Local Attractions

The village of Crockerton is located on the edge of the Longleat estate in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many local walks are possible, enjoying local forestry, open countryside and the nearby Shearwater Lake, a popular location for fishing and sailing. There are a number of local pubs and restaurants within easy reach.

The Lodge provides an ideal base for exploring this part of the South West, whether it is simply Longleat and local surounds, or within Wiltshire, Somerset or Dorset generally, or even slightly further afield to the Cotswolds, the New Forest and the South Coast.

Sample highlights include:

  • The tranquility of nearby Shearwater Lake¬†and forest walks (1/2 mile).
  • Longleat with its 16th Century stately home and extensive safari park offering a massive range of visitor attractions (3 miles to the entrance).
  • Westbury with its impressive White Horse hillside carving (8 miles).
  • Stourhead with its world famous National Trust owned 18th century landscape gardens (9 miles).
  • Local medieval market towns such as Frome (9 miles), Bradford on Avon (15 miles) and Shaftesbury (15 miles), the latter originally a saxon hilltop fort.
  • Stonehenge (and Avebury), two of the largest and most famous neolithic monuments in the world (18 and 29 miles). Both neolithic structures are World Heritage sites.
  • The splendid City of Bath with its outstanding Roman and Georgian history and architecture (19 miles). Bath is quite rightly a World Heritage site with many attractions to see and experience.
  • The historic cathedral cities of Salisbury (22 miles) and Wells (25 miles).
  • Numerous other visitor attractions such as the 17th century Wilton House (20 miles) the picturesque National Trust village of Lacock (20 miles), Glastonbury (22 miles) Wookey Hole caves (26 miles), the medieval village of Castle Combe, and Cheddar gorge and caves(32 miles).