Only a short drive from
the megalith of Stonehenge, this old Wiltshire
town lies on the sprawling Salisbury Plain.
Close by is the Iron Age earthwork Vespasian’s Camp.
In 2002 archaeologists unearthed an Early Bronze Age man on the site of a new housing estate.
Dubbed the ‘Amesbury archer’, he was found together with arrowheads and flint tools.
Amesbury Abbey was the one-time residence of the dukes of Queensberry and, according to an account by Thomas Mallory, was the final refuge of Guinevere following the death of her husband, King Arthur.