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Downton Moot

Moot Ln, Downton, Salisbury SP5 3JP, UK

Downton Moot

The village of Downton, just six miles outside Salisbury, has a history stretching back to the Neolithic. A motte and bailey castle, built in the early 11th century, forms the basis for eight acres of landscaped gardens next to the River Avon, which are open to the public and free to visit. They make a great place to visit for a walk, or as the starting point for one of the many longer river walks in the area.

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Ancient site & 18th century pleasure gardens



Open every day, all year round

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Off-road only

Catch the X3 bus from Salisbury and get off at The Bull in Downton, then walk 15 minutes to The Moot.


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