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Warminster Town Information

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This old hilltop Saxon town on Salisbury Plain was once the corn basket of Wiltshire.

It has many fine Georgian buildings as well as a 14th century church and 13th century chapel.

In the latter part of the last century it became famous for UFO sightings – a possible consequence of being 400 feet above sea level.

Warminster - Photo © David Hawgood
Warminster - Photo: David Hawgood CCL

Longleat House - Photo © Wayne Jobe
Longleat House - Photo: Wayne Jobe CCL

  Two miles from the town is 800ft Cley Hill on the prehistoric Ridge Way.

Nearby is Longleat House and its famous safari park.

The house is one of Britain’s most spectacular Elizabethan mansions, boasting a superb collection of furniture and paintings.
The Dewey Museum has displays on local history and geology while Dents Glove Museum is a reminder that Warminster was once an important cloth and glove-making centre.  

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Cley Hill - Photo: Phil Williams CCL