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.
Please check the National Trust website before visiting.
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.
- English Heritage
- National Trust
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Facilities and services
- Baby changing facilities
- Education facilities available
- Toilets for disabled
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
- Wheelchairs available for loan
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.
- Braille information and/or interpretation
- Large print information and/or interpretation
- Touch exhibits
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