An Ivy clad pub/hotel in Amesbury
A Town has existed where Amesbury now lies for over a thousand years - where the old track from London
to the West of England crossed the Salisbury Avon.
Map locator - Amesbury
Amesbury old bridge
Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies and Charles Dickens have all left their marks here, and are celebrated in the old buildings and memorial notices of various types.
History all around us
These days, the old coaching inns do a roaring trade in accommodation and food for visitors to Salisbury
, all of which are within 10 miles.
The Antrobus Arms
If you want to get rather more away from the crowds, perhaps visit Larkhill
, other parts of Salisburyplain
in the Avon Valley, or Woodhenge
As well as being a tourist town, Amesbury is the main shopping town for many of the military personnel who are based at Boscome Down on the hill just outside the town, and at other bases in the area; this makes it a thriving, bustling place - especially when there's something like a local wedding on.
A fine marriage ride