{"LocationDetails":{"Id":626,"Name":"South Wiltshire","Description":"","Alias":"south-wiltshire","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/South Wiltshire.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Wilton House","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHouses don\u0026rsquo;t come much more beautiful than Wilton House, the ever so impressive home of the Earls of Pembroke since the 1540s. Set right in the heart of the gorgeous Wiltshire countryside, this stately home welcomes visitors to enjoy it 22 acres of grounds and parkland, as well as to wander inside and enjoy its opulent 17\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century d\u0026eacute;cor.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you visit on a quiet day, you\u0026rsquo;ll be shown around the house by an official guide, so they\u0026rsquo;ll bring the rooms to life with the tales that make the house a historic family home. Outside, there are acres and acres of well-kept gardens to enjoy, and the adventure playground means the children can let off steam \u0026ndash; and there\u0026rsquo;s even a section just for children under 5.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house is popular with art lovers too, as it\u0026rsquo;s home to a world-renowned art collection by some of the most famous artists in history. The collection includes pieces by van Dyck, Rembrandt van Rijn and Richard Wilson to name a few.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy dining in style during your visit there\u0026rsquo;s the Palladian Restaurant, and it serves light snacks as well as meals throughout the day. If wandering the stately grounds has you feeling all genteel, remember that picnics are welcome if you fancy tucking into your favourite treats al fresco. 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You\u0026rsquo;ll find the house in Cathedral\u0026rsquo;s Close, and it\u0026rsquo;s still home to many of his personal collections and mementos, making it a rare opportunity to glimpse the man behind the public face. In fact, much of the property is just as it was when its famous resident called it home, and Sir Edward\u0026rsquo;s previously private study is now open to the public since 2014.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSit in the spot where one of the country\u0026rsquo;s most powerful men sat and reflected on decisions that shaped the course of history, and enjoy time in a welcoming home that was once much loved. Sir Edward moved into the property in 1985, 11 years after his time as Prime Minister ended.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the home\u0026rsquo;s most impressive collections is its paintings, and Sir Edward owned pieces by Piper, Wyllie, Singer Sargent, Lowry, Churchill and many more. There\u0026rsquo;s also sailing memorabilia, as well as a collection of items that reflect a love of music, as well as personal photographs and some fascinating ceramics from around the world. \u0026nbsp;The building started life as a medieval canonry during the thirteenth century.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0659,"LocationLongitude":-1.79926,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/staircase.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"wiltshire/salisbury/arundells","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/staircase.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Mompesson House","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis one\u0026rsquo;s for all fans of Sense and Sensibility, as Mompesson House was featured in the film version that starred Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. Every bit as elegant as it appeared in the film, the 18\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century house is located in the Cathedral Close in beautiful Salisbury, and stepping through the front door is like shrugging the modern world off and winding back the clock.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe home\u0026rsquo;s features include an oak staircase that makes you feel like royalty as you glide down it, period furniture and gorgeous plasterwork, and there\u0026rsquo;s a collection of Turnball drinking glasses that date back to the 18\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century too. Outside, the garden\u0026rsquo;s the perfect spot to snact a few minutes of peace and quiet, and there\u0026rsquo;s a pergola, as well as traditional herbaceous borders.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOwned by the National Trust, the home houses an exhibition of the costumes we all saw and loved in Sense and Sensibility, as well as genuine Regency outfits and other items. 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Salisbury Cathedral is one of Wiltshire\u0026rsquo;s most recognisable landmarks, and it\u0026rsquo;s home to the tallest spire in Britain, a history that dates all the way back to medieval times and the original Magna Carta.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re feeling energetic you can climb the spire and take in views across the city, or just spend some time wandering the peaceful interior and enjoy some time out from the hustle and bustle outside. It\u0026rsquo;s difficult to imagine the work and dedication the medieval craftsmen who worked on the cathedral poured into every stone, and the site of it still standing in all its dramatic beauty will stay with you whether you\u0026rsquo;re religious or just curious.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe cathedral remains a tranquil place of prayer and worship, as well as one of the country\u0026rsquo;s most important historic monuments, and it\u0026rsquo;s long been a place of pilgrimage for thousands every year. 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The stone circle dates all the way back to the Neolithic period around 2500 BC, and it all started as an unassuming earthwork enclosure. Surrounded by burial mounds, we know that the site was important into the early Bronze Age, and today it comprises the centre of a World Heritage Site.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe site isn\u0026rsquo;t only beautiful, but it\u0026rsquo;s also hugely significant. It\u0026rsquo;s the world\u0026rsquo;s most sophisticated stone circle of its kind and its answered all kinds of questions about the rituals and practices of the Neolithic and Bronze Age.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s easy to stand at Stonehenge and look at it as one site, but bear in mind that it actually forms just one part of a whole landscape of ancient monuments, and they were created using intelligent techniques that have withstood thousands of years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor many, the site still has importance as more than a historical landmark, and hundreds gather to celebrate the Winter Solstice beneath the stones, and it\u0026rsquo;s widely held that the monument was created in accordance with the sun\u0026rsquo;s movements. Attracting thousands of visitors every year, Stonehenge continues to humble and awe those who stand before it, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the world\u0026rsquo;s most powerful symbols of ancient triumph.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":51.1789,"LocationLongitude":-1.82621,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/12/Stone Henge.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"wiltshire/salisbury/stonehenge","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/12/Stone Henge.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Charter 1227","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWell, we should start by saying that Charter 1227 is Salisbury\u0026rsquo;s most popular restaurant with the TripAdvisor reviewers, and that\u0026rsquo;s got to be a promising sign in one of the country\u0026rsquo;s most sophisticated destinations! Set on the first floor of a stylish building in the centre of the city, the restaurants overlooks the busy market place below and serves up English and European cuisine that reflects the tastes of the seasons.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRun by an award-winning chef, the kitchen serves meals that are beautifully presented without being pretentious and reviewer after reviewer comments on the warm atmosphere and excellent service.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe dishes and menus change with the time of the time of year, and thanks to careful selection of the ingredients they combine the taste of good, hearty food with the style that makes dining out extra special. It\u0026rsquo;s best to book ahead of your visit if you can, as the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s popular with visitors as well as residents.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne reviewer happily described how her party of friends were excited to find mulled wine and mince pies on the menu to coincide with the Christmas market, and it\u0026rsquo;s this thoughtful attention to detail that\u0026rsquo;s gained Charter 1227 its fantastic reputation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.069,"LocationLongitude":-1.79527,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/grilled lamb.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"wiltshire/salisbury/charter-1227","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/grilled lamb.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Leonardo\u0027s Ristorante","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLeonardo\u0026rsquo;s is the kind of restaurant that\u0026rsquo;s just as enjoyable for a meal with friends during a shopping trip as it is for a cosy meal for two. This Salisbury favourite serves up classic Italian meals created using local produce, and there\u0026rsquo;s a modern twist to every dish.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn tru Italian style, the team pride themselves on offering the kind of friendly service that leads to fantastic review after fantastic review, and customers are welcome to ask for their meals just the way they like them in advance as everything\u0026rsquo;s cooked to order. Even the pizzas can be customised to include favourite toppings and ingredients, so just let them know and you can enjoy things your own way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe stone bakes pizzas are always popular, and we\u0026rsquo;d recommend leaving enough room to sample one of the homemade desserts. 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