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Avebury

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352 Reviews
West Kennett, Marlborough, Wiltshire , Avebury, England, SN8 1QF

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.

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Stonehenge and Avebury Guided Small Group Tour from London
Stonehenge and Avebury Guided Small Group Tour from London
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$151.57 per adult
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Stonehenge was amazing
The lady giving the tour and the driver were wonderful, very helpful and knowledgeable. Even with the rotten weather we had on that day I really enjoyed my trip. Thank you.
Carrie_G, Mar 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in South West England

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A highly recommended tour
Noriko_K, Aug 2021
Guided Stonehenge Tour with Avebury Stone and Cotswold Villages
A very good, well-timed schedule. Richard was an excellent guide providing useful information with welcome humorous notes. A highly recommended tour.
star-5
Fantastic Friendly and Fun
Judith_S, Jul 2021
Guided Stonehenge Tour with Avebury Stone and Cotswold Villages
Richard was the perfect tour guide. Friendly, knowledgeable, congenial, and with a sense of humour. Everything you want in a guide and more. He even managed to arrange for the rain to stop!!! Everything ran like clockwork, we saw everything as advertised with plenty time to explore and enjoy the sites, with a lovely stop for lunch. I would highly recommend this tour if you’re visiting Bath.
star-5
Great experience
Dan-n-Tasha, Mar 2020
Stonehenge and Avebury Guided Small Group Tour from London
This was a very cool and fun tour. Kely and Brendan were great. They were very accommodating for bathroom and snack breaks and gave lots of information. Stonehenge up close was breathtaking
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Bath
Sandra_N, Feb 2020
Bath, Avebury and Lacock Village Small-Group Day Tour from London
Wonderful day trip with excellent driver (Graham) and assistants. It was rainy, but we had a good time anyway.
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The Stones
Navigator537516, Dec 2019
Stonehenge and Avebury Guided Small Group Tour from London
A great day. Kelly, our guide, was informative, attentive and overall fun! A great learning experience as well as the enjoyment of the beauty of the countryside.
star-4
Good tour
jsostre1, Nov 2019
Bath, Avebury and Lacock Village Small-Group Day Tour from London
The tour was good. He showed us basic information. We were able to explore on our own. The tour was primarily for people who appreciate s history and geography. However, it was a very interested in sightseeing. I would recommend this tour when you are in London so that you can learn more about the country side and the wonderful city of bath.
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South west
Nora_O, Jun 2021
Guided Stonehenge Tour with Avebury Stone and Cotswold Villages
Richard was an excellent guide. Really surprised about how much i enjoyed the trip. Beautiful way to see the south weat
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Super Informative Tour!
MiamiLucas, Nov 2019
Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide
I had a wonderful time on this tour. Laurence has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the Monolithic sites throughout Wiltshire, England. I highly recommend this tour. You won't be disappointed!
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Chalice Well Garden......and the Pagan Temple
Christie_F, Mar 2020
Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
We had the best day out ever! Tony was our awesome tour guide and since it was a small group I feel like we got a lot of information and opportunities that we would have missed in a larger group. Prepare yourself for a long day though and there is no way to spend quality time at most of the stops, just to much for one day. We all ended up agreeing to skip Avebury. We would have had to rush through Glastonbury and then drive way out of the way for Avebury and then tack another hour back at least. I would have loved to have gone there but was even happier spending more time in Glastonbury so it was a great choice. The Chalice Garden is the best. So peaceful and beautiful. A do not miss. We had the extra time to walk to the top of the Tor, which was amazing. I can not imagine stopping there and not walking up it. We even had time for a sit down lunch, which was needed. The very, very best part was that Tony knew of a pagan temple that we got to go in......by far the most amazing place ever!!! So glad we had Tony to let us sneak it in. Our driver was awesome and Tony kept us on track and on schedule and had a ton of interesting information. This was my favorite day trip ever. The meeting place was also easy to find. All in all, the best day trip ever.
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Prehistoric Wiltshire in the winter
Bonnie_E, Feb 2020
Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide
We had a great visit to Stonehenge, Avebury, the Wiltshire museum and the West Kennet chamber tomb guided by Laurence who was very knowledgeable and well informed about all the places we visited. He picked us up at our hotel, did not hesitate to find solutions when the rain pelted down (in February), and came prepared with wellies and a car seat. Needless to say, he was also friendly, patient with my boys, adapted the trip as necessary due to roadworks and high water, and made our outing a memorable one. I highly recommend the experience!!
star-5
Great tour
sophiaanita8, Jan 2020
Guided Stonehenge Tour with Avebury Stone and Cotswold Villages
We loved our tour. Our tour guide Kevin was great. The highlight was definitely Stonehenge, but Avebury and the Cotswold were nice to see as well. Comfortable coach bus ride and it was punctual. Would highly recommend!
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Stonehenge and Avebury Day Tour from London
Roam23350293215, Oct 2019
Stonehenge and Avebury Guided Small Group Tour from London
Giovanna was great! We would definitely go with her again. She kept us well informed and entertained. Even though the weather was overcast and drizzly, Stonehenge was awesome!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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