Situated in the stunning Wylye Valley in South Wiltshire, alongside the River Wylye, and just a few miles from the A303, The Doves trump card is its location. Enjoy the glorious scenery, stately homes, museums, shopping, heritage and vast range of activities, all just a stones’ throw from The Dove.
Just 11 miles away is Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, having so much to offer especially with its New Gorilla Colony, Lemur Walkthrough, giraffe feeding at the brand new Safari Watering Hole in the African Village plus much more!
Explore Longleat House, regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately houses open to the public. With over 450 years of history, there is intrigue and scandal aplenty in this splendid Elizabethan home!
Go walkabout in the UK’s first walkthrough meerkat enclosure, hand feed the Rainbow Lorikeets, and enjoy the antics of the monkeys in Monkey Temple. Take a trip on Jungle Cruise, a sea lion escorted boat trip, or journey around the lakes on the Jungle Express.
Bath and the surrounding area is brimming with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Jane Austen Centre and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath’s compact city centre offers irresistible shopping and there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the surrounding area.
For an unforgettable family day out, visit the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. Located in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside close to Salisbury, it is a highlight of the South West.
The true meaning of this ancient, awe-inspiring creation has been lost in the mists of time. Was Stonehenge a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site or perhaps a huge calendar? How did our ancestors manage to carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure? Surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress.
Described as the City in the Countryside, nearby Salisbury retains much of its historic past with timbered buildings, an Early English Gothic Cathedral, a thriving market, a buzzing arts scene, museums and some of England’s finest historic houses waiting to be explored.
Within Salisbury’s Cathedral Close there is a lot to be explored including Mompesson House, The Rifles Military Museum and the award-winning Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum with its Stonehenge Gallery.
Don’t miss the National Trust House and Gardens at Stourhead, the famous ‘Gold Hill’ at Shaftesbury or the Wiltshire White Chalk horses, all within easy reach of The Dove.
If you’re visiting the White Horse at Westbury, you can enjoy golf or fishing at the White Horse Country Park www.whitehorsecountrypark.co.uk
From the gentle amblers to the adventurous ramblers, Wiltshire’s glorious countryside has something to offer everyone. With much of the country being a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), choose from any one of the 8,200 paths and trails for walkers and cyclists to experience rural England at its very best!
Golf Clubs –
Rushmore Golf Club – Telephone: 01725 516326 Website: www.rushmoregolfclub.co.uk
Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club – Telephone: 01722 742645 Website: www.salisburygolf.co.uk
West Wilts Golf Club – Telephone: 01985 213133 Website: www.westwiltsgolfclub.co.uk
Wincanton Racecourse – Telephone: 01963 32344 Website: www.wincantonracecourse.co.uk
Bath Racecourse – Telephone: 01225 42460 Website: www.bath-racecourse.co.uk
Salisbury Racecourse- Telephone: 01722 326461 Website: www.salisburyracecourse.co.uk
Clay Pigeon Shooting –
Wylye Valley Shooting Wood Farm, Mere – Telephone: 01747 860471 Website: www.woodfarmclays.co.uk
River Wylye Fishing – Go Fly Fishing – Telephone: 01252 851397 Website: www.goflyfishinguk.com