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King Alfred's Tower, Wiltshire


  • Located in Stourton, Wiltshire, South West England, England
  • Eighteenth century tower on the Stourhead Estate offering stunning views across Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset
  • Climb 205 steps to the top, 1000ft (306m) above sea level
  • Designed by architect Henry Flitcroft on behalf of Henry Hoare II
  • Commemorates Alfred the Great, a Saxon king who supposedly raised his standard against the Danes here before a decisive battle in 878
  • Tower also marks accession of George III and the end of the Seven Years War
  • Inscription on side of tower reads: ALFRED THE GREAT/AD 879 on this summit/Erected his standard/Against Danish Invaders/To Him We owe the Origin of Juries/The Establishment of a Militia/The Creation of a Naval Force/ALFRED the light of a Benighted Age/Was a Philosopher and a Christian/The Father of his People/The Founder of the English/MONARCHY AND LIBERTY

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King Alfred's Tower, Wiltshire


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Stourhead Estate

Located in Stourton, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 2.0 miles away.

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Approximately 2.0 miles away.

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Approximately 2.0 miles away.

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Approximately 3.3 miles away.

Total Rooms: 8; Rates: 30 - 120 Per Night

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The Somerset Arms, Warminster
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Total Rooms: 6; Rates: 76 - 105 Per Night

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The Bath Arms, Warminster Wiltshire
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Approximately 5.7 miles away.

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