The large parish church is partly 13th century.
The Avon is crossed by a five arched bridge.
Amesbury Abbey is mostly 19th century, and John Gay wrote "The Beggar`s Opera" here.
Queen Guinevere sought refuge at "the holy house at Amesbury", according to Arthurian legend.
Eleanor of Provence died here.
The Amesbury Archer was discovered here, having received a rich burial about the time of the building of nearby Stonehenge.
There are several army camps nearby.