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Dating from between 2900 and 2600 BC, Avebury is the world’s largest Neolithic stone circle. Originally composed of three stone circles—the largest of which comprised 98 standing stones (though only 27 now remain)—Avebury is truly immense. Though the function of Avebury is not fully understood, it was likely used for pagan ceremonies.

The Basics
The county of Wiltshire is brimming with Neolithic sites. Day tours departing from London, Glastonbury, and Salisbury typically combine visits to Stonehenge, Avebury Henge, Woodhenge, and West Kennet Long Barrow, which are all part of the Stonehenge and Avebury UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other day tours combine a trip to the Avebury site with visits to picturesque English cities, towns, and villages, such as Georgian Bath or medieval Lacock, known for its wood-framed houses and stone cottages. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Avebury is a must for history buffs and anyone with an interest in mysticism. 
  • Beat the daytime crowds with a guided after-hours tour. 
  • Part of the henge is accessible by wheelchair, and a wheelchair-accessible restroom can be found on Avebury High Street. 

How to Get There
Avebury Stone Circle is situated in Wiltshire in southwest England. If you’re driving, parking is available at the National Trust parking lot, 6 miles (10 miles) west of Marlborough on the A4361. Alternatively, take the train from London Paddington to Swindon, then switch to the Stagecoach route 49 bus to Avebury. 

When to Get There 
Visitors can walk around the stone circles at any time, though early morning and early evening are when the site is at its most tranquil. As in neighboring Stonehenge, the summer solstice in June is a big event, and the parking lot often fills up early on this day. 

History and Highlights of Avebury
Today in Avebury, only 30 original stones remain standing, though pillars mark the places where other stones once stood. It is thought many of the original stones were removed in the Middle Ages by religious zealots who wanted to wipe out evidence of England’s pagan past. Other stones were pilfered in the 18th century and used to build houses in the vicinity, some of which can still be seen across the fields. Some stones to look out for: the huge Swindon Stone, which has never been toppled, and the Barber Surgeon Stone, under which the skeleton of a man was unearthed. The tools he was buried with indicate that he was a barber-cum-surgeon.
Address: West Kennett, Marlborough, Wiltshire, Avebury SN8 1QF, England
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Full-Day Tour of Stonehenge, Bath, Lacock, and Avebury from LondonDay Trips

Full-Day Tour of Stonehenge, Bath, Lacock, and Avebury from London

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Check off three of England’s UNESCO-listed wonders on this full-day tour from London. Stand in awe before the prehistoric stones of Stonehenge, marvel at the Neolithic stone circle of Avebury, stroll around historic Bath, and visit Lacock Village, where Harry Potter and Downton Abbey have filmed. Enjoy a more personal experience on this small-group tour of just 16 people. Round-trip transport is included.
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2-Day Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford Small-Group Tour from London

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Visit the beautiful Cotswolds, Bath, and Oxford on this 2-day small-group tour from London. In two days, discover the handsome Georgian city of Bath, see the ancient stone circles of Avebury, drink in the quaint villages of the idyllic Cotswolds, and visit the medieval university city of Oxford, famous for its golden-stone architecture. An overnight stay in a 3-star hotel or bed and breakfast and round-trip travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach are included. Numbers are limited to 16 people, ensuring an intimate, small-group experience.
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Stonehenge and Avebury Day Tour from LondonDay Trips

Stonehenge and Avebury Day Tour from London

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Uncover the secrets of England’s ancient history on a full-day tour of UNESCO-listed Stonehenge and Avebury. Ponder the mystifying landmark of Stonehenge, visit the largest stone circle in the world in Avebury and step inside the Neolithic burial tomb of West Kennet Long Barrow.
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Bath, Avebury and Lacock Village Small-Group Day Tour from LondonDay Trips

Bath, Avebury and Lacock Village Small-Group Day Tour from London

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Escape the bustling streets of London for the day and visit some of West England’s prettiest places on a full-day tour of Bath, Avebury, and Lacock. Ideal for history buffs, this tour covers the Roman spa town of Bath, replete with Georgian architecture, and the village of Lacock. Plus, visit Avebury to see the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world. This small-group tour is limited to six travelers.
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Stonehenge Summer Solstice Tour from London: Sunset or Sunrise ViewingCultural Tours

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Stonehenge Summer Solstice Tour from London: Sunset or Sunrise Viewing

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Celebrate summer solstice at Stonehenge with a sunrise or sunset tour from London, and experience the festival atmosphere as druids, sun worshipers, and pagans congregate to welcome the longest day of the year. Learn the history of the ancient site as you travel from London, and hear about the rituals that still take place near the stones. Enjoy the time to explore the site as you watch the sun rise, or set. Sunset tours include time to visit the village of Avebury and have dinner in a local pub.
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Stone circles, stunning Cotswold villages and film locations - see it all in one day. Award winning tours in small groups with superb local guides.
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Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from LondonDay Trips

Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London

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Uncover the mysteries of England’s fascinating past on a full-day excursion to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London. With a guide, learn about the legends surrounding King Arthur, the ancient stone circles of Salisbury, and the mystical island of Avalon. Take in views of the English countryside and see landmarks including the Chalice Well and the Glastonbury Tor. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 16 people.
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Stonehenge Special Access Evening Tour from LondonDay Trips

Stonehenge Special Access Evening Tour from London

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View Stonehenge in the twilight hours during this special access evening tour from London. With a local expert guide, get after-hours access to the UNESCO World Heritage site, including a 1-hour history tour. Earlier in the day, make a stop at the medieval village of Avebury and take a walk up the hillside to West Kennet Long Barrow, a 5000-year-old Neolithic burial tomb. Round-trip transportation from central London is included.
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Small-Group Day Trip to Bath, Lacock and Stonehenge from LondonDay Trips

Small-Group Day Trip to Bath, Lacock and Stonehenge from London

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See the best of western England on this small-group day trip that combines a trip to Bath with visits to Neolithic Stonehenge and the Cotswolds’ village of Lacock. Pass ancient burials chambers and a 4,000-year-old pyramid on route to the Georgian city of Bath; take a guided tour of charming Lacock, where scenes for ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and some of the Harry Potter movies were filmed; hear some of the theories behind the construction of Stonehenge; and more. Transport from London is included, as is entry to the Roman Baths and Stonehenge.
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Designed to delight travelers interested in ancient history, this private 8-hour tour covers the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stonehenge and the lesser-known sites of Woodhenge and Avebury Stone Circle. Departing London in a vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi, you’ll spend a couple of hours at each site, learning about the mysteries and legends surrounding each. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included, however entrance to Stonehenge is not.
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The UNESCO-listed stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury are two of England’s most impressive Neolithic sites. On this tour, spend a day discovering the prehistoric sites and explore much further than most tours, visiting the ancient wonders of Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow.
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Visit all of England’s UNESCO-listed Neolithic monuments in one day on a full-day tour from Salisbury. Designed to delight travelers interested in history, this tour covers the mysterious Neolithic stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury, Silbury Hill burial mound, and West Kennet Long Barrow, all UNESCO World Heritage sites. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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The prehistoric stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury attract admiration and intrigue in equal measure, drawing curious visitors from across the world—but visiting independently means missing out on their hidden significance. On this half- or full-day tour, explore Stonehenge and Avebury as your guide shares the many theories on their origins. Visit lesser-known nearby sites many visitors miss, with pickup and drop-off in towns within the local area included.
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On this full-day tour from Glastonbury, you’ll see the world-famous Stonehenge, plus several other landmarks that are also rich in history and mysticism. Following pickup from your area accommodation, travel via comfortable coach to Stonehenge. After a hearty pub lunch, continue to Avebury—the largest Neolithic stone circle in Europe—before visiting the pyramid-like mound at Silbury Hill. As you go, your guide will share facts and stories about these one-of-a-kind monuments.
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