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Top 10 Recommended Places To Visit in North Wessex Downs AONB


Marlborough, Wiltshire

Once home to a Nobel Laureate and where Cardinal Wolsey was ordained. Perfect base to explore Avebury, Silbury Hill, Stonehenge etc.

Pewsey Vale

Absolutely stunning vale or stretch of low ground between the rolling Marlborough Downs and the escarpment leading to Salisbury Plain. Highly recommend a weekend here.

Avebury Stone Circle and Village

Village partly inside the Avebury UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are a couple of fine museums here, shops, a pub and great walking. Silbury Hill and other goodies close by.

Lambourn, Berkshire

In the Berkshire Downs and famous as an area in which race horses are trained. Nearby is the Uffington White Horse.

Uffington, Oxfordshire

Village in the White Horse Vale with views across to the famous Uffington White Horse. Great walking and check out Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow on The Ridgeway National Trail.

Aldbourne, Wiltshire

A very pretty village with a large village green next to which is a pub and church. Perfect for a summer's afternoon.

Devizes, Wiltshire

Visit Devizes for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, the Kennet and Avon Canal Museum and Caen Hill Locks, the world's steepest flight of locks.

Calne, Wiltshire

One of Wiltshire's many beautiful towns. Recommended here as Bowood House is close and a must for its house and gardens.

Swindon, Wiltshire

Yes, we mean it. STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway is amazing. Lydiard Park is even better.

Lacock Village, Wiltshire

Stunning National Trust Village. Film location to many films including Harry Potter. Fascinating museum. A must visit destination in the AONB.