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Fovant Badges

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A30, Fovant, England
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Quite amazing - can view from parking near road - worth a stop!

We have lived in Wiltshire for 20 years but have only just discovered these! Certainly worth... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
AlpineOwls
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Always a place to stop and think!

Any person with an interest in the last century will not wonder at the badges on the hill. they... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Outofthelaw
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“worth a stop” (2 reviews)
“soldiers” (7 reviews)
“chalk” (12 reviews)
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A30, Fovant, England
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We have lived in Wiltshire for 20 years but have only just discovered these! Certainly worth travelling to see. Would like to get a closer look next time.

1  Thank AlpineOwls
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Any person with an interest in the last century will not wonder at the badges on the hill. they seemed so fresh in the spring evening sunshine!

Thank Outofthelaw
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Whilst visiting Salisbury we drove through Fovant and it was a clear, sunny January day which gave us a good opportunity to view the badges which are large and well maintained. There are only limited parking spaces near the badges but it is worth stopping...More

Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 12 November 2016

There are plenty of stopping places to view the enormous and numerous badges carved into the chalk downs. These are very peaceful views. The Fovant Badges Society is a voluntary organisation which has the objective of maintaining these regimental badges, carved by the soldiers of...More

Thank Branko V
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Have seen the badges befor while walking so this time took friends along to see the new badge the day the Marines unveiled it,wonderfull day had by all.

Thank ch832
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The badges can be seen off the A30, west of Salisbury. First cut during WW1 by soldiers training in the nearby camps, by removing turf to reveal the underlying chalk - like the famous nearby figures. They can be seen from a lay-by which has...More

Thank hic-et-procul
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Driving the route we came upon the signpost and decided to stop. It was well worth the effort and you only need 5 minutes. Nice little bit of information and we were pleased to see an Australia connection.

Thank Johns1951
Reviewed 1 June 2016

If you are travelling on the A30 between Wilton and Shaftsbury ( possibly frightened off the busy A303) always try and stop off in the layby near the village of Fovant to study the badges carved into the chalk ridge to the south. The badges...More

Thank Johndot_12
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Well worth the stop. Nice views of this interesting edifice from the provided parking area, sign board has all the info

Thank Knightsabroad
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Came on these by chance found them very appealing, will go and take a better look on my next visit to Wiltshire.

Thank Myra B
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