Avebury is a henge, which means a bank or ditch with stone circles within this ring. No-one knows exactly who built it or why but it was most likely used for some kind of worship. Today it is still important to contemporary pagans especially during the solstices.
The village of Avebury is partially within the circle, and in the 1930s archaeologist Alexander Keiller became interested in the stones and began excavating. He opened a small museum in the stables of his home, Avebury Manor. Today the museum fills the stables and a 17th-century barn with interactive displays which bring the site to life for adults and kids alike. Avebury Manor has also just reopened to the public.
Tours & Tickets
The way your guide shares his visions of a world hardly known by historians is as if you are being transported into a timeless dream and seeing the ancients ... Read more
Location: Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Visits the historic Stonehenge, which is a “must see” for anyone visiting the UK, as well as Avebury, which is ringed by the largest stone circle in the world ... Read more
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)