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5. Mompesson House

Top 10 ten places to visit in South West England - Salisbury and Wiltshire

Mompesson House

When walking into the celebrated Cathedral Close in Salisbury, visitors step back into a past world, and on entering Mompesson House, featured in the award-winning film Sense and Sensibility, the feeling of leaving the modern world behind is deepened.
The tranquil atmosphere is enhanced by the magnificent plasterwork, fine period furniture and graceful oak staircase, which are the main features of this perfectly proportioned Queen Anne house. In addition, the Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses is of national importance. The delightful walled garden has a pergola and traditionally planted herbaceous borders.

Don't miss
Perch on the window seats to admire the fine plasterwork.
Children, seek out all the human faces in the mouldings.
In cooler weather, sit in the Library by the fire.

Making the most of your day
Regular croquet sessions on the lawn for people of all ages and ability. Hands-on craft sessions. Music includes pianists playing a 1790s Broadwood square piano and Northumbrian Pipers sessions.

Mompesson House Address:
Mompesson House
The Close
England, UK

Mompesson House Opening Times:
13th March to 31st October, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 
Open Good Friday. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Mompesson House Admission:
House and Garden
Adult £5.50
Child £2.75
Family £13.75

Garden Only
Reduced rate when arriving by public transport (valid ticket must be shown)

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