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Amesbury History Centre

The Amesbury History Centre is the place to visit to find out all you need to know about the oldest continually inhabited settlement in Britain.

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Amesbury may not impress us with a sense of history in the way that other, much younger towns do. And yet this small Wiltshire town, hidden in the valley of the Avon, can trace a clear record of human activity and settlement going back to before the formation of the British Isles.

Recent discoveries at Blick Mead, near Vespasian's Camp, make it clear that man has lived at Amesbury for more than 8000 years. The Mesolithic base camp, identified by the Open University staff and students makes Amesbury the oldest continuously occupied place in Britain

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