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South WiltshireAmesbury

Amesbury, often overlooked by visitors to the nearby famous Stonehenge, the town is on a bend in the River Avon, crossed by a 5 arched Palladian bridge.

Visit the abbey that stands in a park, where the trees represent the position of the ships at the Battle of Trafalgar. The abbey is on the site of a priory where King Arthur's Queen Guinevere lived after the Kings death.

The Norman church of St Mary and Melor is worth a look.

But you must see Woodhenge, discovered from aerial photographs in the 1920's, the post holes are marked where a huge roofed timber building once stood in prehistoric times.

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What To See -

Amesbury Tourist Attractions

 
Stonehenge, on the A303/A360 junction, National Trust, the stones themselves, popular with all visitors although you are now kept some distance away from the stones, but you get a clear look, probably the most famous prehistoric monument in the world, possibly 1800 BC, you have to use the car park and walk to the stones, although there are plans to tunnel the busy roads. Get a leaflet to show you walks to mounds in the immediate area. Tel: 01980 624715  Admission Charge
 
Woodhenge, A345 just north of the A303, 6 rings of timber posts mark the  site of this wooden building.
 
Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm, off the A388 as you travel east on the A303, a farm park with animals, tractor rides, playgrounds, nature trails, shop, etc, Tel: 01980 629438 Admission Charge Open: Apr-Oct
 
Ludgershall Castle, A303 east north on A338 then east on A3026 to this small village with a ruined royal castle, right on the Hampshire border, with a pretty church in the village.
 
 

Where To Stay in Amesbury

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Antrobus Hotel 15 Church Street Amesbury SP4 7EU  MAP
In the ancient town of Amesbury, this charming hotel is a 17th-century Listed coaching inn, with a picturesque garden. Stonehenge and Salisbury are close by.

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Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge Mid Summer Place, Solstice Par Amesbury SP4 7SQ  MAP
The Holiday Inn Stonehenge is located on the a303 in the heart of Wiltshire and is an ideal location for Stonehenge, Salisbury, Thruxton, Longleat and many more attractions.

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Guest Houses Bed & Breakfasts Inns and Other Hotels


George Hotel High Street Amesbury SP4 7ET  MAP
Comfortable hotel offering ideal accommodation for both business and leisure. Relaxed restaurant with wide choice of menu. an a good base for exploring the local area.

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Mandalay 15 Stonehenge Road Amesbury SP4 7BA  MAP
A 15-minute walk from Amesbury town centre and a 3-minute drive to Stonehenge, Mandalay was built in 1930 and offers free Wi-Fi and homely bedrooms with en suite facilities.

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Fairlawn House 42 High Street Amesbury SP4 7DL  MAP
Situated in historic Amesbury, this beautiful Georgian hotel is just 2 miles from Stonehenge. Fairlawn House offers cooked breakfasts, a traditional restaurant and free Wi-Fi access.

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Holiday Cottages


Rose Cottage Berwick St James near Amesbury SP3 4TS Tel: 01244 357717  MAP
Rose Cottage is a delightful 17th century, detached cottage in the Wiltshire village of Berwick St James, close to Stonehenge and Salisbury....
Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Pets allowed. Changeover Day: Fri Price Guide: 274 - 661 a week.

Phone Bookings & Enquiries: 01244 357717
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Days Out in and around Amesbury

If you are here Salisbury is the place to visit.

Towns near Amesbury To Visit - straight line distance:

Salisbury Tourist Information (7.17 miles) Wilton Tourist Information (7.19 miles) Middle Wallop Tourist Information (8.59 miles) Andover Tourist Information (12.91 miles)

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