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Explore the history of medieval Ludgershall

The town of Ludgershall, just north of Salisbury in Wiltshire, has a rich history dating back to medieval England. It's the site of the Ludgershall preaching cross, which dates back to the 14th century, as well as the ruins of a medieval castle.

Nearby, you'll find the country's famous stone circle, Stonehenge, as well as a visitor centre where you can come face to face with a 5,500-year-old man.

Long walks in the North Wessex Downs

Ludgershall sits on the edge of the North Wessex Downs, a stunning expanse of countryside made up of rolling fields and ancient woodlands.

As well as being the site of Highclere Castle, the real Downton Abbey, and the Avebury stone circle, the Downs is the perfect place to get some fresh air with a country walk. Find a walk to suit you from the North Wessex Downs website.


Located 16 miles south of Ludgershall, Salisbury is Wiltshire's only cathedral city. It has a wealth of attractions to explore, from the 13th-century cathedral, the working 14th-century clock, and the original copy of the Magna Carta.

There's plenty more to see and do here, too. Spend an afternoon browsing the busy high street, or take a break at Larmer Tree Gardens. You'll find plenty of specialist museums as well, including the popular Boscombe Down Aviation Collection.

Looking for accommodation in Ludgershall? Travelodge Andover Hotel is ten minutes away, close to bustling Andover town centre and the British Army headquarters, while at Travelodge Amesbury Stonehenge Hotel you're just five miles from the world-famous heritage site.