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Address: A30, Fovant, England

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Fovant Badges - Very Peaceful Views

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Branko V
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 those regiments. Maintaining the Badges costs around £30,000 per year from public donations. IF IN... More 

Thank Branko V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 a notice explaining the badges and their history. They are now maintained by a voluntary... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 were carved during WW1 in memory of units who passed through going to or returning... More 

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Bristol UK
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Derry Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

I can remember seeing these for the first time over 40 years ago as a child; mum and dad often holidayed in Devon and always took the leisurely A30 route. I was fascinated by these and we would occasionally stop to read the information signs and take photographs. I do not often have occasion to use this stretch of the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This excellent monument needs more than a 3 car space layby. It rivals the westbury white horse which has parking for 50+ cars, up a narrow lane/irpp. Only average score due to a lack of amenities.

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Overton, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Driving by on the A30, saw the military badges carved into the hillside, and stopped at the parking/viewing place to have a look. Not sure if you can go up close, but i fyou rare in the area, worth a minor detour

Thank DavidD4204

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