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Top 10 Recommended Things To Do in North Wessex Downs AONB


Avebury Stone Circle World Heritage Site

Part of the Stonehenge and Avebury UNESCO World Heritage Site. Super place. Museums, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow all here.

Silbury Hill

The tallest man-made prehistoric hill in Europe. Built around 5000 years ago, Silbury Hill is 130 feet (40 metres) high. Managed by English Heritage.

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

The most famous prehistoric site in the United Kingdom. On the southern edge of Salisbury Plain and just outside the AONB.

Uffington White Horse on White Horse Hill

White chalk horse carved into the Ridgeway escarpment. Excellent walking and views.

Berkshire Downs

Best known for its training areas for horse racing around Lambourn, a downland area roughly running from Swindon eastwards towards Reading.

STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway

Museum of the Great Western Railway (GWR) celebrating the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Top place.

Lydiard House

Lydiard House, Lydiard Park, Lydiard Walled Garden, Lydiard Church. One of our discoveries of Wiltshire when we lived there. Go.

Bowood House and Gardens

Set in 2000 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown, a stunning example of a Georgian country house and gardens.

Alton Barnes White Horse

One of a series of White Horses across Wiltshire. This one is easily accessible and has extraordinary views across Pewsey Vale to Salisbury Plain.

Caen Hill Locks

The world's steepest flight of locks. Really impressive. Go to the Kennet and Avon Canal Museum when you visit.