A few weekends back I finally got around to visiting
Wilton House after living just down the road from it for
over 6 years! Unfortunately the house wasn’t yet open to the public, but there was more than enough to see and photograph on a lovely sunny April day in the extensive gardens.
In this post you’ll see some of my favourite pictures from my walk round the gardens, which include the beautiful flora and the architecture of the house. To see all the pictures I took please view my Wilton House Gardens April 2011 set on flickr.
Wilton House is the home of the Earl and Countess of Pembroke and has been the residency of their family since the grounds and buildings were granted to the family’s ancestor by Henry VIII back in 1544. The main house is 460 years old with superb architecture and holds a wonderful art collection within.
The Wilton House estate has been used as a location in films such as Sense and Sensibility, The Madness of King George, Mrs Brown, Pride and Prejudice and The Young Victoria.
The house has undergone a great deal of restoration in recent years and the house and grounds are well worth a visit when they are open to the public between April and September. There’s an adventure playground to keep the children occupied.
If you are interested in visiting or want to know a bit more about the estate see the Wilton House Website.
Below are some more of my favourite shots from the day, enjoy.