Avebury - National Trust

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

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.

Stonehenge and Avebury 50km Walking Challenge

  • 1 March — 31 December 2016 *on now

Enjoy eight walks through the Neolithic and Bronze Age landscape of the World Heritage Site. Challenge yourself, embrace health and feed your curiosity. Register anytime, complete by 31 Dec 2016. Details at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury

What to bring/wear: Please dress appropriately for the time of year. Sturdy walking boots are recommended as the ground is often uneven and muddy.

Accessibility: Not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Admission

£10 per adult

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/84e4f5b0-ef34-4ace-8e9c-8e65f90bda38/pages/details

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.
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