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Avebury Stone Circle

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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 4 days ago

Visited the Stones and was impressed by the size of the site and how we were able to walk amongst them and touch them - unlike Stonehenge. We were on a limited time scale so were not able to walk to the West Kennet Long...More

Thank Reynard999
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love that you can touch these stones and try to connect with history. A wonderful walk around them and through them. Take time to stop just outside the village to visit the procession into the stones too. Some of the path is closed on...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Neolithic people clearly had amazing passion as well as energy to figure out how to move these massive stones and also to dig the 'henges' (trenches and burms). This is a great place to visit and spend an afternoon.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Living only thirty miles away, I've been visiting Avebury regularly for most of my life,and it has so far escaped the obsessive over-management and Disneyfication that has blighted some other sites recently. Here you can wander freely amongst and even touch the stones, or just...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours here with family with a young baby. Hugh stone circle, only walked between a few stones but you can get up close. Didn't think the 2 museums here were worth the entry fee but had an overseas visitors pass so...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge stone circle (huge stones and huge circle!) with enormous bank and ditch. It’s much more “rough and ready” than Stonehenge and provides an interesting contrast. The cafe was closed because of a ceiling collapse, but they have a pop-up one just round the corner....More

Thank LinMagMc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little village with a haunted pub nestled within a gigantic stone circle. Well strictly, more than one stone circle, with a bonus henge (a deep ditch with a rampart on the outside). We took a very reasonably priced tour, on sire, which I would...More

Thank AdelaidePam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to the joys of jetlag and very early starts, we decided to add a trip to Avebury into our day before visiting stonehenge. We arrived about 8am in the morning, and found parking to be strangely difficult. The pay car park seemed to be...More

Thank crstdb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A massive circle of standing stones that still feel 'alive' because of their location in the midst of a village. There's something awe-inspiring about being amongst the stones that you don't get in other 'museum-style' more famous stone circles. These stones feel 'human' as they...More

Thank OffOutAndAbout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Son is learning about the Stone Age and as you can’t really get to stone henge this was the best option for us. We’re NT members so parking was free, although I think it was £7 to park although when busy parking is a problem....More

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lori g
6 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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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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