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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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  • I keep coming back here time and again, at various times of the year and different seasons and I never get tired of it. Mystery and history all around, tactile and easily accesible, this is one of the...  more »
  • Arriving just as the heavens opened with a flash-flood type of rainstorm, waited in the nice parking lot for it to stop. After a bit, a beautiful rainbow appeared, and we began our short walk to the c...  more »
  • Avebury is well worth a visit. It's much larger than Stonehenge, though unfortunately it's less well preserved. Many of the stones were pulled down and broken up for building, and have been replaced w...  more »