Things to do in Figheldean, Wiltshire
Set in almost the heart of Salisbury Plain, Figheldean is a quiet tranquil place that offers peace and quiet and unrivalled views of the surrounding plain.
The village has one main road meandering through it; only branching off to the several lanes and cul-de-sacs that house is residents. The village has several quaint and pretty B&B's and a small village club (members only).
The village is mentioned in the doomsday book and is steeped in history. It has an original hanging tree and smithy's workshop under the great chestnut tree.
Figheldean borders the hamlet of Ablington, which is rich in thatched cottages and thatched chalk walls.
The local Norman built church is well worth a visit, as is the old mill at the west side of the village.
Visitors to the east side of the plain should be aware of the use by the military and must adhere to the bylaws governing the public's use there.
Description by Brian Reed