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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. 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.
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  • This is a great expansive stone circle site. Its free entry and you can touch the stones. There is a fee in the official car park or free to National Trust members but parking on a busy day is a night...  more »
  • Visited on the off season and I'm not sure it was really worth the drive. Car park was £7 even for a quick stop off and only took coins! (it is free if your a national trust member). Equally the museu...  more »
  • We had The BEST tour guide when we visited here. He gave the most interesting tour that we loved. Wish I remembered his name. Would recommend if you are in the area. Great for the kids to see as well....  more »

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