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Avebury Stone Circle and Avebury Manor and Garden - Visit Wiltshire

Avebury Stone Circle and Avebury Manor and Garden

Historic Site


Tel: 01672 539250

Fax: +44 01672 538038

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Avebury Stone Circle and Avebury Manor and Garden

At the centre of a pre-historic complex in the Marlborough Downs stands Avebury Stone Circle, the largest stone circle in the world.

This circle features one of the most impressive henges in Britain as well as remains of a stone avenue.

Originally erected about 4,500 years ago, many of the stones were re-erected in the 1930s by Alexander Keiller.

The first farmers made their mark on the Avebury landscape almost 6,000 years ago.

Since then, a pretty village has grown up at the heart of the monument.

This is the only place in the world where you’ll find a pub and a chapel inside a stone circle.

But there is more than simply stones to this World Heritage Site.

Avebury Manor was recently the subject of a unique collaboration with the BBC.

The lives and stories of the house’s many owners were brought to life by the use of interior design, including the creation of many new pieces reflecting the skills of contemporary craftsmen.

The project’s aim was to create a unique experience – visitors are encouraged to relax with a book in the armchairs, listen to the gramophone or even try out the beds.

Nearby in the Old Farmyard you’ll find the Alexander Keiller Museum: your gateway to Avebury World Heritage Site.

Housing archaeological treasures from Avebury it reveals the mysteries of this ancient place.

The 17th-century threshing barn forms one half of the museum and is home to five species of bats.

Nearby you’ll also find a dovecote, shop and cafe.

Avebury has been a landscape of fields and farms since the Bronze Age, so you will find sheep amongst the stones, and occasionally mud. 

As with all great adventures you may need sensible shoes as some of the walking conditions can be rough.

Opening Times

Open All Year
Avebury Manor 2015 (9 Feb 2015 - 22 Dec 2015)
Stone Circle 2015 (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015)
Alexander Keiller Museum 2015 (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015)

* Stone Circle open 24 hours. *Manor and Museum close earlier in winter.
Visitor Car Park (pay and display) open 09:30 – 18:30 summer and 09:30 – 16:30 winter.
Manor House closed and parking may be very limited 20-22 June.

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