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  • Address: West Kennett, Marlborough, Wiltshire, Avebury, England SN8 1QF
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Avebury Tours

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.

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Stonehenge Special Access Evening Tour from London, London, null
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Stonehenge Special Access Evening Tour from London

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Visit one of the country’s most famous World Heritage sites with Stonehenge Special Access evening tour and get up close and personal with the stones. Visitors ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Stonehenge And Avebury Prehistoric Tour, London, Day Trips
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Stonehenge And Avebury Prehistoric Tour

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Small Group Bath Avebury and Lacock Full-Day Tour from London, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small Group Bath Avebury and Lacock Full-Day Tour from London

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Travel through 5,000 years of history on this full, 10.5 hour day-trip through West England. You’ll have the chance to explore the largest prehistoric stone ...  Read more

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

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Marvel at two of the most impressive stone circles in Europe and discover the history and mystery behind these UNESCO World Heritage sites. In addition to ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Stonehenge and Avebury Day Tour from London, London, Full-day Tours
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Stonehenge and Avebury Day Tour from London

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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.)

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

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Marvel at two of the most impressive stone circles in Europe, and discover the history and mystery behind these UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition to ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
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Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide, Salisbury, Day Trips
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Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide

Enjoy a private guided tour of the extraordinary prehistoric sites of Wiltshire including Stonehenge and Avebury. All tours are by air conditioned car and ...  Read more

Location: Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Private Stonehenge, Woodhenge, Avebury Stone Circle from London, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Stonehenge, Woodhenge, Avebury Stone Circle from London

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Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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

This full-day trip from Salisbury introduces you to the medieval city of Salisbury and the beautiful Woodford Valley en route to the world famous prehistoric ...  Read more

Location: Salisbury, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Full-Day Stonehenge and Avebury Tour from Glastonbury, South West England, Day Trips
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Full-Day Stonehenge and Avebury Tour from Glastonbury

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.)

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