Tuesday 26 March 2013

Avebury a Village in The Stones
Avebury a Village in The Stones

World-famous stone circle and on-site museum at the heart of a prehistoric landscape

In the 1930s, the pretty village of Avebury, partially encompassed by the stone circle of this World Heritage Site, was witness to the excavations of archaeologist Alexander Keiller. Keiller opened the museum here to display his findings in 1938 in the old stable building of Avebury Manor where he lived.
In re-erecting many of the stones, Keiller uncovered the true wonder of one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe. You can see his fascinating finds on display in the museum, still housed in the stables but now also in the 17th-century threshing barn, where interactive displays and activities for children bring the landscape to life.
Avebury Manor has just reopened following a major transformation for a new BBC series entitled The Manor Reborn.

Monday 25 March 2013

Best Western Red Lion Hotel, Salisbury, United Kingdom

 Best Western Red Lion Hotel, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Set in a beautiful 13th-century building, the Red Lion Hotel has an award-winning restaurant furnished with antiques. Handmade furnishings made on site feature in each individually decorated room. Located in Salisbury’s historic city centre, Red Lion is just 400 metres from the cathedral.

Shops, bars and restaurants are within 150 metres and Salisbury Playhouse is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Best Western Red Lion Hotel. The rail station can be reached after a 15-minute walk and the New Forest National Park is 15 minutes’ drive away.

Overlooking the quaint courtyard, the Victoria Lounge has oak beams and 2 log fires. Coffee, tea, cakes and a choice of light dishes are all served in this lounge. Real ales are served in the striped 1220 Bar and locally sourced, fresh produce is available on the Vine Restaurant’s menu.

A selection of toiletries and a hair dryer is included in each room’s private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi access, a TV and tea and coffee making facilities are also provided.
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The Cathedral Hotel, Salisbury

The Cathedral Hotel dates from the 18th-century and offers contemporary style and comfort within the heart of Salisbury city centre. It is just a few minutes’ walk from Salisbury's famous St Mary's Cathedral, shops, restaurants and local attractions.

The rooms include free Wi-Fi, and a 22-inch flat-screen TV with Freeview channels. Each room has a ceiling fan, and the bathrooms all come with heated towel rails. Guests can also enjoy plentiful tea, coffee and hot chocolate supplies.

Food is available all day until late, with a range of traditional English fayre including locally sourced steaks, burgers, homemade pies and great fish and chips. You can enjoy breakfast from 07:00 until 10:00 Monday to Saturday and from 8:00 until 10:00 on Sunday.


Guest house Cricket Field House, Salisbury, United Kingdom

A mile from Salisbury city centre, this 4-star (AA) B&B is in its own beautiful gardens, well situated on the A36 for Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Old Sarum and Longleat.

Cricket Field House is totally non-smoking. Each individually furnished room is en suite and has tea/coffee, a hairdryer, a flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi. Rooms are in the main house or the pavilion annexe.

The house has a well-equipped meeting room and free private parking for 30 cars. A hot snack menu is available from Monday to Friday (14:00-20:30).

In 2009, Cricket Field House won the Visit Wiltshire Tourism Award at the South Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards. Please note that children under 14 cannot be accommodated at Cricket Field House.
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The Swan Inn, Salisbury, United Kingdom

This 150-year old coaching inn features individually designed, stylish rooms, real ales, and fresh, local cuisine. Set within the picturesque Wylye Valley, ancient Salisbury is just a 10-minute drive away.

The Swan Inn’s beautifully decorated rooms all boast colourful and modern individual furnishings with tiled, private bathrooms and toiletries. Rooms also enjoy lovely views of the River Wylye and surrounding countryside.

Guests at The Swan can enjoy award-winning breakfasts made with all local produce, or fresh, home-cooked meals from the seasonal menu or specials board in the restaurant.

The Swan’s traditional, wood and flagstone-floored bar offers a range of real cask ales and an extensive wine list.

There is also a riverside garden, where it is free for guests to fish, and a skittle alley.

The ancient monument of Stonehenge is only 15 minutes’ drive away, while the stunning 13th Century Salisbury Cathedral is a 10-minute drive. Free parking is also available.


Rokeby Guest House, Salisbury, United Kingdom

This 4 star, Silver Award guest house is situated in an elegant Edwardian house in Salisbury and offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and luxurious bedrooms.

There is a half acre landscaped garden which guests are free to use in the warmer weather. Winner of the Quality in Tourism Breakfast Award, the guest house serves a hearty breakfast in the dining room, overlooking the garden and the beautiful conservatory. Rokeby is fully licenced with the purchase of alcohol available on request.

The guest house is only half a mile from Salisbury Cathedral and the city centre, and 8 miles away from Stonehenge. 20 minutes' drive from New Forest, the property is conveniently located for Bath and Bournemouth, 1 hour's drive away.
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Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel, Salisbury

Located in the city centre, this elegant, Georgian hotel with pillared entrance boasts modern rooms and private parking. Guests can find a restaurant, a lounge and a courtyard on site.

The rooms at the Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel are decorated in earthy colours and they all have an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities.

The Squires Restaurant specialises in British cuisine and has an informal lounge serving snacks, light meals and cream teas throughout the day. The lounge also serves pre and after-dinner drinks.

In the heart of Salisbury, the Mercure Salisbury is also just 20 minutes to Stonehenge and 10 minutes to Old Sarum. New Forest is a short drive away.


The Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel, Salisbury

This 13th-century coaching inn has stunning views across the River Avon to the Salisbury Cathedral. It has a bar, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi and Salisbury Railway Station is just 10 minutes away.

All rooms are nicely decorated and have tea/coffee making facilities, a bath and a shower and a hairdryer. Some rooms have wooden period features, some have river views.

A Continental breakfast is served each morning, with the option of a full cooked breakfast as extra. The Pavilion Restaurant offers elegant surroundings, attractive menus and fine wines and it has patio doors leading directly onto the terrace area. The Avon Bar is also available for something a little less formal.

Some of the local attractions include Stonehenge which is 20 minutes away and the New Forest which is 35 minutes away. Salisbury/Harnham Racecourse and Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club are close by."



Guest house Fairlawn House, Amesbury

Situated in historic Amesbury, this beautiful Georgian hotel is just 2 miles from Stonehenge. Fairlawn House offers full English and continental breakfasts made from local produce and served in the wooden-beamed dining room. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

The Grade II listed building houses spacious bedrooms, each with a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee facilities. All rooms feature a work desk and a private modern bathroom with a hairdryer.

Just off the A303 road, Fairlawn House Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Salisbury centre. Free parking is available nearby, and the beautiful New Forest National Park is just a 30-minute drive away.


George Hotel, Amesbury, United Kingdom

Situated in Amesbury, in scenic Wiltshire, George Hotel is a 5-minute drive from Stonehenge. The historical hotel was built in the 13th-century, and features a traditional restaurant and ale bar.
Rooms at The George have private bathrooms and tea/coffee facilities. Rooms also have a multi-channel TV, and many have wonderful original features.
The cosy bar has exposed oak beams and open fires, and offers a range of real ales and snacks. The restaurant serves classic English cuisine, hearty breakfasts and traditional carvery lunches.
There is also a Sports Bar, featuring Sky Sports, a pool table and darts.Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the hotel, and free parking is available on site.
Located just off the A303 road, The George Hotel is a 15-minute drive from historical Salisbury. Old Sarum Hill is a 10-minute drive away.


Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom - 114 Guest reviews. Book your hotel now!

Situated in the heart of Wiltshire on the A303, Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge offers stylish accommodation and free parking and is the nearest hotel to Stonehenge.
All rooms have a modern decor and luxurious bedding. Room amenities include high speed internet access, an interactive TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
The relaxing Solstice Bar and Grill restaurant has a traditional menu, a snacks menu and a comfortable lounge. Children eat free when accompanied by a paying adult.
This modern hotel has good access to the M3 motorway, London and the Midlands. Salisbury Cathedral is 8 miles away and Stonehenge is only 3 miles away.