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Things to do in Amesbury

Small Wiltshire town and parish famous for the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge.

Amesbury is a Wiltshire town and civil parish, located in the River Avon valley on the southern fringes of Salisbury Plain. It is famous for the nearby prehistoric monument of Stonehenge and the discovery of the Amesbury Archer in 2002.

Known for...   Stonehenge, Old Sarum, Amesbury Archer, Salisbury Plain, Boscombe Down and Solstice Park


Did you know...

  • Known also in history as Ambrosbury, Ambresbury and Amblesberie.
  • Humans have been living in this place continuously for over 4000 years.
  • Over 200 burial mounds are in the area as well as the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge and its nearby predecessor Woodhenge.



 

  Attractions

Stonehenge Landscape FREE

National Trust - Ancient ceremonial landscape of great archaeological and wildlife interest.
near Amesbury
SP4 7DE

 

Stonehenge By Coach

Stonehenge is the most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and is now a world heritage site.
Wiltshire
SP4 7DE

 

Woodhenge

English Heritage - Dating from about 2300 BC, markers now replace rings of timber posts.
near Durrington
Wiltshire
SP4 8LR

 

Netheravon Dovecote

English Heritage - Charming and elegant 18th century brick dovecote, still with most of its 700 or more nesting boxes intact.
Netheravon
Wiltshire
SP4 9RQ

 

Cholderton Charlie's Farm

Hands on activity farm. Great family day out.
Amesbury Road
Cholderton
Salisbury
SP4 0EW

01980629438

Recommended by Jo Wilkinson, Salisbury
“Its great for kids and families, lots of area to explore, animals to pet, parks to play in, indoor play areas for rainy days, pig races, tractor rides, hunts for prizes and loads more! Cheap day out with the kids and will last all day!”

 

Stonehenge

English Heritage - World famous stone circle and World Heritage Site.
Off A344 Road
Amesbury
Wiltshire
SP4 7DE

 
 

  Parks

Woodhenge Picnic Site FREE

Woodhenge picnic area is a Council countryside facility situated adjacent to the historic site of Woodhenge.
Countess Road
Durrington
Wiltshire
SP4 7AR

 

Langford Lakes FREE

If you love birds and like walking by tranquil lakes then Langford Lakes is the perfect spot for you to visit.
Duck Street
Hanging Langford
Wiltshire
SP3 4PA

 
 

  Golf

Stonehenge Golf Centre

At Stonehenge Golf Centre we offer a whole range of golf activities situated within first class surroundings.
Durrington Field, Larkhill
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP4 8PY

 

Tidworth Garrison Golf Club

Tidworth Garrison Golf Club is a private members club, founded in 1908, it is one of Wiltshire's finest courses boasting excellent turf and some truly memorable holes.
Bulford Road
Tidworth
Wiltshire
SP9 7AF

 

Upavon Golf Club

There have been golf holes laid out on the site at Upavon since 1912 when the area was used for recreation by the newly-formed Royal Flying Corps just before the First World War.
Douglas Avenue
Upavon
Nr Pewsey
Wiltshire
SN9 6BQ

 

High Post Golf Club

Golf Club.
Great Durnford
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP4 6AT

 

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