The pretty village of Avebury nestles within the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. Recognised for its globally important Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments, here you’ll find the world’s largest stone circle, stone avenues and ancient tombs. Much of Avebury and the surrounding landscape is owned and cared for by the National Trust and is free to explore for everyone all year round.
Here you’ll also find a manor house which was once lived in by Alexander Keiller, whose archaeological work helped us understand Avebury’s past, and a museum that bears his name.
The first farmers made their mark at Avebury almost 6,000 years ago and archaeologists are still finding clues to their lives. The stone circle and huge henge banks and ditches were erected around 4,300 years ago and you are free to wander around and among the standing stones today, allowing you to walk in the footsteps of the ancestors. You can learn all about the Avebury’s prehistoric past in the Alexander Keiller Museum which is located in two galleries - a 17th century threshing barn gallery which houses interactive displays and the stables gallery which has the archaeological finds.
Avebury Manor and Garden is a unique experience. The lives and stories of the house’s many owners were brought to life by the use of interior design and each room is decorated in the style of different historical periods. Avebury Manor is very ‘hands-on’ and here you can sit in the chairs, read a book, lie on the beds or sit at the dining table. The many garden ‘rooms’ reflect the style of the house.
There are also café’s, gift shops, a second-hand bookshop and toilets in the Old Farmyard as well as an elegant tea-room in Avebury Manor.
Avebury has been a landscape of fields and farms since the Bronze Age, so you will find sheep amongst the stones, and occasionally mud and as with all great adventures you may need sensible shoes as some of the walking conditions can be rough.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|No admission charge to Stone Circle||Free|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|Stone Circle 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Alexander Keiller Museum 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Avebury Manor 2021 (19 Nov 2021 - 23 Dec 2021)|
|Avebury Manor 2021/22 (27 Dec 2021 - 2 Jan 2022)|
|Avebury Manor 2022 (7 Oct 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)|
* There is also a tour of the Manor at 11am. If you'd like to come to the manor please ring 01672 539250 on the day of your visit or visit our website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury as opening depends upon volunteer availability.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site
- Dogs Accepted - Dogs on leads welcomed everywhere, except manor house and gardens and café.
- Open All Year
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Approx length of visit - one hour
- In countryside
- Outdoor Attraction
- Village Location
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge)
- Special group rates
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
Map & Directions
Near Junction 16 of the M4 on the A4361.
Six miles west of Marlborough.
SatNav users please use postcode SN8 1RD to find the main car park just off the A4361.
Public Transport Directions
Bus services 49 Swindon-Trowbridge
Nearest train station - Swindon
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2021
- Very Good627
- Michael CDerby, United KingdomFascinatingSaturday, 6th November 2021We walked all around the stone circle and found that it was a fascinating experience. The only drawback was the rather long hike from the car park. Read full review
- normanj187Woking, United KingdomImpressive sightMonday, 8th November 2021Overall the experience was delightful. The circle itself requires a degree of visualisation but the totality is impressive. However, better signing and directions would be helpful. We specifically... Read full review
- BigFatBudgiePort TalbotTrip Type:CouplesMystical landscapeWednesday, 24th November 2021Avebury is a place full of myth and mystery. What impressed me the most was the size and age of the stones. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Nice walks and facilities are close at... Read full review