Amesbury Abbey is a beautiful building in the Palladian style, set in 35 acres of historic parkland through which flows the famous Hampshire Avon.
The original Abbey was closed by Henry VIII in 1539 and gifted to the Seymour family. The grounds include the restored Chinese Summer House, commissioned by Charles, Duke of Queensbury and designed by the foremost architect of the day, Sir William Chambers, designer of the pagoda at Kew.
The atmosphere at the Abbey is one of unique spaciousness and tranquility. The classical surroundings and its peaceful private parklands are perfect for leisurely walks and exercising pets, which are welcome by prior agreement.
The river is stocked and enjoys private fishing rights for you and your visitors, an added bonus for the outdoor enthusiast.
Despite its parkland setting, Amesbury Abbey remains conveniently located, just a short stroll from the busy town of Amesbury. It enjoys good road access from the A303 and lies just 10 miles drive from Salisbury and 20 miles from Marlborough.
The Abbey is also ideally located to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and a wealth of local history; including World Heritage Site, Stonehenge, once part of the original land holding before its sale by the Antrobus family in 1915, for £6,600 to Cecil Chubb as a birthday gift for his wife!