Woodhenge is well worth a visit, especially if you are also heading to the nearby World Heritage Site of Stonehenge (located approximately 2 miles away).  

Dating from 2300 BC, Woodhenge is thought to have marked a particular stage in the evolution of human religious belief and community organisation. This found a more permanent form in nearby Stonehenge.

Originally believed to be the remains of a large burial mound, you will be able to identify the concrete markers that stand there today - these replace the six concentric rings of timber posts which are believed to have once supported a ring-shaped building.  

There is evidence that it was in use around 1800 BC.  It is possible that the banks and ditches were used for defensive purposes in addition to its ceremonial function.

Come and see the past and envisage what it might have been like!

Contact Amesbury Town Council

Amesbury Clerk, Amesbury Town Council,
2 Flower Court,
Flower Lane,
Amesbury,
SP4 7JE

Phone: 01980 622999
Email: amesburyclerk@btconnect.com

 

The Bowman Centre: 01980 623700
Email:bowmancentre@hotmail.com