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Avebury, Wiltshire, Visitor & Tourism Guide

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Nearby National Parks: New Forest
Nearby AONBs: Cotswolds, North Wessex Downs, Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs
Nearby Cities: Salisbury
Select Towns/Villages: Pewsey, Marlborough, Woodborough, Devizes, Lacock
World Heritage Site: Stonehenge and Avebury

Unique and historically important village
One of the UK's most unique and historically important villages. Built within, and to one side of, a massive prehistoric stone circle that forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site*, Avebury is close to a number of remarkable sites.

Avebury Stone Circle and Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow and The Sanctuary
Over 5000 years old, the stone circle sits beneath a high rampart that almost encircles the site. Walk by the stones and then wander along the rampart. It's a remarkable sight, as is Silbury Hill to the south. The tallest man-made prehistoric hill in Europe, Silbury Hill is a short walk from the village.

Across the road from Silbury Hill, visit West Kennet Long Barrow. In the area, we'd also suggest you explore The Sanctuary and The Avenue Standing Stones.

Hill forts and Wansdyke
Given the Avebury area's impressive and important prehistory, there are plenty of hill forts within walking distance or an easy drive. Try Windmill Hill and Barbury Castle, Rybury and Knapp Hill.

In the area, discover the Wansdyke, too. Running from Bristol to Marlborough, it's argued that this enormous defensive rampart was built to defend the South West from the Saxons who were looking to control the area. Oldbury Castle by Cherhill White Horse offers top views. A long-ish drive to the north east is Uffington Castle with its very famous Uffington White Horse on White Horse Hill and Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow.

Walking and mountain biking
Clearly, this is great walking country. A very well defined track leaves east from Avebury Stone Circle and connects to the The Ridgeway National Trail. We'd also recommend walks to Fyfield Down National Nature Reserve and Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve. Pewsey Vale is superb. Try the Marlborough Downs, too. All these places are great for mountain biking as well.

White horses
Wiltshire's known for its white horses cut into the chalk downland. Many are local to Avebury. We'd recommend seeing Alton Barnes White Horse and Cherhill White Horse. The area's most striking white horse is to the south west at Westbury. The most famous is to the north east at Uffington.

Local attractions
Local attractions include Savernake Forest and Stonehenge, Bowood House and Gardens and Wilton House and Gardens. Lacock Abbey and its stunning National Trust village are west of Bowood.

Marlborough is well worth a visit as is, in our opinion, Swindon. STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway and Lydiard Park are great.

Last, if you're in the Avebury area for some time, visit Salisbury. Its cathedral is sublime. Explore the city's museums and see Old Sarum on its outskirts.

Further afield
The Cotswolds are a day trip to the north west and the New Forest to the south. Members of the team at PictureTheUK once lived local to Avebury and suggest day trips to Bath and Dyrham Park House.

*Avebury shares its World Heritage status with Stonehenge. They are referred to as 'Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites'.

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Avebury Stone Circle World Heritage Site

Located in Avebury, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

One of Europe’s finest stone circles, the henge encircles much of the pretty Wiltshire village Avebury. In 1986, Avebury Stone Circle and nearby Stonehenge were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First built over 50...

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Barn Exhibition

Located in Avebury, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

In Avebury village, and part of the Avebury Stone Circle World Heritage Site, the Barn Exhibition walks the visitor through the history of both Avebury and the local area. The information boards and exhibits cover the pe...

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Avebury St James Church

Located in Avebury, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Avebury St James Church is within the Wiltshire village Avebury. Zoom in on the Google map provided using the satellite setting to see its location. The building has Saxon origins and the tower was built in the fifteenth...

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Ivy House, Marlborough
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Approximately 5.2 miles away.

Total Rooms: 28; Rates: £45 - £80 Per Night

On the High Street, in the heart of the market town of Marlborough in Wiltshire, this beautifully preserved Georgian building offers free parking, great food and charming individually decorated rooms...

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Castle And Ball, Wiltshire
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Approximately 5.2 miles away.

Total Rooms: 34; Rates: £50 - £159 Per Night

Rich in historic character and traditional charm, the Castle and Ball is situated in the centre of Britaina s widest high street, on a site that has occupied an inn since the 15th century...

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Lansdowne Strand Hotel, Calne
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Approximately 6.6 miles away.

Total Rooms: 26; Rates: £60 - £130 Per Night

This prominent Grade II listed building is situated on the A4 Built in the 18th century, the original Brewery House is still intact and overlooks the medieval courtyard...

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