Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Avebury

Avebury Stone Circle

With a diameter of 348m, Avebury is the largest stone circle in the world. It's also one of the oldest, dating from 2500 to 2200 BC. Today, more than 30 stones are in place; pillars show where missing stones would h…
Top Choice Historic Building in Avebury

Avebury Manor

The mother of all makeovers at this 16th-century manor house used original techniques and materials to recreate interiors spanning five periods. Being hands-on is encouraged here, so now you can sit on beds, play bi…
Archaeological Site in Avebury

Silbury Hill

Rising abruptly from the fields just south of Avebury, 40m-high Silbury Hill is the largest artificial earthwork in Europe, comparable in height and volume to the Egyptian pyramids. It was built in stages from aroun…
Archaeological Site in Avebury

West Kennet Long Barrow

England's finest burial mound dates from around 3500 BC. Its entrance is guarded by huge sarsens and its roof is made out of gigantic overlapping capstones. About 50 skeletons were found when it was excavated; finds…
Church in Avebury

St James Church

A stout church with Saxon and Norman features.
Historic Building in Avebury

Dovecote

A 16th-century, Grade II–listed dovecote.
Archaeological Site in Avebury

Barber Surgeon Stone

Named after the skeleton of a man found under it – the equipment buried with him suggests he was a barber-cum-surgeon.
Archaeological Site in Avebury

Swindon Stone

A massive 65-tonne stone, which is one of the few at Avebury never to have been toppled.