Attractions Nearby Salisbury, Day Trips and Excursions

(Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK)

Salisbury is full of many fantastic tourist attractions, but within a short journey from the city there are countless other superb sights well worth a visit. Popular day trips and excursions from Salisbury include the attractions of Lacock Village, Westwood Manor, Dyrham Park, Chew Valley Lake, Great Chalfield Manor and a multitude of other possibilities.

Picture of house in Lacock Village

Lacock Village

Address: Lacock, Wiltshire, England, SN15 2LG
Tel: +44 (0)1249 730277
Lacock is one of the most picturesque and scenic villages near Salisbury and is situated 59 miles / 26 km away. This charming village is visited by many tourists every year and has streets lined with historic houses and buildings. Attractions include atmospheric pubs, cafés, gift shops, walks and the impressive Lacock Abbey. Lacock is also well-known for featuring in many popular television costume dramas.

Westwood Manor

Address: Westwood Village, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England, BA15 2AF
Tel: +44 (0)1225 863374
Westwood Manor, owned by the National Trust, is an attractive 15th-century stone mansion, with fascinating gardens that feature old, Italian sculpture and topiary. Attractions for tourist visiting Westwood Manor include its late Gothic and Jacobean windows, some particularly fine Jacobean plasterwork, and period rooms, containing antique furniture. The Westwood Manor estate was used as a farm during the 18th and 19th centuries and was restored in the early 20th century, before being taken over by the National Trust. Westwood Manor is situated in the charming village of Westwood, next to the church. The manor is approximately 1 mile / 1.5 km southwest of Bradford on Avon, off the B3109 and is 55 miles / 34 km from central Salisbury.
Open hours: April to September, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday - 14:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Picture of Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park

Address: Near Chippenham, Wiltshire, S. Gloucestershire, England, SN14 8ER
Tel: +44 (0)117 937 2501
Dyrham Park is owned by the National Trust and is one of many popular tourist attractions nearby Salisbury and is located 78 km / 48 miles from the city centre. With a grand mansion, which dates back to the 17th century, spectacular gardens and many wild deer, other attractions include an impressive orangery, stunning gardens, period furnishings and many fine paintings. Dyrham Park has been the backdrop for several major films and television dramas over the years and there are a number of major open-air concerts that take place in the grounds during the summer.
Open hours: April to October, Friday to Tuesday - 12:00 to 17:30
Admission: charge, discounts available for families and children

Chew Valley Lake

Address: 92 Bridgewater Road, Bristol, England, BS99 7DQ
Tel: +44 (0)1275 332339
Chew Valley Lake is situated 84 km / 52 miles from Salisbury, off the A368, and is one of the most picturesque tourist attractions in the area. The enormous lake is well stocked with fish and is popular with anglers. Other attractions at Chew Valley Lake include picnic areas, trails and pathways, benches, a café, a gift shop and a large amount of wildlife, including friendly geese, swans, coots, morehens and a wide variety of different ducks.
Open hours: daily - 10:30 to dusk

Great Chalfield Manor

Address: Off B3107, via Broughton Gifford Common, Melksham, Wiltshire, England, SN12 8NJ
Tel: +44 (0)1225 782239
Great Chalfield Manor is owned by the National Trust and is situated 58 km / 36 miles from central Salisbury. This is one of the most historic attractions nearby and the grand manor house was originally completed in 1480 and extensively restored n the late 20th century. Attractions include impressive gardens, guided tours of the manor house, period furniture, paintings, a moat, an attractive gatehouse, one of the first separate dining rooms in England, and regular guided tours.
Open hours: April to October, Tuesday to Thursday - 12:15, 14:15, 15:00, 15:45 and 16:30 (guided tours)
Admission: charge

Cricket St. Thomas Lakes and Gardens

Address: Chard, Somerset, TA20 4DB, England
Tel: +44 (0)1460 30111
No longer a wildlife park, Cricket St. Thomas has recently reinvented itself as a landscaped garden haven, restoring its large estate to its former glory. There is still a miniature train ride, although the animal attractions have moved to pastures new. Instead, Cricket St. Thomas has become more of a destination for themed adult-only breaks, with the large Warner Leisure Hotel incorporating the former 19th-century manor house, which regularly appeared on BBC's television comedy series, 'To the Manor Born'. Cricket St. Thomas is 99 km / 62 miles from central Salisbury and offers peace and tranquility in abundance.
Open hours: Easter to October, daily - 10:00 to 16:00 (all year for hotel guests)
Admission: charge for day visitors and dogs, free to hotel guests, over 21 years old only

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