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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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The circle itself is pretty big, & there are several fields you can pass through to see it all. There is parking & some other sites like the old church to be seen, as well as a few shops & places to eat. Good views...More
It's another of the Neolithic structures offered by this area, but what makes this place more interesting is you can actually touch it all. A lot of folk can be heard talking a lot of new age nonsense words like "spiritual" and "energy". There's even...More
The stones were great,there was a lot,a lovely long walk,I would advise strong boots as can get muddy.The stones were free to visit,the parking was £4,we would of gone to the museum and manor house if there was some kind of refund on parking eg...More
How can it get any better than that? It's the only one in the world! My friends and I got there early December, it was cold and windy but so what? It was AVEBURY. If you're a fanatic for old history you have to see...More
I found our visit to the Avebory stones was more magical than to Stonehenge. The fact that the stones are all completely accessible, there are the loveliest little metaphysical stores nearby to shop in and you can dine in a pub (which allows dogs, has...More
Like others I found Avebury to be better than Stonehenge. It has a really nice village atmosphere as well as the historical aspect. We went to Avebury first and had limited time before moving onto Amesbury (Stonehenge) wish we had done it the other way...More
My preference? Avebury, rather than Stonehenge. The size, its energy, the accessibility, it all adds up to what is now has become. The energy of the ancient university can still be felt.Typically for such a place is that the available information is filtered. Not a...More
How can you review a structure which beginnings date back 5000 years ago? What right do I have to put the standards of today on something so simple, which has stood the test of time, a structure that would appear to the Romans older than...More
I was on a tour and we had visited Stonehenge prior to coming here. Avebury is impressive in its own right. It's not as crowded as Stonehenge and you can touch the stones, which made for a better experience, to me, in comparison to Stonehenge.
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.