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    Wilton, Ancient capital of Wessex

    by LouiseTopp Written Dec 9, 2003

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    The market town of Wilton is a small Saxon settlement nr Salisbury. It’s famed for its carpet making factory which has been around for years, making carpets for grand houses & The Royal family. You can have tours round the factory & its part of Wilton shopping village. There are many shops in Wilton including: Reeve The Bakers, Antiques place, Burnbake Trust which has arts & Crafts by prisoners, a butchers, Post Office, Greyhound Pub, 3 bells pub & many more. There is a library in South St Wilton, although it’s not very big. Wilton House where the Queen’s Cousin the Marques of Pembroke lives, is part of Wilton. There is a high wall surrounding the house & a garden centre nearby with café & gift shop. There is an interesting Italianate church to visit but it is in runs, some of the stones & graves still exist. Wilton is horsy country with Grovely Stables just up the road nr Grovely Woods, & The RDA (Riding for The Disabled).

    The River Wyle & Nadder forms part of Wilton. Here you can feed the ducks in the summer, & watch people playing bowls on the green. The hotel here is called The Pembroke Arms & sometimes holds physic fairs & other conventions.

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