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Avebury Stone Circle, Avebury

4.6
Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Mysterious Site
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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  • Agree with most of previous reviewers’ comments. Unlike Stonehenge, with its entry fees, queuing, fences (and probably Goon Towers for good measure) Avebury is open-access, free and atmospheric...  more »
  • Parking charges are difficult to pay for, £7 for any amount of time and have to pay with change, option for pay by phone...with no signal to do so and always a queue at the restaurant, shop was...  more »
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