Quick Guide to Larkhill

The intimate town of Larkhill, just up the road from us here at Brades Acre Touring Park, is rich with neolithic and military history. Larkhill lies around 1 ½ miles north of the wonder of the world, the Stonehenge monument. It’s a great visit for military history enthusiasts and lovers of the countryside.

Larkhill is known for being one of the main military garrisons on Salisbury Plain, with the first permanent accommodation being built in 1914. However, Larkhill will be best known as being the home of the Royal School of Artillery, established in the early 20th century. It is known less formally as ‘The Gunners.’ Comic book and film fans will also know Larkhill as being the fictional prison in ‘V for Vendetta.’

We’ve put together this quick guide to help visitors get about in Larkhill during your stay with us at Brades Acre Touring Park, just around a 13-minute drive from the campsite.

Convenience Shops

Nisa Local The Packway

A small convenience shop with over 2000 Co-op product lines, whatever you need from your morning paper and morning loaf to your favourite bottle of chilled wine or beer.

The Packway, Larkhill, Salisbury SP4 8PY

Monday – Friday: 06:30 – 22:00 | Saturday – Sunday: 08:00 – 22:00

Larkhill Post Office

Post Office in-store with services including Drop & Go, Parcelforce Express services, vehicle tax, foreign currency, Travel Money Card, and MoneyGram.

The Packway, Larkhill, Salisbury SP4 8PY

Monday – Friday: 08:30 – 12:30 | Saturday: 08:30 – 12:00


“one-stop-shop for household essentials, fresh food, produce and more all at unbeatable prices.”

Costcutter, Larkhill SP4 8QT

Monday – Sunday: 07:00 – 23:00

Sainsbury’s Local

A condensed Sainsbury’s supermarket up the road in Durrington, with great accessibility and ATM with free withdrawals. With on-the-go food as well as your regular groceries and bakery for your morning pastries.

6 High St, Durrington, Salisbury SP4 8BD

Monday – Sunday: 07:00 – 21:00

Tesco Express

The Tesco you know but shrunk down, with fresh produce, frozen foods, household essentials and more. You can also use the free-to-use ATM as well as the Evri ParcelShop.

1, The Plaza, Bulford Rd, Durrington, Salisbury SP4 8DL

Monday – Sunday: 07:00 – 22:00

Petrol Stations


“Petrol filling station that also has a mini market which sells a wide range of goods including convenience foods, confectionery, drinks and tobacco products.” Available fuel: Synergy Supreme+99 Unleaded, Synergy Supreme+ Diesel, Synergy Unleaded 95, Synergy Diesel.

Larkhill Rd, Durrington, Salisbury SP4 8DP

Monday – Sunday: 06:00 – 23:00

Places to Eat & Drink

Larkhill Fish and Chips and Fried Chicken

Offering traditional fish and chips alongside beef burgers and fried chicken. Meal deals and Kids meals are available.

26 The Packway, Larkhill, Salisbury SP4 8PY

Monday – Saturday, except Tuesday: 11:30 – 14:00 and 16:00-21:30 | Sunday: 16:00-21:30 | Tuesday: Closed

Larkhill Café

Local traditional café serving English breakfasts, sandwiches, classic hot meals, burgers, and salads.

The Packway, Larkhill, Salisbury SP4 8PY

Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 15:00 | Saturday: 09:30 – 15:00

Larkhill Kebab and Pizza House 

A local takeaway serving various dishes including pizzas, kebabs, and burgers.

The Packway, Larkhill, Salisbury SP4 8PY

Monday – Sunday: 06:00 – 23:00

The Plough Inn

Local pub owned by members of the community with a great range of alcoholic and soft drinks, along with event nights and a beer garden.

189 Bulford Rd, Durrington, Salisbury SP4 8HB

Monday to Thursday: 15:30 – 22:00 | Friday: 14:00 – 23:00 | Saturday 12:00 – 23:00 | 12:00 – 20:00

Things to See


The spot of the Neolithic site Woodhenge is just a 5-minute drive from the town of Larkhill. Woodhenge is the site of a Neolithic monument built around 2500 BC, alongside the building of Stonehenge. Today, concrete circles represent the positions of the wooden posts as they would have been. Today, the site is owned and maintained by English Heritage.

Countess Road, Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7AR

Monday – Saturday, except Tuesday: 11:30 – 14:00 and 16:00-21:30 | Sunday: 16:00-21:30 | Tuesday: Closed

Durrington Walls to Stonehenge Walk

For rambling lovers, the Durrington Walls to Stonehenge walk made by the National Trust is a must if you’re in the area. The 5-mile trek takes people across three major prehistoric monuments, Durrington Walls, Stonehenge Avenue and the Cursus and is a mixture of uphill, downhill, and uneven ground. It is not recommended to be suitable for dogs.

Durrington Walls, Woodhenge, Wiltshire

Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 15:00 | Saturday: 09:30 – 15:00

There is so much to see and do, you’ll never be stuck for ideas.

Contact Us Today

Why not come and explore our part of the world and discover the awesome amenities and attractions we are surrounded with here in Wiltshire?

Call today on 01980 620402 or fill in our website contact form to pre-book your camping spot at beautiful Brades Acre. We look forward to meeting you.

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