The Amesbury Community Area covers 314.22 km2 of mainly rural countryside in the south-east of Wiltshire. There are a number of settlements, the largest and oldest being Amesbury itself situated on a hill overlooking the valley of the Salisbury Avon.
The villages of Bulford and Larkhill have a strong army presence, and the community area is dotted with military sites. The army plays a key role in the area’s economy and prosperity.
There are 22 parishes across the community area. Amesbury is the main market town, with Durrington, Larkhill, Bulford and Shrewton being the larger of the villages.