The North Wessex Downs near Newbury, United Kingdom are one of England’s most scenic areas, covering about 670 square miles and within easy reach of London, making it an easy day trip.
Miles of trails make this hilly area ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding and it’s also a popular area for canal boat cruises.
There are several Iron Age sites to explore, and one area highlight is the giant white horse figure carved into a hillside, and measuring 160 feet long.
Other must see attractions in the region include the ancient stone circle at Avebury, and Highclere Castle and gardens, the setting for television’s Downton Abbey.Places nearby:
Salisbury Cathedral: Britain's Tallest Church Spire 41 km / 26 mi
Ashmolean Museum: Oxford's Treasure House 45 km / 28 mi
The Bridge of Sighs: A Venice Favorite 45 km / 28 mi
The OUMNH Oxford's Treasure House 45 km / 28 mi
Rooftop Thermal Pool of Bath, United Kingdom: Luxurious Natural Healing and Wellness 49 km / 30 mi