Living or planning a holiday to the UK? Discover everything you need to know about visiting Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with The Raven as your guide.

Ashdown House – Portraits with pearls

Ashdown House A country house with beautiful woodlands and bursting with history Where the English counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire meet, you’ll find a life-size dolls house hidden away in the woods. Ashdown House boasts a beautifully carved 17th-century oak staircase, medieval hunting trophies, stunning roof top views, sarsen stones and ancient woodlands for …

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Avebury Rocks

Family Days Out – Avebury Rocks Avebury World Heritage Site is a complex of intriguing prehistoric monuments comprising Windmill Hill burial mounds, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, The Sanctuary, and Avebury Stone Circles – the remains of the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world! A few tips for visiting Avebury 1) The easiest …

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Imber tank

The Ghost Village of Imber

The Ghost Village of Imber “Little Imber on the down, seven miles from any town” The remote settlement of Imber dates from at least Saxon times but is now an uninhabited “ghost village” within the MoD’s training grounds on Salisbury Plain. Traditionally reliant on agriculture, the townsfolk were evicted in December 1943 by the British …

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Maud Heath’s Causeway

Maud Heath’s Causeway 2½ miles / 1 hour OS Explorer 156 (Chippenham/Bradford) Interesting Wiltshire walks further afield this time – but well worth it for views and local interest. Start in Bremhill village itself (SN11 9LD) or at the nearby Dumb Post Inn (SN11 9JZ. Either way, make for St Martin’s Church (from the pub, …

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Ramsbury Village

Welcome to Ramsbury Ramsbury in Wiltshire UK is a real taste of the country (imagine thick forests, green meadows, rolling hills and chalk streams – it’s like Hobbit country for real!), it’s nestled within Wiltshire’s finest landscapes yet just a few miles from Marlborough, Hungerford and the M4. Here you’ll find inspiring history, glorious fresh …

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Lost Village of Snap

The Lost Village of Snap

Snap: Exploring England’s Lost Villages For several hundred years Snap was an outlying hamlet of Aldbourne in Wiltshire, its few inhabitants (never more than 40-50) eking out a precarious existence as agricultural labourers. 19th century changes in farming practice led to gradual depopulation and in 1905 Snap Farm and next-door Leigh Farm (now, confusingly, known …

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