As I only past Woodhenge by bus, I have no photo, but this site, from 2300 B.C. or thereabouts, was in fact bigger and more important than nearby Stonehenge and is a part of the same World Heritage. The problem here is that much was built of wood as the name indicates, so it hasn't survived times as well. What you see today are concrete poles put in place to show where the six wood circles have been. It might not sound impressive but this in fact gives a great sense of the size of it all and people still flock here at the summer solstice. The henge is just outside Amesbury and you might pass it whilst driving to Stonehenge further away. If you come by public transport you have to catch one of the buses from Amesbury passing Stonehenge Inn at Durrington (nowhere near Stonehenge itself) to end up somewhat near it.
This 4500 year old (or so) monument which people are constantly stunned by is of course the biggest sight in Amesbury. In fact, getting to Stonehenge from Amesbury is the best way to approach the stones as you then drive downhill with them in front of you - an amazing angle.
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A303 Eastbound Countess Servic, Amesbury, EN SP4
Good for: Solo
42 High St, Amesbury, SP4 7DR, GB
Good for: Business
Hotel service was provided by teenagers with a couple of 20 somethings in charge over night . Food...more
The restaurant was nicely decorated inside. We sat at a table set for 7.
Service was good and the food arrived quickly.
My one complaint was that the drinks- lemonade and ginger ale- had both been watered down with soda water, so were somewhat tasteless.
The food was good and sufficient.
Favorite Dish: I like the beef [name forgotten] which was crispy and sweet and sour.
The satay chicken; lemon chicken with ginger were both very good.
If you don't have your own car, bus is the way to get to Amesbury and there are frequent buses to Salisbury city centre but also to Swindon and Marlborough. This used to be a changing point for people wanting to see both Stonehenge and Avebury in one day but now you have to go back to Salisbury to change buses.