Sheer Water, Wiltshire
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Sheer Water, Wiltshire

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Sheer Water is a lake in Lord Bath's Longleat Estate near CentrePark. Tourists pay to visit the House and Safari Park. Locals don't pay to enjoy the walks and fish.

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