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in the county of Wiltshire

About Amesbury

Amesbury is a town near to stonehenge and is one of Wiltshire's most attractive little towns.

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Interesting & Historical Facts about Amesbury

It was written in the 'History of the Kings of Britain' by Geofrey of Monmouth in 1136, that the Wizard Merlin built Stonehenge at request of Arthur as a monument to the Princes of Briton who lay buried there after they had been betrayed and slaughtered by the Saxons led by Hengist. This story was widely accepted until around the 16th century.

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Salisbury

Salisbury (272 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Wiltshire

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction S of Amesbury)

The soaring grace of Salisbury Cathedral's slender spire rises majestically over the town. Higher than any other in the land, at 404 feet, the spire can be seen against the.....

A cottage in Breamore. Hampshire  - (Photo taken in June 2005)

Breamore (20 Pictures)

in the county of Hampshire

(14.7 miles, 23.6 km, direction S of Amesbury)

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Marlborough (11 Pictures)

in the county of Wiltshire

(17.1 miles, 27.5 km, direction N of Amesbury)

Dramatic chalk downs extend from Berkshire into rural Wiltshire, they are particularly rich in pre-historic remains and shelter a wealth of charming market towns and pretty.....

Avebury Stones

Avebury (167 Pictures)

in the county of Wiltshire

(17.9 miles, 28.8 km, direction N of Amesbury)

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Shopping Centre, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Summer 2004

Trowbridge (148 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Wiltshire

(21.2 miles, 34.0 km, direction NW of Amesbury)

Trowbridge is a historic town crammed with attractive stone buildings. It originated as a settlement along the Biss and flourished from the wool and weaving trades and from these periods there remain many magnificent merchant houses...

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A picture of Stonehenge

Stonehenge (172 Pictures)

(2.6 miles, 4.3 km, direction W)

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Mompesson House, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Mompesson House (2 Pictures)

(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction S)

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Salisbury Cathedral (221 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.4 km, direction S)

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Wilton House (19 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.6 km, direction SW)

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Ludgershall Castle, Wiltshire

Ludgershall Castle (10 Pictures)

(9.1 miles, 14.7 km, direction NE)

Romantic, ruined motte and bailey castle, with building works in stone. Parts of the castle date to the 12th-century, it was.....

Fovant Badges, Wiltshire.  - Taken from the air in July 2006

Fovant Badges (6 Pictures)

(12.1 miles, 19.5 km, direction SW)

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Longstock Water Gardens, Longstock, Hampshire

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(13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction E)

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