News and events

Meet author Philippa Gregory

04 October 2017

Lesley Bates meets celebrated popular author Philippa Gregory ahead of her visit to Salisbury Cathedral. WHEN, IN October 1517, German priest and theologian Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses, challenging the power of the Catholic Church in Rome, to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, it sent political and religious shock waves across Europe.

My Wiltshire: Justin Hayward

04 October 2017

The Moody Blues' frontman Justin Hayward, who wrote Nights in White Satin, remembers his Swindon roots in an interview by Geoff Ford.

Paint your garden with our colour chart

04 October 2017

Head gardener Alan Power reveals how you can take Stourhead home with you and create a splash of colour in your own garden. The full article is in the November issue, out now.

Around the County

04 October 2017

Discover the news from around the county in the November issue of Wiltshire Life, out now. Here's a taster...

What's on in November?

04 October 2017

Wrap up warm and head for Stourhead, visit an art exhibition or meet an armour expert.

Bromham: Eden with pumpkins

05 September 2017

​We’re approaching the only time of year when many people think about pumpkins, not for culinary purposes but for carving out Halloween lanterns.

Why Warminster is out of this world

05 September 2017

BENEATH THE chalk downland, with its abundant flora and fauna, you’ll find Warminster, which lies on the edge of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A spotter's guide to clouds

01 September 2017

In Britain the changing seasons, by which I mean spring and autumn, are the better ones for cloud spotting. The reason is because there’s more activity happening.

Desperately seeking biscuits and guides

01 September 2017

A ​FEW SUNDAYS ago a ripple ran through the cathedral community after the biscuits laid out for congregational tea and coffee went walkabout, snaffled by a group of visiting Italian language students. ‘Biscuitgate’, as it has since become known, confirms the universally acknowledged truth, that no biscuit left out in the open is safe around teenagers, and the that those who ‘work’ the cathedral floor have to be prepared for literally anything.

Why I'm not the only Viking in Ludgershall

01 September 2017

'Vikings for all occasions, no raid too small' read the small ad on a website listing resources for the organisers of fetes. I had to find out more.