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Pewsey, Wiltshire, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Nearby National Parks: New Forest
Nearby AONBs: Cotswolds, North Wessex Downs, Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs
Nearby Cities: Salisbury
Select Towns/Villages: Woodborough, Marlborough, Avebury, Devizes, Lacock, Salisbury
World Heritage Site: Stonehenge and Avebury

Prehistory and the Pewsey Vale
Village after which the gorgeous Pewsey Vale gets its name, Pewsey's on the northern fringe of Salisbury Plain. Whilst the area is packed with internationally important prehistory, we'd recommend a weekend break or holiday here for its walking and mountain biking.

Pewsey is close to the attractions that make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are relatively few of these sites in the world and only twenty-five in the UK (excluding three in overseas UK territories). So visit. Avebury is to the north west and Stonehenge to the south by Amesbury. These internationally famous prehistoric sites share a World Heritage designation. See also Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow, The Sanctuary and Woodhenge.

Pewsey Vale and Marlborough Downs are great for walking and mountain biking. The terrain's gentle in comparison to, say, many UK National Parks, but still very rewarding. The most obvious walk or ride is the The Ridgeway National Trail. We'd also highly recommend the downs around Alton Barnes White Horse which look south across the Vale.

Alfred the Great
In the centre of the village is a statue of Alfred the Great, a local landowner, who defeated the Danes at the Battle of Eddington in 878AD. Look out for the Swanborough Tump as you head from Pewsey to the pretty village of Woodborough.

Local attractions
Look out for chalk white horses cut into the downland. Wiltshire's famous for them and there are many around the Vale. Try Pewsey White Horse and Alton Barnes White Horse, Cherhill White Horse and Westbury White Horse.

For history and culture, Salisbury Cathedral is a must. Close to the cathedral is Wilton House and Gardens. Try also Bowood House and Gardens and Lacock Abbey.

Visit Marlborough and Swindon. Salisbury is a superb, compact, city about 30 minutes' drive south of Pewsey. On its outskirts is Old Sarum.

Day trips
If you're coming to this part of the world for the first time and are spending a few weeks here then we'd suggest you take some day trips. Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the south of the Cotswolds not far away. New Forest National Park is to the south and the Dorset AONB to the south west.

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Pewsey St John The Baptist Church

Located in Pewsey, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Built on the site of a Saxon church dating back to the times of Alfred The Great. Nave twelfth century, tower sixteenth. A popular and well used local church. Beautiful Victorian stained glass windows...

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Pewsey Vale

Located in Pewsey, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

A vale or stretch of low ground between the rolling Marlborough Downs and the escarpment leading to Salisbury Plain. Part of the North Wessex Downs AONB. Exceptional views from Woodborough Hill and Picked Hill. Runs from...

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Pewsey Alfred The Great Statue

Located in Pewsey, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Situated in the centre of Pewsey Town. Alfred, the great Anglo-Saxon King of Wessex, was a local landowner. He defeated the Danes at the Battle of Eddington in 878 AD. Statue carved in the early twentieth century to cele...

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October Cottage
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Approximately 5.2 miles away.

Rates: 353 - 717 Per Week

Standing in its own large and secluded garden this delightful Grade II listed picturesque thatched cottage is very comfortably furnished spacious light and sunny. Situated in a small and peaceful hamlet between Salisbury...

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Ivy House, Marlborough
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Approximately 5.8 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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Castle And Ball, Wiltshire
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Approximately 5.8 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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