Avebury Stone Circle
Avebury Stone Circle
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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  • withinawhisper
    London, United Kingdom36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a day
    A must do place to see. Set in stunning countryside this is a place of magic. I was expecting the stones of course, however the ditch and embankment are enormous, a shocker for me. The village is beautiful and within walking distance to other ancient sites, I really enjoyed this trip more so than Stonehenge.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 June 2023
  • traveltheworld012
    Rochester, Minnesota15,703 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The size of this circle makes Stonehenge look miniature.
    We visited here after seeing Stonehenge, since it is only about a 30 minute drive north. Drove in on Saturday, May 27, 2023 about 9 AM to the parking lot. It seems access to see the circle (and small village) is free, but charge heavily for parking. Quite a few cars were driving in and parking without paying including a large group of what looked like a boy scout troop with parents. We did not plan to stay very long and besides nothing in the village was even open. We walked the trail to access the circle and we were stopped by an older man and his dog. He went on to ell us how to experience the circle in a mystical and spiritual way... blah, blah. We understand the ancient significance and have enjoyed visiting ancient sites all over England and Ireland. We chose to experience it in our own way. We walked just 1/4 of the way around and found our way blocked by a fence with a road bisecting it. So much for walking the circle. In fact the circle which is about 1 mile in circumference is cut up like a pie into four segments by roads and most of it seemed inaccessible. Much of the old village is inside the circle. I was excited to visit this place from what I read online about it. Fairly disappointed though and no businesses would be open for another hour or two. We drove on.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Sharon G
    181 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A two hour visit after a stop at Stonehenge.
    Three of us drove to Avebury after visiting Stonehenge. It was less iconic, but still a lovely place to take in an uncrowded walk among the ancient stones, imagining what possessed the inhabitants to make the large stone circle and ditch. It was a short walk from the carpark, and then a fairly large circle. When we were there, sheep were grazing throughout the area.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Jay B
    Fairhope, Alabama1,031 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Stones!
    We came here after touring Stonehenge and found Avebury to be quite an interesting place. The Stone Circle here is quite a bit larger than Stonehenge and you can walk right up to and TOUCH these stones, unlike Stonehenge. There are also amazing trees that apparently inspired Tolkien's "Ents" in the Lord of the Rings, and some incredibly huge ditches as well. There is a good pub/restaurant (The Red Lion) and a couple of nice shops as well.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Dawn L
    Derby, United Kingdom53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting stones, interesting place
    Decent little exhibition but not all the labelling was very clear. Credit for being honest about what is not known. The information in the barn was good but poorly lit. The stones themselves are fascinating and the summer flowers on the banking are delightful. The facilities are fine and the staff are friendly and helpful.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • VaAlleyCat
    Aldie, Virginia1,198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge prehistoric stones
    Easy access to this prehistoric stone circle. It's right off the road. Lovely site where you can walk up to and touch the stones. Families were here walking the and kids were rolling down the hills, having fun. There is no entrance (per-se) to this site, just a gate you use to access the area. It's free. I assume this place is open 24x7, but the stones are not lit....so come during the daylight hours. Unlike Stonehenge, this spot doesn't close at 3:30pm. Which makes it awesome in my book.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Hartley
    Dorset, United Kingdom34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really lovely day out
    Arrived for a day trip to visit Avebury and Silbury Hill. Lovely walk around the stones, great information from the signs, and nice visit to the shops. Had tea and ice cream in the national trust cafe and a walk around the Manor and gardens. Highly recommended for a very peaceful place for a day trip
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 August 2023
  • suntracker
    154 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    giant complex of neolithic circles deserving of a full day to explore
    Plan to spend a full day to see the whole site. This was a repeat visit because we had not allowed enough time to see it all before and it was 'calling us back'. This is a giant complex of neolithic circles and an avenue leading to a sanctuary. Part of the little town was built inside the circle so some of it has been destroyed but it's well worth wandering. Also nearby are some barrows, mounds and other such sites.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Katy B
    Burntwood, United Kingdom32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing, recharging visit.
    Beautiful location, so much to see! So many beautiful beautiful routes for walks, steeped in history. Also you can see many burial Chambers from the neolithic period. Peaceful, amazing little village, awesome pub and little shops to visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 November 2023
  • LiimmoM
    Browns Plains, Australia162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stone magic
    Loved our visit. We arrived at about 3.30 pm and parked. If you are a National Trust member, parking is free. It is a small carpark, but we had plenty of space at this time. You also walk for about 25 mins from car park to the barn for museum tickets. We saw the museum and the barn and walked the Stone circle. I thought it was magic at that time of say with the sun going down. I could easily come back and just wander all day. You can wander at any time as long as you stick to the paths. This had been on my bucket list, and I wasn't disappointed. Your imagination could run wild as you are about to roam and touch the stones and greet sheep.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 November 2023
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lincolnhatter
Lincoln, UK785 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Arrived here just after nine so got to walk all round the mystical stones in lovely sunshine without there being too many people around. The circle of stones really makes you think about our ancestors, why and how did they construct this monument, so nice you can get close and touch the stones, very peaceful with sheep lazing all around the circle with their lambs bouncing around
Written 30 May 2024
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smiler1956
Birmingham, UK557 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Drove through with my wife, as the area was quite busy and parking was a bit awkward. So not a lot to say, so will save for another time
Written 28 May 2024
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Joe C
Trowbridge, UK50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We were lucky enough to be able to get a space in the car park which gets extremely busy on nice days. We walked down the path to the village which is quite picturesque. The stone circle was interesting but there don't seem to be many plaques or signs which contain information about it. The stones are free to walk around (just bring walking shoes or make sure to avoid the sheep pats!) - although I didn't find it as interesting as Stonehenge. Walking around the circle took around 25 minutes and then we reached the National Trust part. We got drinks in the cafe, it was nice and there was lots of indoor and outdoor seating but it was expensive like all National Trust cafes are. Unfortunately the house was closed for renovations due to flooding earlier in the year so we couldn't enter even though we do have membership. There were some gardens which we could walk around. Overall it is a good place to visit.
Written 12 May 2024
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CWA810
Portland, ME423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Made it here on a very windy day… the stones were fascinating to walk around. You can visit in less than three hours! Pubs and cafes nearby as well as toilet facilities- and gift shops. Very dog and family friendly.
Written 14 April 2024
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Rbadger1234
Bristol, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Brilliant site, so much better than Stonehenge as you can touch the stones and feel relaxed as you explore
Great booklet to engage children
Lovely cafe on site
A childhood favourite place to visit
Written 10 April 2024
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Chrisgale
Sheffield, UK1,150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I knew how busy this would be so I went for 8am on a very sunny day. There were only 3 cars on the car park, it isn't very big. Don't park in the village or in a layby as you are likely to get a ticket. The NT or the shops don't open until 10 so you can't get a coffee but the pub the Red Lion opens at 9.30 for a very good breakfast. I had a good walk and had breakfast. By then the NT was open so I saw the museum and Manor garden, the manor house is shut at the moment. I was there 4 hours by the time I had seen the church and the shops. It is £7 to park but if you go in the pub and eat and there is space you can register your car free, there are cameras so make sure you do so. Again the car park is small. Lovely time, the stones they were much bigger than I imagined. Apart from it being very muddy in places with huge puddles, a good day out
Written 16 March 2024
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Thomas Buckland
Gloucester, UK79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit place as a mythical feel about it stones are amazing to walk around it's the shame the manor House wasn't open but hopefully that will get sorted soon
Written 26 February 2024
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Ginger S
Weaverville, NC242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Avebury Circle is a magical place. It is so amazing to be able to go up and touch the stones. Even in my wheelchair I was able to get up close to several stones. Some of them are huge, and the overall site itself is much bigger than Stonehenge. I loved the little (Red Lion) Pub and old (Avebury Lodge) Inn that were both inside the greater circle. Both are said to be haunted, we actually saw things move in the Inn.
Written 5 January 2024
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louise B
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Wonderful place to visit. Breathtaking and very atmospheric. Ample parking, but a bit pricey if you are not a National Trust member. Very clean and well maintained and nice pub nearby. Would recommend a visit 👍🏻
Written 23 December 2023
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ppw
Berkshire, MA125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a very special place to behold. A very small village with these extraordinary ancient huge stones spread out over several acres. We loved Stonehenge, but this was perhaps a better experience because there were very few tourists here. We basically had the place to ourselves. And you can walk right up to them & touch them (respectfully - don't be stupid). The house & gardens are really sweet, too. Highly recommend.
Written 17 December 2023
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