Avebury Stone Circle

Avebury Stone Circle

Avebury Stone Circle
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Mysterious Sites
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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fobl11
Birmingham, UK590 contributions
Family
Me and my family visited here earlier in the week and although the kids weren't able to appreciate it (4yo and 18m), we found it very interesting.
We parked in the National Trust car park where you need coins to pay (there is an online option but signal is poor) or you can pay by card in the barn. Its £7 for all day, although i cant see anyone spending all day here and £4 for after 3pm. We got there about 20mins early so just missed out.
The stones are situated in a beautiful little village and are seperated into a few sections, broken up by the road. Its a shame really that a road was ever built through it as you could probably appreciate the whole site more as a whole.
There is also the Red Lion pub where you can stop for a meal or drink.
When we visited, the restaurant was closed (on mondays and Tuesdays) which was a shame as there were plenty of people who wanted to go in.
Luckily there is a local little shop nearby where you can buy ice creams and refreshments etc.

Some of the stones are huge and its amazing picturing people 4000 odd years ago putting this together.

We only spent about an hour here, but there is a church and a few other buildings to visit that we weren't particularly interested in, but may bulk up other peoples day.
Written July 16, 2021
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Philmex1
Southampton, UK1,579 contributions
Family
This was my first visit to Avebury. If you like Stonehenge, this would be the next place to visit. It's a strange place - the stones a mysterious reminder of the distant past. The parish church has a Saxon font and is worth a visit. The Stables Museum is interesting with a few exhibits including a playperson which I guess was included as a bit of fun for younger visitors. The cafe serves a variety of snacks and drink. The gluten free chocolate brownies are delicious!

The main car park has a good number of spaces and is free to English Heritage and National Trust members (£7 for non-members) as is the Stables Museum. Avebury Manor is only free for National Trust members. The stone circle is free.

Written April 30, 2022
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Ewyena
London, UK12,152 contributions
I visited Avebury a few times in the last years. The site (the village) is quite small, but offers plenty to see: the stone circles lay around on many fields, the museum is also something to visit, and the manor house, which is a National Trust site. A few miles away we can visit Sudbury Hill, too. There is a church and some nice little shop and pub in the village, which is - I repeat myself, not too big, but lovely, rural and everyone can find something for themselves. The car park is not too big though and they should count with plenty of visitors in good weather. I truly recommend to anyone, families, couples, oldies, youngsters, with or without dogs, it is just a lovely day out. It can be crowded at some point, but again what crowd means to us... be prepared with wellies in wintertime or on rainy days, also with straw hat on sunny days and water. If we start to roam around, there is no shade or drink kiosk close to us...
Written July 8, 2022
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daftzippy
Exeter, UK15 contributions
The car park is a complete ripoff at £7 (even if you only want to stay an hour), and then National Trust will fleece you for even more money to get into their attractions, rip you off again in their overpriced restaurant, and then try to entice you in their shop as well to buy all kinds of stuff you don't need. And the events? Come along and do a yoga session for £12.50! FFS!

Avebury is no longer regarded as a valuable part of our national heritage which should be accessible to all. It's regarded by the National Trust as a money making opportunity, pure and simple. The only ones who could afford a day out here are rich pensioners and people who don't need to work.
Written June 26, 2022
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Beth Mahoney
Brackley, UK80 contributions
Couples
Parking charges are difficult to pay for, £7 for any amount of time and have to pay with change, option for pay by phone...with no signal to do so and always a queue at the restaurant, shop was closed.
Lovely little walk but not much signage to explain the history
Written September 29, 2020
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Pure Vacations
Whitstable, UK415 contributions
Family
One of my most favourite places to visit in the world. It is very special to be able to walk within a stone circle this important and experience the stones first hand.

I would recommend arriving early, and taking a walk round the circle or up the highway before others arrive. It is an experience to enjoy!
Written April 15, 2022
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Djl2k9
Ebbw Vale, UK22 contributions
Solo
Avebury. Such a fascinating but slightly overshadowed by its nearest cousin Stonehenge but not in any way less significant. I love the fact your able to get up close and touch the stones and study them intently. If I can give one piece of advice please do a stone circle tour provided by the national trust. It’s £5 but you learn so much than if you went solo. Hopefully you’ll be taken on a tour by Peter who’s humour and storytelling kept us all enthralled. I never expected a national trust tour to include dinosaurs and male and female rocks. He’s such a asset to the team
Written May 2, 2022
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Purple Peril
105 contributions
Solo
Easy to park (£7 for the day), lovely village around which the stone circle encompasses itself.
Local people and staff friendly and helpful.
Very muddy so be prepared but also be careful you don’t slip!
Really enjoyed the atmosphere of this place.
Visited Stonehenge after Avebury and although I wasn’t disappointed with the stones themselves, the £20 or so entry (which is going up more this year) cannot be justified and the materialistic glorification of this beautiful place has completely put me off.
I parked my car nearby and visited for free!
It made the £7 car parking ticket at Avebury seem so much more reasonable, and I gave my ticket to another visitor at the end and shared the cost!
Definitely returning to Avebury, definitely not to Stonehenge
Written January 19, 2022
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Helen M
Darwen, UK213 contributions
Family
Overall this is a good place to.visit to get up and close to actual stone circles. As a national trust members it is good value but I do think the parking fee is steep and maybe an hourly rate would also work. The car park is a tight fit especially with a lot of big cars fitting in.
Written August 18, 2021
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Longalion
London, UK121 contributions
Family
Why are there so many stones is all you think when you’re there. It’s nice to see and they go on for ages and you can get up close to them. £4 parking after 3pm or £7 all day unless your a national heritage member and get it for free. One pub and a cafe but that’s all. Kids did get bored quickly and it was a very hot day so never stayed more than an hour.
Written August 2, 2022
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