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North Wessex Downs AONB, Visitor & Tourism Guide



In southern England, straddling the counties of Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Berkshire. Covers the Berkshire Downs, the White Horse Hills, the Marlborough Downs, Pewsey Vale and Savernake Forest. To its north east, the North Wessex Downs AONB runs into the Chilterns AONB. Just beyond its eastern border are Newbury, Basingstoke and Reading.

'This is pure downland, the breasted hills curved as if under the influence of a great melody. It is beautiful, a quiet, and unrenowned and a most visibly ancient landscape'. Edward Thomas, English poet and journalist 1878-1917.

Home to Avebury Stone Circle World Heritage Site (note that Stonehenge is not part of the North Wessex Downs AONB), Silbury Hill, the Kennet and Avon Canal, Wansdyke, Cherhill White Horse, Ludgershall Castle, Uffington White Horse, Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow.

External Links
www.northwessexdowns.org.uk
www.countryside.gov.uk

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Savernake Forest

Located in Marlborough, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 1.6 miles away.

Privately owned and just outside the Wiltshire market town of Marlborough, Savernake is an ancient forest covering 4500 acres. King Henry VIII stayed here shortly after the execution of Anne Boleyn in 1536, met Jane Seym...

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Ailesbury Column in Savernake Forest

Located in Marlborough, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 2.3 miles away.

Located in Savernake Forest just up the road from Marlborough. Views to Tottenham House (a palladian mansion built in 1820, now being developed into a luxury hotel by Buena Vista Hospitality Group of Tampa, Florida to be...

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Marlborough Downs

Located in Marlborough, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 2.8 miles away.

The Marlborough Downs is a downland area around the Wiltshire market town of Marlborough. The UNESCO Avebury Stone Circle World Heritage Site is within the area. Near the stone circle are Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long B...

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Castle And Ball, Wiltshire
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Approximately 3.0 miles away.

Total Rooms: 34; Rates: 50 - 159 Per Night

Rich in historic character and traditional charm, the Castle and Ball is situated in the centre of Britaina s widest high street, on a site that has occupied an inn since the 15th century...

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Ivy House, Marlborough
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Approximately 3.0 miles away.

Total Rooms: 28; Rates: 45 - 80 Per Night

On the High Street, in the heart of the market town of Marlborough in Wiltshire, this beautifully preserved Georgian building offers free parking, great food and charming individually decorated rooms...

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The Inn With The Well, Marlborough
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Approximately 4.1 miles away.

Total Rooms: 6; Rates: 50 - 80 Per Night

This charming family-run inn has an attractive and tranquil setting in the midst of the rolling Marlborough Downs, with great access to the regiona s major road network...

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