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Avebury Stone Circle

Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Herepath | Marlborough, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
+44 1672 539250
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Avebury is a remarkable place predating Stonehenge by a very long time. Humans lived here from the earliest times of civilization and the sheer size of it, the depth of the moat and the height of the mound is remarkable, given that everything was done...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place with the circle and henge. The road runs through the middle but it is possible to walk round the monument, stand on the earthworks to look at it and walk along the ceremonial avenue. Being so close to the history...More

Thank Gill M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took the opportunity to visit the historical stones whilst walking in the area. They were interesting to see although much smaller than the more impressive Stonehenge stones. Nevertheless, the visit was worthwhile. Disappointed that sheep are permitted to roam around the stones. Some areas...More

Thank MWC-UK
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The stones are beautiful and stimulate the mind. They are free to visit and the walk is interesting. It's a shame that there isn't a bit more information to read on way around.

Thank Dr-S-White
Reviewed 6 days ago

I remember, as do yet many, multiple visits over time to Stonehenge where it began with a dirt road and easy parking anywhere nearby. Drifting around undistractedly, in and out, up and down was - for both better and worse - of no issue. At...More

Thank preglad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the Avebury stone circle. The first time was 22 years ago, at twilight in the dead of winter. Back then, I’m sure we just parked on the side of the road before walking up to the stones. There’s now...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so lucky to live near this wonderful place, and have visited many times. I find it exceptionally relaxing, wandering around the stones and thinking of the vast history to this place. Here you can touch the stones, unlike Stonehenge where you are quite...More

Thank Georgia71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved seeing the stones. Unlike Stonehenge, you get to touch the stones. It is such a charming place.

Thank turistaamericana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely dog walking trip to Avebury with my partner and 12 year old. Walked for a far few miles along to Silbury Hill too. We find the stones fascinating, stopped for a drink in The Red Lion pub too, which was busy, but,...More

Thank Jenni M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Avebury this September as part of my West Country adventures, it never ceases to amaze me with all the history that is in this area this is one of the best to visit and it only costs the parking costs with the National...More

Thank Paul R
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September 5, 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
August 18, 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.
May 28, 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