Salisbury Plain

Salisbury Plain, undulating chalk plateau, c.300 sq mi (780 sq km), Wiltshire, S England. Largely grassland, it is noted chiefly as the site of ancient monuments, of which Stonehenge is the most famous. Amesbury is the largest population center. An army training ground, the largest in Britain, occupies about half of the plateau.

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