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CARTER & MAY ESTATE AGENTS

Estate agents in Amesbury.

An attractive town, sitting on the River Avon just seven 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.

Welcome to Amesbury.

From the small town it once was, it has grown and attracted considerable investment in its infrastructure. Extensive development has created a whole new side to the town, with a wide choice of property at all prices, bringing renewed vibrancy and diversity to the area. While the traditional centre retains independent shops, bakers, butchers, cafés and pubs, many larger superstores have been introduced to service the growing population. As well as free parking and a weekly market, Amesbury has a fascinating museum housing one of Britain’s largest Mesolithic collections.

Amesbury is known for its proximity to Stonehenge, and archaeologists have confirmed that it’s the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the UK, having first been settled around 8820 BC. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones between 4,000 and 5,000 years old. From Amesbury, it’s just a two-mile walk across the historic landscape. Once there, you can 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, you can find further interesting and historical facts at Woodhenge, a Neolithic site which was first recognised in 1925 from aerial photographs.

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 there’s a remarkable town mosaic, telling the story of Amesbury. Also, at Solstice Park, you can see the mighty Ancestor, representing 10,000 years of life in the town.

With easy access to the A303 trunk road, connecting to the M3 for London (around 75 miles away) and to the A30 for the West Country, Amesbury is in a convenient, as well as beautiful, location.

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