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

Museum open daily:
1 Apr – 31 Oct: 10.00–18.00
1 Nov – 31 Mar: 10.00–16.00

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.

Discover Avebury!

  • 23 July 2014 10am-4pm *on now

Join Dr Nick Snashall on this all day walk through Avebury and its landscape. Along the way she'll reveal the secrets of its past from the Neolithic builders of West Kennet long barrow to the inhabitants of the medieval village.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£30.00 per person. Booking Essential 01672 538 016.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Girl painting

Wild Wednesdays

  • 30 July 2014 11am-4pm
  • 6 August 2014 11am-4pm
  • 13 August 2014 11am-4pm
  • 20 August 2014 11am-4pm
  • 27 August 2014 11am-4pm

Family fun activities with a wild theme. From bird box making with our rangers to creating beautiful dragonflies to take home, there'll be something different every week. Come along for inspiration and ideas to help you collect experiences for your list of 50 things to do before you are 11¾.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Big eared townsend bat

Avebury's Evening Bat Walk

  • 22 August 2014 8-10pm

How do bats find their way in the dark? What do they eat? Why are they so rare? Join the Marlborough Downs Nature Improvement Area for an evening bat walk around our mystical Stone Circle to learn more about these magical creatures. Bat detectors will be provided.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking Essential 01225 718 758.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Picture showing cow parsley

Rangers Sunday Afternoon Walk

  • 14 September 2014 3-5:30pm

To mark the start of our Walking Festival 2014 join the Avebury rangers for a steady summer afternoon walk enjoying the stunning Wiltshire landscape around Avebury.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.00 per adult.

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