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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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  • Visited today and we were lucky to be able to join a tour. Michael Robinson gave us a very informative walk amongst these amazing stones. The weather was kind to us and we learnt lots of fascinating f...  more »
  • I haven't tried to visit Stone Henge, but the good thing about this place is you can get up close and actually touch them! Great place! 
  • Need hot soup in winter ... too warm you up after walking round Avebury Stone Circle, on a chilly winters day? Then the National Trust tearoom is a must and if they have there homebaked sausage rolls ...  more »