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Bowood House

Bowood, Wiltshire

Bowood House was built c1725 on the site of a former hunting lodge. It was bought by 1st Earl of Shelburne in 1754 and remains in the family today. The 2nd Earl commissioned Lancelot Brown to layout the Parkland with a lake created from two streams….

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Great Chalfield Manor

Great Chalford, Wiltshire

A Fifteenth Century Manor House with Attractive Arts and Crafts Garden Summary close Great Chalfield Manor Summary Described by Pevsner as ‘one of the most

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View of Iford Manor and gardens created by Harold Peto from across the River Frome

Iford Manor

Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Home to Harold Peto from 1899-1933, the gardens have recently been restored. They include water features, garden buildings, colonnades and herbaceous borders.

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View across the Park towards Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire

Lacock Abbey

Chippenham, Wiltshire

The house was built over the original cloisters and has gone through many additions and alterations. It was here that Fox Talbot experimented with photography.

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Longleat

Warminster, Wiltshire

After the Dissolution, Longleat Priory was sold to Sir John Thynne and after a fire in 1567, Thynne employed Robert Smythson to build a new house which was finished by 1580.

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The Pantheon seen from across the lake with autumn colours at Stourhead in Wiltshire

Stourhead

Mere, Wiltshire

Set away from the house, nothing prepares you for the magnificent sight of the lake and numerous garden buildings. These include the Pantheon, the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Flora and the Grotto and plunge pool.

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The Courts Garden

Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

The house was built c.1720 by a clothier from Bradford-upon-Avon and was bought by John Davis at the end of the eighteenth century. The Courts had a cloth weaving factory at the western end of the garden which was pulled down by Davis’s grandson in 1888; the rubble was used to fill in the two mill ponds.

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View from the amphitheatre across the lake to the loggia at The Moot in Wiltshire

The Moot

Downton, Wiltshire

Built on the remains of a motte and bailey castle, the gardens were probably created at the same time as the house was remodelled in the late eighteenth century.

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The facade of Wilton House in Wiltshire

Wilton

Salisbury, Wiltshire

The innovative gardens of the seventeenth century were replaced by the 9th Earl between 1733 and 1750. The parterres were grassed over and a Palladian bridge was built over the River Nadder.

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