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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
+44 1672 539250
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Reviewed yesterday

Wander round these amazing great stones and wonder at all the history these fields have known Why are they there What did it have to do with the stars and how did these ancients know... Fabulous fun While there take in Avesbury House and Gardens

Thank hmlhhf
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots more fun than Stonehenge and free too. You can walk around the many stones and touch them so much more fun for children.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 3 days ago

So you can walk all around the stones! Along with the sheep they are just out there in the pastures. The ring is very walkable and the ancient henge is still quite visible. It is a “must see” when visiting the area.

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Avebury is a massive beautiful magical stone circle with a village in the middle of it. It also has a stone pathway called the Avenue which is absolutely amazing to walk along towards the circle. Avebury is also bigger than Stonehenge, older than Stonehenge, you...More

Thank Ellevesse
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its so wonderful to be able to walk through the stones, touch them and feel connected to a past time. Always feel calmer after visiting.

Thank bel877
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a friend over from Australia who wanted to see some sights , so took her here.She was blown away by it.Site is not as commercial as Stonehenge , but that is its charm.You need 7 pounds in change to park the car ,...More

Thank mark s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk around the stone Visite the Manor on site The garden is wonderful the tour guide sas knowlegbale

Thank mjclermont
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring cash to pay for parking either coins in £7 or you can pay £7 and collect the walking guide at the little trailer at the entrance of the walking path. Friendly group of volunteers who will answer any questions. Bring food and water, you...More

Thank Naeem U
Reviewed 1 week ago

The stones are free to visit, but there is a car park fee if you use it. We stayed about fifteen minutes away so we could easily walk to the stones. The circle is big, and Crosses land and a main road. The village, and...More

Thank Johny747
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Stonehenge in the morning and Avebury in the afternoon. We enjoyed the experience at both but Avebury is let down by poor facilities. First up- bring £7 in coins for parking. Second- the toilets are nearly a 10min walk from the car park....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
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.
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