X

Avebury Stone Circle and Avebury Manor and Garden

Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1RF
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01672 539250

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 2438 reviews2438 reviews
Avebury Stone Circle During Summer
  • Avebury Stone Circle During Summer
  • Avebury Stone Circle at Dusk, Misty Setting
  • Avebury Manor and Garden Plants and Trees
  • Avebury Children Workshops
  • Avebury Manor Wooden Chair

Book Tickets Online

About

The pretty village of Avebury nestles within the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site.  Recognised for its globally important Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments, here you’ll find the world’s largest stone circle, stone avenues and ancient tombs.  Much of Avebury and the surrounding landscape is owned and cared for by the National Trust and is free to explore for everyone all year round.

Here you’ll also find a manor house which was once lived in by Alexander Keiller, whose archaeological work helped us understand Avebury’s past, and a museum that bears his name.

The first farmers made their mark at Avebury almost 6,000 years ago and archaeologists are still finding clues to their lives.  The stone circle and huge henge banks and ditches were erected around 4,300 years ago and you are free to wander around and among the standing stones today, allowing you to walk in the footsteps of the ancestors.  You can learn all about the Avebury’s prehistoric past in the Alexander Keiller Museum which is located in two galleries - a 17th century threshing barn gallery which houses interactive displays and the stables gallery which has the archaeological finds.

Avebury Manor and Garden is a unique experience.  The lives and stories of the house’s many owners were brought to life by the use of interior design and each room is decorated in the style of different historical periods.  Avebury Manor is very ‘hands-on’ and here you can sit in the chairs, read a book, lie on the beds or sit at the dining table.  The many garden ‘rooms’ reflect the style of the house.

There are also café’s, gift shops, a second-hand bookshop and toilets in the Old Farmyard as well as an elegant tea-room in Avebury Manor.

Avebury has been a landscape of fields and farms since the Bronze Age, so you will find sheep amongst the stones, and occasionally mud and as with all great adventures you may need sensible shoes as some of the walking conditions can be rough.

Share this with friends

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
No admission charge to Stone Circle - Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Near Junction 16 of the M4 on the A4361. Six miles west of Marlborough. SatNav users please use postcode SN8 1RD to find the main car park just off the A4361.

Public Transport Directions

Bus services: 49 Swindon-TrowbridgeNearest train station - Swindon

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs on leads welcomed everywhere, except manor house and gardens and café.
  • Open all year
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - one hour
  • Special group rates

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Braille printed material

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Opening Times

Avebury Manor 2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00*
Stone Circle 2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday00:00 - 00:00*
Alexander Keiller Museum 2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* PLEASE NOTE - Avebury Manor will be closed 20-22 June for Summer Solstice

There is also a tour of the Manor at 11am. If you'd like to come to the manor please ring 01672 539250 on the day of your visit or visit our website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury as opening depends upon volunteer availability.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      1611
    • Very Good
      649
    • Average
      128
    • Poor
      25
    • Terrible
      25

    Recent Reviews:

      Awards

      • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2024

      What's Nearby

      1. National Trust Avebury

        At Avebury you will find the largest stone circle in the world, a museum and a manor…

        0.03 miles away
      2. Alexander Keiller Museum

        One of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in Britain. Includes…

        0.2 miles away
      3. All Saints' Church, Alton Priors

        The Perpendicular tower of this lovely Medieval church dominates surrounding fields. It…

        4.84 miles away
      1. Crop Circle Exhibition & Information Centre

        Ever wanted to learn about crop circles? Or wanted to meet crop circle enthusiasts to…

        5.11 miles away
      2. Marlborough College Summer School

        This extremely popular multi-generational learning experience will take place over four…

        5.22 miles away
      3. St Peter's Church, Marlborough

        A community hub for the Arts and History hosting events, exhibitions and activities for…

        5.26 miles away
      4. The Merchant's House

        The Merchant's House - a glorious restoration of a 17th century silk merchant's house.…

        5.35 miles away
      5. Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum

        Motor museum with vintage, post-vintage and classic cars, including American models. The…

        6.03 miles away
      6. Jones's Mill - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

        Jones’s Mill, a nature reserve owned by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is a fen, made up of wet…

        7.09 miles away
      7. REME Museum

        The REME Museum displays the proud history of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and…

        7.2 miles away
      8. Studley Grange Garden & Leisure Park

        In Butterfly World and the animal paddock meet the otters and meerkats and visit the…

        7.27 miles away
      9. The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust

        The Kennet and Avon Canal has 106 locks, six aqueducts, three tunnels, and hundreds of…

        7.84 miles away
      10. Kenavon Venture

        60 feet long canal boat for up to 45 passengers with a bar, refreshments and on-board…

        7.84 miles away
      11. Wadworth Brewery, Tap and Shop

        Family friendly, self guided Visitor Centre and interactive exhibition – Free…

        8.03 miles away
      12. Wiltshire Museum

        Discover gold from the time of Stonehenge, find out more about ancient Wiltshire,…

        8.06 miles away
      13. Bowood House and Gardens

        Outstanding 18th century mansion house estate.

        8.16 miles away
      Previous Next

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss