NEW: Wilton House
Tuesday 27th August 2019
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.
The Palladian Cafe serves a range of hot and cold food or you may prefer to bring a picnic to enjoy in the 22 acres of parkland and gardens.