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Three stone circles at Avebury are an impressive World Heritage neolithic site. Set in the midst of a small rural village, here you can (unlike at Stonehenge) walk freely amongst standing stones. Definitely worth a visit!
Both the stones and the Manor House are worth a visit - there’s also a very interesting museum and a coffee shop
If you don’t want to pay the cost of Stonehenge and want to get a bit closer to the stones then Avebury is a great place to visit. Taken from the national trust website “At Avebury you can wander among the standing stones of the largest stone circle in the world and marvel at the human ingenuity and…
The Avebury stone circle is second only to Stonehenge in its intrigue, age and stature. I actually prefer it! There is also a recently restored manor house with rooms decorated through the ages. Well worth a visit.
World Heritage Sites: Stonehenge (25 miles) and Avebury (a 5 mile walk) - two World Heritage sites nearby for those wishing to find out more about Wiltshire's ancient past. In addition, just a short distance along the A4 towards Marlborough is the largest man-made mound in Europe, the mysterious…