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Avebury Stone Circle, Avebury

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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. To visit Avebury Stone Circle on your trip to Avebury, use our Avebury trip builder.
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  • One of the best sites in England, with the lane of stones and the two circles and a lovely village. Always worth coming and spending time at this ancient monument.  more »
  • Best approach down B4003 and follow the stones. Awesome hands on stone experience. Loved the tree with the shallow roots on the earth ring.  more »
  • We love it here. So much atmosphere and beautiful at dusk! It is so lovely to get close to the stones and the kids love rolling down the banks! The museums are good too,lots of information and the caf...  more »
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  • Such a great place to take kids. They can touch most things in the house and it's not too big as to bore them. Loads of outside space. The stones are incredible. It's a lovely walk around them. Some stunning views to be had here!
  • Beautiful day out to see the stones. Lovely surroundings, took the dogs (who all had to stay on their leads). Shame to cafe wasn't dog friendly but we did manage to sit outside as the weather was good. Would have given it 5 stars if the parking wasn't so ridiculously expensive!
  • In the sunshine it was a lovely place. Very busy on the day we went. Car park was full and has to wait for a space. Only thing that was not so great is the road running through the middle
  • Avebury can be a very expensive trip. Once you've paid for the car park there are 3 further things to pay for if you want to visit the museums or Avebury Manor. Unfortunately for Avebury stones there is a bury road running right through the middle which ruins the whole feel of the place. Other than this it is good to visit once in your lifetime.
  • It has very special atmosphere. I prefer here than Stonehenge personally. And also you might see the ghost inside red lion pub lol