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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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  • Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. We hired a guide/driver who made the visit to Bath, Avebury and ...  more »
  • We parked in the National Trust car park, it's pay and display but free for NT members. Our dog enjoyed the walk but had to stay on his lead. Was a bit tricky crossing some of the fields as they were ...  more »
  • we visited on a misty morning in early December - so no problems with parking. We walked the circle and were AMAZED at its size, the depth of the ditch - it is a wondrous place. The mist added to the ...  more »