Amesbury is a delightful English village about 120km southwest of London and a mere three kilometres from the famous Stonehenge. The surrounding countryside as typically English: green and lush and interesting. This village on the River Avon is recognized as the oldest continuously occupied UK settlement. Nearby is also the lesser-known Woodhenge, another Neolithic settlement similar to the one discovered at Boscombe Down.
Amesbury is also conveniently close to Salisbury, and is the burial place of Eleanor of Provence, who was buried here in 1291. The village church is remarkable for the fact that it houses a clock, thought to have been made for the nearby Benedictine Abbey in the 16th cent., that originally had no hands, as it was used only mark the hours of worship.
It’s a beautiful village, filled with wonderfully friendly people and it has some great pubs!
The River Avon near the village.
A typical country scene.
Beautiful English houses near the river.
Another view of the Avon.
Lord’s Walk is just outside the village and offers a delightful stroll along the banks of the Avon.
The gatehouse of the Benedictine Abbey. Today the abbey houses a nursing home.
A cottage in the village.
Queensberry Bridge over the Avon.
Looking down High Street, with the George Hotel on the left, and the New Inn on the right.