Amesbury is known for its proximity to Stonehenge and it has been confirmed by archaeologists that it is the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the United Kingdom, having been first settled around 8820 BC. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones that is between 4,000 and 5,000 years old. From Amesbury there is a very pleasurable and interesting two mile walk/ across the historic landscape, to the amazing site at which you can take the opportunity to visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man!
Just to the north, further interesting and historical facts are also to be found at Woodhenge, a neolithic site which was first recognised in 1925 via aerial photographs and which is also certainly worth a visit.
An attractive town, sitting on the River Avon, just 7 miles north of Salisbury on the southern fringes of Salisbury Plain, Amesbury has an interesting history and highly respected military background that continues to the present day.
From the small town it once was, Amesbury has grown and considerable investment has resulted in an infrastructure suited to the evolving centre it is becoming. Extensive development has created a whole new side to the town, with a wide choice of property in all brackets, bringing renewed vibrancy and diversity to the area. Whilst the traditional town centre retains independent shops, bakers, butchers, cafés and pubs, many larger superstores have been introduced to service the growing population that are turning this town into a thriving base. With free parking and its own weekly market, Amesbury is also proud to own a breath taking museum housing one of Britain’s largest mesolithic collection and an amazing story.
To the south of the town lies Archers Gate, named after the Amesbury Archer who was found near there. A sculpture depicting the Archer stands in the arcade at Archers Gate and an incredible town mosaic can be seen, telling the story of Amesbury; whilst at Solstice Park you can also see the mighty Ancestor, representing 10,000 years of life in the tow
Very well located, with ease of access to the A303 trunk road, connecting the M3 and the A30, London (approximately 75 miles) and the West Country, Amesbury is the ideal location for those searching for an easily accessible home.