Salisbury Plain is a chalk plateau in central southern England covering 300 square miles (780 km2). It is part of a system of chalk downlands throughout eastern and southern England formed by the rocks of the Chalk Group and largely lies within the county of Wiltshire, with a little in Hampshire. The plain is famous for its rich archaeology, including Stonehenge, one of England's best known landmarks. Largely as a result of the establishment of the Army Training Estate Salisbury Plain (ATE SP), the plain is sparsely populated and is the largest remaining area of calcareous grassland in north-west Europe. Additionally the plain has arable land, and a few small areas of beech trees and coniferous woodland.
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... Salisbury Plain (54°3′S 37°21′W / 54.050°S 37.350°W / -54.050 -37.350Coordinates 54°3′S 37°21′W / 54.050°S 37.350°W / -54.050 -37.350) is a broad coastal plain found with the Bay ...
... Total distance 224 miles with stops at Exeter, Salisbury Plain ... Bristol to Exeter 65 miles Exeter to Salisbury Plain 83 miles Salisbury Plain to Brighton 76 miles ...
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