"Smalltown Wiltshire" Amesbury by Sjalen

Amesbury Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 13 photos

Amesbury is a small town just outside Salisbury - in fact the town closest to Stonehenge but not many people know where it is. We spent some time here in between buses when exploring Wiltshire, as was a bit of a transport hub for when you want to see both Stonehenge and Avebury the same day (nowadays you have to change back at Salisbury instead). Just outside Amesbury is the great Salisbury Plain with all its many army bases which are like little towns in themselves. Not the prettiest sights, but you only really come across them if you side track with public transport. Otherwise, you will just be fascinated by the many crossings for tanks everywhere along the major road to Marlborough. Small and sleepy, the town itself still has an attractive side to it in the form of nice cottages and a lively centre where people meet in the cafes or whilst shopping at Coop.

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  • Pros:Lovely riverside area, great cafes
  • Cons:A certain small-town mentality, army presence
  • In a nutshell:A Stonehenge base
  • Last visit to Amesbury: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Apr 24, 2007 at 8:23 AM

    Interesting little page Charlotta! I visited Woodhenge years ago (I lived in Wiltshire for a couple of years) - must dig out the photos! ;))


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