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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank acferranti89
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank hanp86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank grahams590
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank NSGinCT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank peterindevon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Marek864
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is really interesting - well signed and explained the history - weather not great but a good walk

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mystical, magical stones. We loved the atmosphere around this area. Very nice shop for purchasing crystals, incense...Pub grub looked good, though we missed the lunch time period. We will return for a longer visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Cetasika
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setting, Both of the National Trust museums are interesting - the Manor House is the best bit! Very child friendly.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ed D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Avebury in the winter when it covered with thick snow. It gave a very different feel in this neolithic stone circle. Even wondering around thick snow was not convenient when visiting stone circle but it is very scenic. Many visitors bring along sleigh...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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lori g
5 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
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aleta1111
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.
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314barbarag
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
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