Avebury

Local nameAvebury
LocationEngland, UK

Avebury () is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. One of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, it contains the largest megalithic stone circle in the world. It is both a tourist attraction and a place of religious importance to contemporary pagans.

Constructed over several hundred years in the Third Millennium BC, during the Neolithic, or New Stone Age, the monument comprises a large henge with a large outer stone circle and two separate smaller stone circles situated inside the centre of the monument. Its original purpose is unknown, although archaeologists believe that it was most likely used for some form of ritual or ceremony. The Avebury monument is a part of a larger prehistoric landscape containing several older monuments nearby, including West Kennet Long Barrow, Windmill Hill and Silbury Hill.

Tags Stone CircleNeolithicScheduled MonumentHengeEnglish HeritageVillageFree
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Stonehenge Admission Ticket from 24 USD

Opening hours

Till Mar 24, 2016: open at any reasonable time in daylight hours. Usual facilities may not be available around the Summer Solstice (Jun 20-22). Please call before you visit.

Admission

Admission to the site is free.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avebury

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Avebury/195354890486346

English Heritage website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/avebury/

More information on UNESCO's website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/373

Twitter https://twitter.com/AveburyNT

Phone +44 1672 539 250

Coordinates 51°25'39.971" N -1°51'35.243" E

Tours and activities: Avebury

Stonehenge Admission Ticket

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Stonehenge and Avebury Day Tour from London

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Avebury & Stonehenge Private Tour - Day Tour From Bath

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