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Wed 07 Jun 2017

Amesbury

An Overview

Amesbury is a small town situated some 7 miles to the north of Salisbury, close to Stonehenge and is an ideal location just off the A303. It is also close to Boscombe Down air base and sits on the southern fringes of Salisbury Plain. There have been substantial developments in recent times, including the housing estate called Archers Gate, named after the Amesbury Archer. Being situated on the A303 it is an ideal location for industry and has given rise to the Solstice Rise business park.

Things to do

The most popular attraction is the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, which attracts tourists from around the globe. Opened in 2013, the visitor centre houses permanent and temporary exhibitions including nearly 300 archaeological treasures buried at the site. The stones themselves are one of the wonders of the world and the best known prehistoric monuments in Europe. www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge

Shopping

Amesbury is a bustling town with various shops, bakeries and cafes. There is a market every Wednesday with various stalls including seafood and plants.

Schools

There are four schools in Amesbury. The Stonehenge School (www.stonehenge.wilts.sch.uk), Amesbury Archer Primary School (www.amesburyarcher.wilts.sch.uk) and Christ the King Catholic Primary School (www.christtheking.wilts.sch.uk) and Amesbury C of E Primary School (www.amesbury.wilts.sch.uk)