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

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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.
Easter Eggs

Hunt for the Golden Hare

  • 19 — 21 April 2014 *on now

Join the hunt for the golden hare around our beautiful Manor Gardens on our Easter egg trail.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal garden admission applies. Adult: £9.00, Child: £4.50. Activity £2.00 per trail.

Website

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

Playing in the woods

The "50 Things" Adventure

  • 11 May 2014 2-4pm

Collecting 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4? Kick off your collection with this afternoon adventure with our rangers and get at least 5 wild experiences for your scrapbook.

Dress for the outdoors including stout walking shoes.

This will be an adventure across rough ground, streams and stiles.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

All Tickets £3.00 (per child, accompanying adults free).

Website

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

Eagle Owl

Wild Wednesday Night Walk

  • 28 May 2014 8-10pm

Join our rangers for a night walk around Avebury and listen out for bats and owls hunting amongst the stones. Enjoy a hot chocolate, and tick off at least one of your 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal garden admission applies. Adult: £9.00, Child: £4.50. Activity £4.00 for adults, £2.00 per child.

Website

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

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