Wiltshire's Famous Landmarks
Sitting on the edge of Solstice Park, the Amesbury Archer represents the ancient people that once lived in the Amesbury area. If you are driving along the A303 then you will probably spot him.
Caen Hill Locks
Near to Devizes are the impressive Caen Hill Locks. 29 locks in very quick succession take canal boats along the Kennet & Avon Canal here.
On Fyfield Down, near Marlborough lies Devil’s Den – the remains of a Neolithic passage grave.
Durrington Walls and Woodhenge
Just north of Amesbury, and forming part of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site there has been a lot of archaeological interest in this area. Archaeologists believe that Durrington Walls was a place of feasts and rituals.
Woodhenge sits alongside Durrington Walls and is believed to be the remains of a large burial mound. Today you can see concrete markers that indicate where the wooden posts once stood.
Located northeast of Salisbury, Figsbury Ring is an Iron Age fort now under the care of the National Trust. Popular with walkers and with exceptional views of the surrounding Wiltshire countryside, the chalky landscape is also home to some rare and unusual plants.
On the Longleat Estate, Heaven’s Gate offers spectacular views over towards Longleat House. Look out for the sculpture here too.
King Alfred’s Tower
On the Stourhead estate, King Alfred’s Tower offers spectacular views over Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset. Although the Tower is not open all of the time, there are enjoyable walks that can be enjoyed from this site.
Visitors to Cherhill White Horse will note that nearby there’s the Lansdowne Monument (also known as the Cherhill Monument). The monument was erected by the Third Marquis of Lansdowne who owned the nearby Bowood estate.
National Trust land on the south-east side of Salisbury complete with brick folly.
Silbury Hill is the largest Neolithic construction of its type in Europe and is closely located to Avebury. It’s suggested that Silbury Hill was built around 2400 BC.
West Kennet Long Barrow
One of the largest Neolithic burial chambers in Britain forming part of the Avebury World Heritage Site.
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