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Avebury Stone Circle

Herepath | Marlborough, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
+44 1672 539250
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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 via mobile

It really is nice to walk around in most weathers. The stones are interesting and being able to walk around and up to them is nice. There are sheep in most of the fields in the stone circle so dogs have to be on leads...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect after coming straight from Stonehenge but it was absolutely worth the trip. They are two very different experiences but each worthwhile. Being able to walk among the stones made it more real and it was also a lovely village...More

Thank TravellingMum17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought that it was better than Stonehenge as you can walk closer to the stone circle and on a nice day us quite lovely. I don't know if I'd go out of my way to visit but if your nearby it's worth a visit.

Thank sealeg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a very pleasant few hours visiting Avebury Manor and walking around the stone circle. Quite amazing that it dates back around 4000 years. Interesting museum in the old barn. If you are planning to walk around the stone circle I suggest you wear some...More

Thank DennisWestSussex_UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off en route to see it's more well known cousin. The outer circle of stones is one of the largest in Europe and is clearly visible as you approach the village, completely in harmony with the cows grazing among them. The car park...More

Thank Jellybellydancer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An atmospheric visit to a fascinating site on a blustery day. 2 good museums (one more traditional than the other) giving a good introduction to the site. Quite muddy underfoot on the circuit around the stones, but the site and the landscape speaks for itself...More

Thank Red2Green
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This surely one of Britain's most interesting locations, and unlike Stonehenge you can see it for free! The huge Neolithic stone circle at Avebury in Wiltshire. The circle is the largest of its type in the world, about 1/4 mile diameter, enclosing 28 acres. Each...More

Thank aramis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stone circle rarely heard about but as impressive as Stonehenge. The stones are striking in their size and shape and that they encircle the village of Avebury. You get a good view of the stones and the surrounding landscape from the top of the...More

Thank Quirky-Bird-Gardener
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit. Unlike Stonehenge this is a living village, where you can walk amongst the stones and feel the history. A fabulous place with history, stories, ambiance and just great stones.

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went in early October on a day that was fine !! There is quite a lot of walking to do for anybody who is not to good on their legs. Of course the stones are not as big as Stonehenge and maybe not as well...More

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Liberty V
16 April 2017|
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Response from Joan W | Reviewed this property |
We went without any pre planning or a map. But you can get them off the internet. Just the atmosphere is wonderful. We went on one of the guided tours which was excellent. As someone has said the site is really quite small... More
26 February 2017|
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Response from daneellard | Reviewed this property |
The Stagecoach 49 to Devizes runs hourly from the Bus Station a few hundred yards from the Rail Station. It stops outside the Red Lion Pub in Avebury. Why not use Google Maps to plan the journey and perhaps visit... More
Lynly F
8 September 2016|
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Response from imrico | Reviewed this property |
Check Anderson Tours for a good guided tour. I got the combo with Avebury and Stonehenge at a cheap price point. The guide was very knowledgeable too!