This large market town, -
an important woolen centre in the Middle Ages
- lies on the banks of the River Anton, a
tributary of the Test, and boasts the Thruxton
motor racing circuit as well as the Museum of
the Iron Age, which has exhibitions on Celtic
culture and the Danebury hill fort.
Nearby are the Hawk Conservancy, beautiful Harewood Forest and the remains of Ludgershall Castle.