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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Herepath | Marlborough, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just love Avebury, the peace and tranquility of walking around the stone, which are beautiful reminders of a long gone age. The walk round is quite easy on the legs. It's a much better example of stones than Stonehenge

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank A7774IYsues
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

£7 to park the car in the field. A bit steep! You need a guide of some sort to get the most from this, there is little information on site. The £3 guided tour was great. They were doing 2 a day at 12 &...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank WayneK160
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating walk around this piece of ancient history, complemented by the museum at the Manor. It's a fair distance to walk and some ground is not level and there are some steps, so need to be reasonably able. We went on a lovely sunny day...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying in Wiltshire for a couple of weeks and Avebury was on our list of places to visit. We didn't have much of an idea what it would be like. Our first sight of it was driving through after visiting the White Horses...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RandJ P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful afternoon spent wandering around this free entry site. The area itself is large & you will need to cross roads to gain entry into the various sites . I would have loved to have been able to read more about the site, through information...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Moog0_4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited midweek in May, in the morning, so not busy. Spent a lovely couple of hours walking this free-entry site, between the stones, touching the stones, enjoying the scenery and the company, then lunch at The Red Lion to fortify us (or you could take...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tanya D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walk taking in the stones. Thescale of the circle is amazing especially when you think of the logistics of moving the stones.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cliff1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous place to walk around with your family, friends and dog. Love being able to get close to the Stones. You can take it at face value or connect with the Ancients, meditate or pop into the wonderful shops. What I love is that you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ro F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was just ok; an historic site of prehistoric stones and a circular moat. That's it, oh and the expected shop Nice walk around the perimeter and a chance to enjoy the site and consider how they moved the stones. Not exactly the Pyramids or...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SouthBucks459
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our friends here who had never been before, they were intreagued and really enjoyed themselves wandering around the stones.

Date of experience: May 2019
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witty26
April 16, 2019|
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Response from Rewst | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The route from Salisbury across the plain to Devizes is good open and scenic and the roads are suited to two wheels. You could take in Cane Hill Locks at Devizes before heading NE to Avebury. Silbury Hill and West Kennet... More
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lori g
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
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aleta1111
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.
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