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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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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.
I love Avebury. I love the henge, the stones. I love the beech trees, and the pub. I love the NT cafe, and the houses and community that actually live there. I love the wonderful downs, the Ridgeway and so on.
At any of the...More
Friday 23 November 18, my husband and I visited Avebury Stone Circle, it is amazing to think that in the 1930's, the pretty village of Avebury, partially emcompassed by the stone circle of this World Heritage site was witness to the excavations of archaeologist Alexander...More
Avebury is a hands on, or perhaps a climb on, mysterious giant stone circle...make that two circles. One walks out in the pasture where the stones are standing and the sheep are grazing, and feels a sense of timelessness and great mystery. Lovely pub and...More
This is a great experience with the stone circle and the surrounding area, the walks are nice and there is plenty to see and do. Maybe if you are not a National Trust member then the car park can be expensive at £7. Just join...More
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
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
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.
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.