Of the Pagan Neolithic henge monuments, such as Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle has the largest circle. It is still a place of religious importance to modern day Pagans, as well as a popular destination for tourists. The stone circles were constructed around 2600 BCE, but not all at the same time. Archaeologists believe that the circles were built slowly over the years, but there's no agreement as to their use. The National Trust manages the site and has been careful about maintaining its integrity by prohibiting development that would commercialize the attraction. However, you'll find two shops in the nearby village that sell gifts and hand out information: one is the National Trust's own shop, the other is a New Age shop that sells items related to the spirituality of the stone circles. Before you head to Avebury, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Avebury trip maker app, to make sure you see all that Avebury has to offer, including Avebury Stone Circle.
Tours to Avebury Stone Circle
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Stonehenge, Avebury, Cotswolds. Small guided day tour from Bath (Max 14 persons)
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Stonehenge and Avebury Tour from Glastonbury
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Stonehenge, Avebury, and West Kennet Long Barrow in One Day from Salisbury
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Ancient Britain Tour - Private Day Trip from Bath
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Avebury Stone Circle reviews
The Avebury Standing Stones and Stone Circles are unique & impressively large, in area. They cover several square kilometres and the village of Avebury even partly sits within the larger outer...
The Avebury Standing Stones and Stone Circles are unique & impressively large, in area. They cover several square kilometres and the village of Avebury even partly sits within the larger outer... more »
Avebury Stone Circle is fascinating. A stone circle so big the small village is in the middle of it. The stone circle is from about 2500 BCE. Some of these sarsen stones weigh as much as 40 tons. And.... more
Avebury Stone Circle is fascinating. A stone circle so big the small village is in the middle of it. The stone circle is from about 2500 BCE. Some of these sarsen stones weigh as much as 40 tons. And.... more »
Lovely place to visit ,not just the stone circle to look at ,there is also, gifts shops, bookstore, pub, Manor House and gardens , barn with seating outside if you fancy a bite to eat..lots of things to see and do. Car parks are near and blue badge holders can park right near the High St..not far (4 miles ) away you have the burial grounds ,all in all fab place to visit if your on your own, couples, with children age doesn't matter..
I love Avebury. A fascinating stone circle (the largest stone circle in Europe) and a lovely little village! Unfortunately, the National Trust has had to rope off sections of the circle (particularly during school holidays) due to erosion from so many people walking around, but it's still very stunning to see. They have a pub in the middle of the village which offers food and drinks. There's also a small corner shop (very friendly owners) and a few other shops (one being esoteric, another being an independent jeweller). The church and its grounds are very well maintained, and there's a museum that details the history of Avebury. It can get very muddy during rainy periods, and proper walking/hiking boots definitely help you keep traction with the ground! It is a wonderful place to go to during pagan holidays. There's always really friendly people around, and the summer solstice and Samhain (Halloween) celebrations are always great fun! I've visited this site dozens of times, and I dare say I will continue to do so for as long as I'm able to! There are several car parks dotted around, including one near the centre of the village. The only negative to the village at the moment is that the public toilets are STILL not open. They've been closed for a very long time now.
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