Stonehenge hotel near Salisbury, Wiltshire

Stay in Amesbury

b and b, Stonehenge & Salisbury
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Stonehenge - photo taken by Gareth Wiscombe on 30th July 2007

Stonehenge

The ancient Stone Circle of Stonehenge is just 2 miles from Fairlawn House.

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The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor

Amesbury itself has the parish church of St. Mary and St. Melor which is even older than Salisbury Cathedral and well worth a visit. Legend has it that Queen Guinevere, wife of King Arthur came to visit the church.

Read about Amesbury and The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor

 

Church of St. Mary and St. Melor in Amesbury - photo taken by Michael Lee, Ottawa, Canada
Salisbury Cathedral - photo taken by Toby Oxborrow aka Mr Wabu on 6th August 2004

Salisbury Cathedral

You are just 15 minutes from Salisbury Cathedral. The gothic Cathedral contains the world's oldest working clock (from AD 1386) and has one of the four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta.

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Avebury

Visit the largest stone circle in the world in the beautiful village of Avebury.

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Avebury stone circle - photo taken by Colin Eric on 21st October 2007
Longleat House - photo taken by Andrew Nesbitt http://teabass.com/

Longleat

Longleat House is a great example of high Elizabethan architecture. This magnificent stately home is open to the public and Longleat Safari Park as shown on the BBC's Animal Park is worth a visit too.

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Motor Racing

Thruxton is 4 miles away - close enough for a day out but certainly far enough away to avoid the crowds and the noise. We also have Salisbury Race course with a programme of meetings throughout the summer.

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Photo taken by David Merrett aka Dave Hamster on 13th June 2009
Stourhead pantheon and gardens - photo taken by Owen Benson aka obenson on 16th August 2004 http://www.owenbenson.co.uk/

Stourhead

Stourhead's Palladian mansion and spectacular 18th century landscape garden, encompassing classical temples and a backdrop of rare and exotic trees, is world famous.

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Sky Diving, Flying and Parachuting

Not for the feint of heart, Salisbury is also a home for Sky Diving and Flying. Read about the Army Parachute Association

 

Photo taken by Fernando de Sousaon aka Looking Glass on 16th April 2008
Photo taken by United States Marine Corps

 

Golf

For the golfer, there are a number of local courses, and information about booking is available at the hotel.

Fly fishing

There are also a number of local fly fishing courses in the area.

 

The Art of Fly Fishing by Keith Roberts aka wilderness140 taken on 23rd May 2009
Crop circles 04 taken by Le Petit Poulailler on 17th March 2008 http://www.petitpoulailler.blogspot.com/

Crop Circles

And for those interested in the mysterious, the area is famous for having more crop circles than anywhere else in the world!

Read about crop circles