While it’s important to follow Government advice right now, staying at home doesn’t have to mean depriving yourself of inspiration. A number of Wiltshire attractions are now offering virtual tours, granting enthusiasts access to all sorts of cultural delights – without compromising on safety. Grab a cuppa and take a look at these Wiltshire virtual tours below…
Stonehenge offers a live view of the stones 24/7 through the Stonehenge Skyscape website. Watch the sun rise and set amongst the stones.
Wiltshire Museum has organised an At Home section on their website featuring DIY craft blogs, learning resources for kids, object stories, interesting documents from the libraries and more.
Salisbury Cathedral are now regularly live-streaming their church services. And that’s not all; Peregrine Falcons have been breeding at the Cathedral for many years. The Cathedral operates live video footage of the nest in preparation for chicks.
STEAM Museum is hosting an ‘A to Z of STEAM’ on their twitter page, highting intriguing objects from its collection.
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust give you the chance to see what’s happening at Wiltshire wildlife spot, Langford Lakes with the live webcam. The Wildlife Trust also have lots of activities and suggestions for things to do on their website, including a guide to spotting butterflies and advice on maintaining your wellbeing and connectivity to nature during lockdown.
Longleat have launched a 30 minute virtual safari tour narrated by Kate Humble, showcasing some of the animals that live at the park.
Hawk Conservancy Trust have launched Hawk TV, featuring video clips from behind the scenes including some of the birds having their annual health checks and a Peregrine Falcon being released back into the wild. Fascinating stuff!
Wiltshire Music Centre will be bringing us concerts to enjoy from home over the coming weeks, beginning with a wonderful video of their Celebrating Age Wiltshire concert featuring music and poetry.
Helen Browning’s Royal Oak has a number of recipes online for hearty cooking you can try from home.
Salisbury Museum have created a virtual tour of their current exhibition, Albert Goodwin: Visionary Landscapes which you can watch online during their closure.
Cotswold Wildlife Park have live webcams of some of their animals. Tune in to watch the meerkats and penguins go about their daily lives…
Museum of Army Flying has colouring sheets and other family-friendly activities and educational resources that can be downloaded from their website. Perfect for the kids while the schools are shut.
The Pounds Art Centre are uploading YouTube videos of reading and activity ideas, with lots more online content planned!
The Roman Baths you can take a Google Street View tour of the Roman Baths: https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/walkthrough. See the Roman Baths on video: https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/videos. Have a go at Roman-themed online games: https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/online-games
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MORE VIRTUAL TOUR LINKS:
UK attractions with virtual tours so you can explore without leaving your house
Tour English Heritage sites from your own home. Two Cornish castles are among the 29 locations brought to life on screen. Click here
10 virtual tours of the world’smost famous landmarks
More London and U.K Virtual tours here
Some European and worldwide virtual tours here
If this has whetted your appetite and you want to visit Wiltshire and learn more about the other monuments in the surrounding landscape then book a guided sightseeing tour with the local travel experts
The Stonehenge Travel and Tour Company
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