A360

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A360
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From: Salisbury (SU137303)
To: Devizes (SU002616)
Length: 24.2 miles (38.9 km)
Meets:  A36, A303, B3086, B3083, B390, B3098, A342, A361
Former Number(s): B3086, A344
Old route now: B3083
Highway Authorities

Wiltshire

Traditional Counties

Wiltshire

Route outline (key)
A360 Salisbury – Devizes
A360 Stapleford – Shrewton

Route

The A360 is a fabulous drive over Salisbury Plain via Stonehenge, one of my favourite roads, and a picturesque alternative to the A36 if you're going from Southampton to Bristol.

Salisbury – Devizes

The road starts at a roundabout off the A36 where the Salisbury ring road ends. It heads northwards along reasonably straight, if hilly, roads. As soon as you pass the last house out of Salisbury it becomes NSL and shoots over hill after hill with nice views, before meeting the A303 at a roundabout.

The A360 over Salisbury Plain
The A360 just northwest of Tilshead

From here, the A360 heads north, just missing Stonehenge, before being diverted west at the Airmans Corner roundabout, where the B3086 continues ahead to nowhere in particular. The road to the right, which now goes nowhere but the Stonehenge Visitor Centre, used to be the A344

Now the fun really starts. Aside from a couple of villages it's just glorious views of Salisbury Plain all round, with the occasional tank crossing for company. The road has good views of the plain and overtaking is possible, given the relative infrequency of traffic. (I guess most traffic takes the A36 and A303 instead).

The road eventually winds its way into Devizes (which has a picture-postcard market square) and the road splits to pass both sides of the town. It ends on the A342, also from Salisbury Plain, and the legendary A361.

History

Originally, the A360 started on the A36 in Stapleford before meeting its current route at the A344 in Shrewton and crossing Salisbury Plain as described above. In 1935 this became the B3083 and the A360 took over the former B3086 from Salisbury to Airmans Corner. There was always a multiplex to just west of Shrewton with the A344 although by 1956 the A360 number had become dominant – and later that road was renumbered B390.



A360
JunctionsAirmans Corner • Longbarrow Roundabout • St Pauls Roundabout (Salisbury)
PlacesDevizes • Salisbury • Stonehenge
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Other nearby roads
SalisburyA30 • A30/Sandbox • A3027 (Salisbury) • A3052 (Wiltshire) • A3087 (Salisbury) • A3094 • A338 • A3393 • A345 • A354 • A36 • B3085 (Salisbury) • B3086 • B3094 (Salisbury) • B3389 • B3393 • C287 (Wiltshire) • C328 (Wiltshire) • C329 (Wiltshire) • C368 (Wiltshire) • C369 (Wiltshire) • C370 (Wiltshire) • C371 (Wiltshire) • C42 (Wiltshire) • C500 (Wiltshire) • Icknield Way • Portway (Roman Road) • T39 (Britain) • T8 (Britain)
StonehengeA303 • A3036 (South Petherton - Stonehenge) • A344 • B3086 • B3090 (Ilchester - Stonehenge) • C42 (Wiltshire) • C506 (Wiltshire) • Harroway • Icknield Way
DevizesA3033 (Devizes) • A342 • A361 • A365 • B3100 • B3101 • C377 (Wiltshire) • C378 (Wiltshire) • C384 (Wiltshire) • C387 (Wiltshire) • C503 (Wiltshire) • C8 (Wiltshire) • EuroVelo 2 • NCN4
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