The country community of Warminster serves as a gateway to exploring England’s fabled West Wiltshire region. The prehistoric surroundings of Cley Hill and Stonehenge provide a dramatic backdrop to the serene parks and idyllic streets that comprise Warminster.
Things to do in Warminster
Explore your Neolithic roots at one of the most famous monuments in the world: Stonehenge. Take a guided audio tour as you step through the shadow of this mysterious stone formation before entering the Neolithic Houses, where you can learn firsthand how everyday life looked during Neolithic times.
Travel back to the Iron Age with a trip to Cley Hill, where you can enjoy colourful views of Somerset and Wiltshire from the top of the ancient seabed. Walk amongst centuries-old trees as you catch glimpses of horses, otters, butterflies and the elusive hawfinch.
Spend a relaxing afternoon at Lake Pleasure Grounds, Warminster’s central park. Children will love the paddling pool and putting green, while adults can play tennis. For a longer walk, follow the trail to Smallbrook Meadows, a nature reserve with multiple habitats, including chalk streams, open water and wet woodland.
Explore dozens of attractions at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park. Feed giraffes, spot lions in the wild and encounter energetic cheetahs from a safari vehicle. Lose yourself in the Longleat Hedge Maze or snuggle up with some guinea pigs during the ranger show. History enthusiasts can tour the stunning Elizabethan Longleat House, featuring 15 elegantly decorated rooms and a cosy tearoom called Emma's Kitchen.
Getting around Warminster
Bristol International Airport is an hour’s drive from Warminster or a two-hour train journey. Trains arrive at Warminster Railway Station, located in Warminster’s city centre. Warminster’s centre can be explored on foot.