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Avebury Stone Circle

| 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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| Marlborough, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
+44 1672 539250
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited the stone circles as part of a tour from Bath. It was good to walk around the area and the stones. There is no fee to enter. It was interesting to see such a large area with historical significance.

Thank Jim_atl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is really a large stone circle. There's even a couple of roads crossing the circle. The setting is still beautiful and the staff manning the parking lot (£7 a day) were absolutely helpfull and attentive. You get a map of the circle, but the...More

Thank Lindylinn R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Avebury Stone Circle is of similar importance if not fame as Stonehenge, with the added bonus of being quieter. Avebury's stones are all free-standing (no plinths like at Stonehenge) and run in 3 circles through the picturesque village. There are clearly marked paths to...More

Thank JoshuaWDG
Reviewed 3 days ago

The whole area is steeped in so much mystery it's truly captivating! I recommend you stay in a local B&B, that way you can wander the stone circles at your leisure, especially awesome for photos in the evening or early morning - not so many...More

Thank kiwibees
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes Stonehenge may be the more famous, but Avebury is 2000 years older than Stonehenge. The stones are accessible and on a much more spread out site. They are free to visit.

Thank UK-Frosty
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's hard to understand just how big the stones are until you are up close & personal. Avebury gives you that opportunity, including walking along the henge to get a feel of the immense scale. So much in this beautiful area to see, so you'll...More

Thank M1ghtyM1tch
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Avebury stone circle is a real treat. The stones circle the village and they are not fenced off. The gift shop is incredible and the people of Avebury are friendly and accommodating. I cannot fault this place at all.

Thank sphinxycat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is lovely. It is quieter than Stonehenge and there is far more to see. It is also older. Avebury is a nice village with a pub, village shop and also a Henge shop, selling pagan stuff. It also has a vegetarian bed and...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

What is bigger than Stonehenge, has fewer visitors but is equally important historically? Yep you got it, Avebury Henge monument. Its not a good destination if its wet but if its dry you can spend all day exploring the stones and the nearby Avenue, museum...More

Thank AndiPayne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most people, we visited Stonehenge, then Woodhenge and then Avebury. It's different but similar. It's a larger circle and is in a different setting. We also visited the West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill prior to Avebury and the whole lot make for...More

Thank Peter-Selby
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Liberty V
April 16, 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
February 26, 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
September 8, 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!