Langford Lakes

Duck Street, Steeple Langford, SALISBURY, Wiltshire, SP3 4NH
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A Grebe bird sits on a nest surrounded by the lake water.
  • A Grebe bird sits on a nest surrounded by the lake water.
  • The cafe view from the lake showing tables and chairs and parasols.
  • Langford Lakes
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  • A blue lake flanked by green bushes
  • Kingfisher Cafe Brockbank Centre
  • Tables and chairs inside the Kingfisher Cafe

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Nestled in the Wylye Valley between Salisbury and Warminster, just off the Great West Way, Langford Lakes nature reserve is an ideal place for bird watching. The four lakes and wet scrape provide a vital stopping off point and resident habitat for about 150 different bird species. The reserve is also home to the popular Kingfisher Cafe. 

Looked after by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Langford Lakes is one of more than 40 nature reserves that the trust maintain across Wiltshire. Other reserves that can be visited by travellers along the Great West Way route include Lower Moor Nature Reserve and Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve near Cricklade, as well as Jones's Mill near Pewsey. 

Visitors can also enjoy locally sourced food and drink at the reserve’s Kingfisher Café, which offers a spectacular view over the main lake – with both indoor and outdoor seating, the café is a great spot to relax at any time of the year, and is sometimes also used for other activities such as yoga classes, work away days, and weddings. Please note that The Kingfisher Café is temporarily closed from 17 June until 11 July. It will reopen under licence to Ed Dibbles on Wednesday 12 July.


We have worked alongside Heritage Ability to produce free downloadable guides on the Langford Lakes website including:

- A large print reserve leaflet

- A visual pre-arrival guide

- An easy read leaflet

- A virtual tour video

We have disabled parking bays next to the entrance to the cafe. We also allow service dogs and mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available to borrow from the cafe.

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Guide Prices

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Unit 1 - Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

There is an on-site car park including disabled and coach parking. Just off the A36 Salisbury to Warminster road, follow signs for The Langfords. In Steeple Langford turn into Duck Street. Reserve entrance is on the left once you have crossed the river.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering - Monthly pop-up-café, check our website for details of openings.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Event venue
  • Open all year
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Drop Off / Pick Up Point
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Free Entry

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* The cafe is open Wednesdays to Fridays 10:30am - 3:30pm, and from 10am - 4pm on weekends.



  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2024

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