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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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We visited The Stone Circles on a dull day, but we were not dissapointed. A large site, but still manageable for all ages and abilities.
You can walk amongst them and even touch them.
This is part of The National Trust, but you don't need...More
My girlfriend and I visited Avebury after a morning spent at Stonehenge, punctuated by lunch at the Red Lion.
Well worth visiting the museums prior to your wander through the stones.
I find places like this fascinating.
We arrived in Amesbury by car before 9 am on Friday in March and - except for a few dog walkers - had the place pretty much to ourselves. It is a remarkable experience to be in the presence of something built by humans some...More
Avebury is a lovely attraction where you can get up close to the rocks and feel the energy coming from them. Within walking distance is a great restaurant with delicious food and drinks! My husband and I chose to come here instead of the Stonehenge...More
So many questions went through my mind as we wandered around the rock formations - equally though - it was enough to just marvel at the rocks in silence.
They are beautiful to see, in a stunning setting, but what really sealed the deal, is...More
What a wonderful day spent in Wiltshire at the Avebury stone circles...love to touch and feel really grounded here. Walking amongst such historic symbols is simply a great experience and I keep coming back for more.
Full disclosure- stone circle geek here. If you're into that sort of thing, you will LOVE this. Being able to walk amongst the stones and actually touch them is an incredible experience. Wear shoes you don't mind getting mucked up. It can be muddy and...More
We parked by the road at the far end of a walk between stones that lead up to the inner circles in the village. We walked around the whole site and visited the visitors centre but, on this occasion, did not visit the house. We...More
The stone circle dominates the little village of Avebury. Easy access from the large National Trust car park and everything well signposted. The history is wonderfully explained in the museums - might be best to visit those first before walking round the circle itself. The...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.