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.
Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm An ideal day out for families down at the farm.
Ludgershall Castle A ruined castle in a delightful small village.
Heale House Gardens 3.7 miles The house is private but the 8 acres of gardens are open, and include a Water Garden and Japanese Garden, shop, etc.
If you are here Salisbury is the place to visit.
Towns Near Amesbury To Visit - straight line distance:Salisbury (7.17 miles) Wilton (7.19 miles) Middle Wallop (8.59 miles) Andover (12.91 miles)