Avebury - National Trust
Avebury - National Trust
Avebury Stone Circle
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.
Prehistoric site, Archaeological site, Garden, parklands or rural site
Museum open daily:
1 Apr – 31 Oct: 10.00–18.00
1 Nov – 31 Mar: 10.00–16.00
Alexander Keiller Museum inc. Barn Gallery:
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.
- English Heritage
- National Trust
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.
Avebury Winter Warmers
- 11 December 2013 From 10:30am
Leave the crowds behind and join Archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall for a winter ramble around the Stone Circles followed by mince pies, Christmas liqueur and the chance to browse our superb range of gift ideas and take advantage of a special seasonal discount in our National Trust shop.
Christmas through the ages
- 5 — 22 December 2013 *on now
Visit the festively decorated Manor House in December and find out how Christmas was celebrated from Tudor times to the 1930s.
Normal admission charges apply.
Avebury Manor at Christmas
- 18 December 2013 1:30-3:30pm
Discover how Christmas was celebrated through the ages. One hour guided tour through the festively decorated manor, finished with Christmas tea in the West Library tearoom. Before your tour, why not get some inspiration in our shop. You will receive a 10% discount on the day of the tour.
Winter cleaning days at Avebury Manor
- 15 January 2014 11am-3pm
- 22 January 2014
Work off those Christmas calories! Help the house manager with the winter clean of Avebury manor and pick up some useful tips for looking after your own treasures.