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Avebury Stone Circle, Avebury

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Another magical mysterious place particularly early morning and early evening. I'd suggest a hotel within a couple of miles so you can visit this place at a few of the times mentioned above when there...  read more »
  • many years since i have been to Avebury but the Stones as impressive as ever, just wear wellingtons as sheep droppings in profussion.!! 
  • A fascinating site, far bigger than I imagined. The car park, visitor centre and pub were very full but, if you wander far enough through the stones, you can still feel away from it all. 
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