian Bridge, see the Millennium water feature, the Japanese Water Garden and the rose displays. Take a stroll through the arboretum, discover the mysteries of the whispering seat or simply soak up the sun on one of the lawns.
Motoring enthusiasts will enjoy seeing Lord Pembroke’s Classic and Supercar collection in the Old Riding School (please check the website or call for opening times in advance of your visit).
Wilton House has been regularly used as a filming location and featured in the film version of Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley, The Young Victoria, The Madness of King George, The Crown and in 2017, Tomb Raider.