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Wansdyke

Address: Devizes, England
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Ranked #10 of 20 Attractions in Devizes
Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A long ditch and bank, presumed to have been built between 778-825AD, is about 12 miles long and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A long ditch and bank, presumed to have been built between 778-825AD, is about 12 miles long and provides hikers with spectacular views of important British archaeology from the tops of Martinsell Hill, Knap Hill, The Tan Hill Way and many other sites of ancient hill forts.
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

this path meanders along the Pewsey Vale, past the White Horse at Alton Barnes and eventually can lead to West Woods where the famous bluebells appear each year. Last Sunday saw many hang gliders on the downs.

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Hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

I happened upon this significant feature as part of an 8 mile walk around Pewsey Downs. The whole area has spectacular views across dramatic rolling countryside, but to come across the Wansdyke made it all the more enjoyable. The huge bank and ditch stretches off into the distance for miles and is an incredible sight. I am ashamed to say... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

A walk along Wansdyke is a refreshing antidote to crowded theme parks and fast food restaurants and a real stress-buster. Not only is it free, with stunning views of the English countryside, but the knowledge that these vast earthworks were constructed more then 1,500 years ago without the aid of modern tools provides a real sense of historical perspective. Not... More 

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