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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 via mobile

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

Thank tobyl325
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Shubh K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank SorchaUB
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by at Avebury Stone Circle on our way to London. Peaceful little town. We are allowed to go close to the stone area. We spent some time around the area. A good place to have a relaxing walk.

Thank lynnmano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Harriet G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank johncZ4852NW
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.

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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