A view of Woodhenge
Aerial View of Woodhenge
General view of Woodhenge

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Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Countess Road, Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7AR

Before You Go

Woodhenge is an atmospheric Neolithic site close to Stonehenge. Probably built about 2300 BC, it was originally believed to be the remains of a large burial mound, surrounded by a bank and ditch almost completely destroyed by ploughing. Aerial photography detected rings of dark spots in a crop of wheat, and today concrete markers 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.

Read more about the history of Woodhenge.

Before You Go

Parking: Free parking is available adjacent to the site.

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Plan a Great Day Out

Woodhenge is just a few miles away from Stonehenge, which is a great place to find out more about the extraordinary prehistoric monuments ranged across the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. 


The sunrise through the conservatory at Witley Court.

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