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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.
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
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
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
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
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...
While there take in Avesbury House and Gardens
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.
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
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
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
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 soon as you arrive). Then coffee / snack in the cafe or Red Lion. Then move the car to the Silbury Hill car park, followed by a walk to West Kennet Long Barrow.
If you have any time left over then you can visit Devil’s Den (remains if a burial feature) or Fyfield Down (Sarcen stones all over the hillside).
Enjoy your visit, it’s fantastic
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
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 internet. You’ll find excellent self guided walking tours with history included. We used this along with the free map.
I do know of several tour operators offering Avebury tours although, in my opinion, this would spoil the peaceful accessibility of this ancient site.
Hope this helps.