Avebury Tours

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Avebury
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, 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 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 London

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.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Private Stonehenge, Woodhenge, Avebury Stone Circle from London

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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Stonehenge and Bath Tour from London with Virtual Reality Experience

Let private transportation whisk you away from Central London and take you to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a single day.   Your guide will be with you every step of the way giving you a personalized experience. See some of the attractions as they were thousands of years ago through a virtual reality headset. In addition to visiting Bath and Stonehenge, you’ll also see the lesser known Silbury Hill.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Luxury Sunrise Stonecircle Fully Guided Tour

• Join this luxury private guided and truly unforgettable day trip to visit some of the UK's most famous Stone Age sites in the country. Starting with a private SUNRISE walk inside and on top of the largest and greatest stone circle in the world the 5000-year-old Avebury Stone Circle, enjoy the unforgettable view with a glass of Champagne. You will then travel to the ancient and stunning old English village of Lacock famous for its unchanged look going back over 1000 years and famous for being used in many Hollywood blockbuster films like Harry Potter and classic British TV shows like Downton Abbey. Then to finish the day you will visit the most famous stone circle in the entire world Stonehenge! What an end to the day seeing the circle that has amazed tourists from all over the globe. Your guide will know all history of each site and the best places to stop, so you can get that perfect photo and will even take them for you.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-Day Stonehenge and Avebury Tour from Glastonbury

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Glastonbury And King Arthur Private Day Tour

Immerse yourself in the history of King Arthur on this private day trip from London, all without having to organize routes, trains, or a rental car. Explore the key sites associated with Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, with visits to Winchester, Glastonbury Tor, and ruined Glastonbury Abbey, and hear tales about the believed 5th-century king as you explore—insight you might not get if exploring by yourself.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Stonehenge And Avebury Prehistoric Private Tour

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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Small Group Bath Avebury and Lacock Full-Day Tour from London

Escape the city for the day and visit some of west England’s prettiest places on a 10.5-hour tour of Bath, Avebury, and Lacock from London. Ideal for history buffs, this tour covers the Roman spa town of Bath, replete with Georgian architecture, and the village of Lacock. Plus, you’ll visit Avebury to see the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world. Small-group tour limited to six people.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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2-Day Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford Small-Group Tour from London

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 in the Cotswolds town of Cirencester, and round-trip travel by luxury Mercedes minivan are included. Numbers are limited to 16 people, ensuring an intimate, small-group experience.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide

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.
  • Duration: 3 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 8 hours
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Stonehenge, Avebury, and West Kennet Long Barrow in One Day from Salisbury

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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Stonehenge and Avebury Day Tour from London

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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Stonehenge Special Access Evening Tour from London

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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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