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Avebury Stone Circle

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This mysterious stone circle is thought to have been constructed in Neolithic times between 2500 to 2000 BC by The Beaker people, who might have played a major role in the formation of another eerie ancient site at Stonehenge.
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Herepath | Marlborough, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
+44 1672 539250
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Reviewed today

Entry to the stones is free and you can walk about among them. It's true that they do not have the trilithons (2 upright stones with one across the top) like Stonehenge but you cannot fail to be impressed with the sheer size of the...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed today

We visited Avebury just after a storm, luckily the sun came out to reveal the most incredible sky and light falling on the stone circle. It is a good weather place to visit as the incredible stones are the whole focus. I think it is...More

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 4 days ago

In many ways this is much better than Stonehenge because you can get right up to the stones and it's much less of a tourist trap (much quieter too). Plus you can take a really lovely and easy walk to West Kennet long barrow and...More

Thank Frida A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After visiting Stonehenge and the Rollright Stones, it is logic to visit the Avebury Stone Circle a World Heritage site. Be aware the parking fee is £7 (only for members it is free parking), the entry however is free. Avebury contains the remains of the...More

Thank WatTedzegt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wander round these amazing great stones and wonder at all the history these fields have known Why are they there What did it have to do with the stars and how did these ancients know... Fabulous fun While there take in Avesbury House and Gardens

Thank hmlhhf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots more fun than Stonehenge and free too. You can walk around the many stones and touch them so much more fun for children.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago

So you can walk all around the stones! Along with the sheep they are just out there in the pastures. The ring is very walkable and the ancient henge is still quite visible. It is a “must see” when visiting the area.

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Avebury is a massive beautiful magical stone circle with a village in the middle of it. It also has a stone pathway called the Avenue which is absolutely amazing to walk along towards the circle. Avebury is also bigger than Stonehenge, older than Stonehenge, you...More

Thank Ellevesse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its so wonderful to be able to walk through the stones, touch them and feel connected to a past time. Always feel calmer after visiting.

Thank bel877
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a friend over from Australia who wanted to see some sights , so took her here.She was blown away by it.Site is not as commercial as Stonehenge , but that is its charm.You need 7 pounds in change to park the car ,...More

Thank mark s
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6 September 2018|
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Response from DaveWomble | Reviewed this property |
Four hours is plenty and probably includes time for coffee. If you’re visiting by car then split it into two, firstly park in the NT car park and visit the main circle, museum and ideally the manor house (book ahead or as... More
18 August 2018|
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Response from Zenobia240 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous contributors re access to the stones themselves but the two museums are well worth visiting.
29 May 2018|
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Response from Nancy-Marie-Rivard | Reviewed this property |
There aren’t any guided tours at Avebury (to my knowledge) provided by the National Trust however, you can pick up a free map at the car park and/or print the self guided tour from the internet. Have a look around the... More