English Heritage

English Heritage has some fascinating properties in Wiltshire:

Alexander Keiller Museum, Avebury – Barn and museum

The Stables Gallery houses one of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in Britain

Avebury – Henge

Huge circular bank and ditch and inner circle of great standing stones, covering an area of over 28 acres. Avebury is one of the most impressive prehistoric sites in Britain

Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn – Tithe Barn

Spectacular 14th century monastic stone barn, 51 metres long, with an amazing timber cruck roof.

Bratton Camp and Westbury White Horse – Hillfort and hill figure

Westbury White Horse sits below an Iron Age hillfort. Cut into the hillside in 1778, it replaced an older horse.

Chisbury Chapel – Chapel

Pretty flint-walled and thatched 13th century chapel of St Martin.

Ludgershall Castle and cross – Castle and standing cross

Ruins and earthworks of a royal castle dating mostly from the 12th and 13th centuries, used as a hunting lodge. The remains of the medieval cross stand in the centre of the village.

Hatfield Earthworks (Marden Henge) – Henge

Earthworks of a Neolithic henge and monumental mound, by a loop in the River Avon.

Netheravon Dovecote – Dovecote

18th century brick dovecote, with most of its nesting boxes intact.

Old Sarum – Castle

Site of the original Salisbury, this Iron Age hill fort was where the first cathedral once stood. The Old Sarum Landscapes Project is looking at the archaeology of the area.

Old Wardour Castle – Castle

14th century ruins set in landscaped grounds beside a lake

Silbury Hill, Avebury – Tumulus

The largest artificial mound in Europe, comparable in size to the Egyptian pyramids.

Stonehenge – Henge

Neolithic stone circle. One of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.

The Sanctuary, Avebury – Stone circle

Begun in about 3000 BC as a complex circle of timber posts, later replaced by stones.

West Kennet Avenue, Avebury – Avenue

This ‘avenue’ originally of around 100 pairs of prehistoric standing stones, was raised to form a winding 1 1⁄2 mile ritual link between the pre-existing monuments of Avebury and The Sanctuary.

West Kennet Long Barrow, Avebury – Neolithic tomb

One of the largest and most impressive Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain. Built in around 3650 BC. Nearly 50 people were buried here.

Windmill Hill, Avebury – Enclosure

Classic Neolithic causewayed enclosure, with three concentric but intermittent ditches.

Woodhenge – Henge

Dating from about 2300 BC, markers now replace rings of timber posts, which once possibly supported a ring-shaped building.