Avebury - National Trust

Avebury - National Trust
Avebury Stone Circle
Nr Marlborough
Wiltshire
SN8 1RF
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury

E-mail

avebury@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Estate office

01672 539250

Shop

01672 539384

Restaurant

01672 539514

Fax

Estate office

01672 538038

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Avebury: Partial view of stone circle with sun shining through trees behind
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One of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe and spread over a vast area, much of which is under Trust protection. The great stone circle, encompassing part of the village of Avebury, is enclosed by a ditch and external bank and approached by an avenue of stones. Many of the stones were re-erected in the 1930s by the archaeologist Alexander Keiller. The site Museum, including a new exhibition in the 17th-century thatched threshing barn, presents the archaeological story of Avebury. Finds from the site and interactive and audio-visual displays are used to tell the story of the monuments and the people who have helped to reveal their past. West of Avebury, the Iron Age earthwork of Oldbury Castle crowns Cherhill Down, along with the conspicuous Lansdowne Monument. With the spectacular folds of Calstone Coombes, this area of open downland provides wonderful walking opportunities.

Venue Type:

Prehistoric site, Archaeological site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site, Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Alexander Keiller Museum inc. Barn Gallery:
Adult £4
Child £2
Family £10 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Family £7 (1 adult and up to 3 children)
Groups (15+) Adult £3.60, Child £1.70.

Discount for bus users: £1 adults and 50p children off Museum ticket. EH members free. Stone Circle free.

Discounts

  • English Heritage
  • National Trust

Additional info

The Circle restaurant (licensed). Serves vegetarian lunches and teas, specialising in vegan and gluten-free dishes, using organic and local products. Children’s menu.

Picnic area by Barn.

Collection details

Archaeology

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Avebury henge. Stones in the South Circle viewed from the south-east quadrant bank.

Walk With an Archaeologist: Avebury Walking Festival

  • 24 September 2014 10am-1pm *on now

Explore the hidden (and not so hidden) past of the Avebury landscape on this half-day walk with Archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall. Along the way you'll discover how generations of antiquaries and archaeologists have transformed our knowledge of this ancient place and the people who built it.

Length: Approximately 4 miles across often rough ground, including steep slopes and stiles.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

All tickets £15.00.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Avebury henge. Stones in the South Circle viewed from the south-east quadrant bank.

Creepy Cat Trail

  • 23 October — 2 November 2014

Hunt for the witch's cats hiding around Avebury Manor Garden and win a spooky prize.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply (adult: £10.00, child: £5.00). Trail £2.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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