Wilton Carpet factory has been in existence for well over 300 years. The factory was created by the French Weaver brought to England by Lord Pembroke in the beginning of the 18th century to teach the local weavers his skills. Carpets from the factory can be found in all grand houses across the UK, including Buckingham Palace.
The entrance is fronted by a large car park with the River Wylye running through, & an area to feed noisy ducks. Walk over the bridge & you’ll enter the shopping village which is really pretty in Christmas, with light’s & The Salvation Army which plays there every Sunday during Christmas; there is also late night shopping up to 8pm. Wilton shopping village is about 3 miles West of Salisbury along the A30-36 towards Wilton house, it’s clearly signposted along the way.
The factory offers tours at certain times of the year. There discounts for groups & you can get a ticket which let’s you visit Wilton house as well, arrangements to the garden centre can also be made. Prices for the factory are:
Adult - £4
Child - £2
OAP - £3.75
Times for the tours are:
11am, 12.30pm, 200pm, & 3.30pm. The factory is closed Saturday & Sunday. Each tour is 1hr
What to buy: There are many shops in the village including:
Pavers Shoes (Famous brands at discount prices, like Adidas, Puma & Stalanger)
Book Depot (A wide range of books & stationery at very economical prices)
Cotton Traders (Britain’s top rate choice of leisurewear from two of England's former rugby captains, Fran Cotton and Steve Smith)
Jewellery shop in silver
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Julian Graves LTD (nut's, dried fruit etc)
Roman Originals (lusciously novel style’s in ladies manner, at reasonable price)
Carpet shop & factory tours
Restaurant with lift
Scotts of Stow (kitchenware & domestic goods)
Ponden Mill (mixed soft furnishings for your home at direct-from-the-mill prices)
Double Two (Men’s & ladies fashion designs).
The Golf Company (trademark names in kit & garments at low prices. There is the chance to get some real Scottish shortbread; the restaurant has fine local produce of Wiltshire traditions. You can get Whisky here & brand names here at low prices.
What to pay: £10-£1000
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