Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Aldbourne

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51°28'44"-01°37'11" show decimal

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Aldbourne
Wiltshire

Aldbourne is a large village situated at the junction of five valleys in Wiltshire. There has been a village here for many centuries, and during the 18th Century it was a major industrial centre for fustian weaving and bell-making. The Blue Boar pub was built in 1822.

It is now a quiet and well-kept village, having won awards for the Best-Kept village.

How to get here:

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Road: M4 - Exit the M4 at junction 15, then head north on the A419 to the next roundabout. Take the B4192 towards Liddington and then this leads to Aldbourne. +

Parking Details

There is free parking near to the village pond.

Areas within Aldbourne to visit:

The Green

Walk up either parallel street to the Green.
St. Michael's Church

Walk up either parallel street to the Green, and the Church is to the north-west.
Crooked Corner

Walk up either parallel street to the Green, and Crooked Corner is to the northeast, just past the pub.
Four Barrows

Walk up either parallel street to the Green, and Crooked Corner is to the northeast, just past the pub. Continue along past the church, and there is a trail on the left; this leads to the barrows after about a mile.

Other nearby locations:

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Membury Airfield Business Park (Planet of the Spiders, The Dæmons). Road: Head northeast out of the village along Aldbourne Road. When you reach the village of Baydon, turn right onto Ermin Street which then becomes Baydon Road. When you reach a crossroads, turn right and follow the road over the M4, and this leads to the business park. Parking Ramsbury Road.

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Ramsbury Airfield (The Dæmons). Road: Head south out of the village on the B4192 towards Ramsbury. Pass through Preston and then turn right onto Crowood Lane, which leads through Ramsbury. This becomes Union Street, then at the end turn right then left and cross the river. Follow the road, which bears right then left; at the junction turn right heading towards Darrell's Farm. Parking There is a layby as the road turns south.

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Oaken Coppice (lane) (The Dæmons). Road: Head south out of the village on the B4192 towards Ramsbury. Pass through Whittonditch and then as the road bends left at Knighton, Oaken Coppice Lane is on the left. This leads to Oaken Coppice. Parking roadside (note: narrow lane)

Routes to more distant locations:

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Hillier Road (Planet of the Spiders). No route recorded to this location.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Membury Hall Lane (Planet of the Spiders): 2.83 miles.

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Jacquet Weston Engineering (approach road) (Planet of the Spiders): 2.91 miles.

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Ramsbury Road (Planet of the Spiders): 2.95 miles.

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Ady Godwin Car Repairs (The Dæmons): 2.96 miles.

Other show-related mentions for the location:

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BBC Wiltshire - Filming Doctor Who at Aldbourne

Further links about the location:

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Wiltshire Council - Old maps and history of Aldbourne

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Aldbourne Community website - village's own website

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This is Wiltshire - Aldbourne

Related Stories

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The Dæmons [20,22,24,28-30 Apr 1971]: Devil's End

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