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Wilton House, Wilton

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Wilton House is an English country house at Wilton near Salisbury in Wiltshire. It has been the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years.

The first recorded building on the site of Wilton House was a priory founded by King Egbert circa 871. Through the munificence of King Alfred, the priory was granted lands and manors until it became wealthy and powerful. However, by the time Wilton Abbey was dissolved in the Dissolution of the Monasteries set in motion by King Henry VIII, its prosperity was already on the wane. Following the seizure of the abbey, Henry presented it and its attached estates to William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (in the 1551 creation) c.‚ÄČ1544.
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  • Perfect place for a day trip. The staff was very nice and could answer all our questions regarding the house.  more »
  • Great for families with youngsters who want to climb trees, go down slides and have fun. rthe restaurant is close by so you can have a cup of tea and keep an eye on the children.  more »
  • Beautiful house. All the guides in the rooms were so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. The grounds are so lovingly kept and the cafeteria is great. A relaxing, bright space with a delicious varied menu. Wilton House is definitely a must visit.
  • The house and gardens are very well kept and great for a picnic. The adventure playground is a perfect place for kids to play about in and it's always very popular with the locals. It's a shame that this place isn't open on Fridays and Saturdays though.
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