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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 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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Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide

Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide

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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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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$328.33
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Full-Day Stonehenge and Avebury Tour from Glastonbury

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Full-Day Stonehenge and Avebury Tour from Glastonbury

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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$176.41
US$207.55
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Stonehenge, Avebury and Cotswold Villages (Tour 1)

Stonehenge, Avebury and Cotswold Villages (Tour 1)

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See UNESCO World Heritage sites, Cotswolds villages, and more on this full-day tour from Bath. Depart early in the morning and head to the world-famous Stonehenge (entry own expense), where you’ll skip the crowds and explore with an audio guide. Continue to other nearby highlights, including Avebury Stone Circle and Silbury Hill, before visiting the Tudor–era Lacock Abbey. End the day at Castle Combe: one of the Cotswolds’ prettiest villages.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.43
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Private Stonehenge Woodhenge and Avebury Stone Circle by Luxury Sedan

Private Stonehenge Woodhenge and Avebury Stone Circle by Luxury Sedan

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Private tour for your own group Luxury Mercedes E Class sedan Personal driver guide Visit 3 great sites in one day
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$947.95
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Circle tours

Circle tours

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We are a bespoke tour company based in amesbury, wiltshire. We 'circle tours' are a tour company like no other. A tour where you can relax. Our professional driver will collect you/your party in our air conditioning vehicle from the agreed location. Take you/your party on your bespoke tour of your choice. No rushing for buses or fighting for a seat. Once the tour is completed we will take you to your preferred location. We try to make your experience special and stress free.
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  • 1 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$139.81
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Stonehenge, Avebury, and West Kennet Long Barrow in One Day from Salisbury

Stonehenge, Avebury, and West Kennet Long Barrow in One Day from Salisbury

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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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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$279.19
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Private Tour Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Circles

Private Tour Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Circles

Head beyond London city limits, and visit several of England’s most important historical landmarks, on this private, full-day tour. Depart in the morning from your hotel, and trade the city streets for pretty countryside. You’ll visit Stonehenge and Avebury: the ancient, Neolithic stone circles are both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Next, you’ll discover Silbury Hill and the West Kennet Long Barrow. If preferred, stop for lunch en route at a tranquil, country pub (additional expense).
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$360.79
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3-Day Private Tour from Bath to Avebury and Stonehenge

3-Day Private Tour from Bath to Avebury and Stonehenge

This private tour allows guests to discover centuries of history with included visits to Stonehenge, Avebury and Portsmouth's historic dockyard. Live in the Roman legacy during your time in Bath and visit the world's most famous prehistoric monuments. Explore the natural hot springs of Bath said to contain 'healing properties' on your included trip to The Roman Baths and enjoy a decadent tasting experience at the Pump Room Restaurant.
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  • 3 days
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US$643.94
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Private Avebury.Stonehenge.Salisbury.

Private Avebury.Stonehenge.Salisbury.

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We offer private tours in a brand new 9 seater minivan. You will have the use of a private driver guide.This is a fully guided tour at each venue. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We are very flexible in every way. We use back roads where possible.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$783.53
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Ancient Britain Tour - Private Day Trip from Bath

Ancient Britain Tour - Private Day Trip from Bath

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Exploring the prehistoric sites around Bath is difficult in a day without resorting to a hire car. This private tour delivers: covering three sights in a single morning and afternoon. Admire England’s rolling countryside as you leave Bath for the world’s largest neolithic stone circle at Avebury, and stroll among its ancient stones. Then, continue to see the West Kennet Long Barrow tomb before visiting Stonehenge and making your return.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$302.88
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