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Avebury Stone Circle Taster Tours

Avebury Stone Circle is probably one England's best kept secrets; because it is somewhat sadly over shadowed by it's more famous younger brother Stonehendge.

The Avebury ring is the oldest stone ring that is known to be in existence anywhere in the world and is even older than Stonehenge.
Unlike Stonehenge your are still able to walk amungst the megalithic stone circle. This make this world heritage site a really special place to visit.

Some interpretation's of the site

"Avebury is seen as a spiritual centre by many who profess beliefs such as Paganism, Wicca, and Druidry; for some it is regarded more highly than Stonehenge. The pagan festivals all attract visitors, and the summer solstice especially draws increasingly large crowds. Avebury is said to stand on the St Michael ley line, an alignment that is said to run across England from Cornwall to East Anglia."

English Heritage holds guardianship of Avebury stone circle, which is managed by the National Trust. Discover more about this extraordinary monument with our taster tours of the Stone Circle. Tours take place on most days at 12.00 and 2.00pm.

In the 1930s, the pretty village of Avebury, partially encompassed by the stone circle of this World Heritage site, was witness to the excavations of archaeologist Alexander Keiller. In re-erecting many of the stones, Keiller uncovered the true wonder of one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe.

The fascinating finds from his excavations are on display in the 17th-century threshing barn and stables galleries of the Alexander Keiller Museum, where interactive displays and activities for children bring the landscape to life.

So instead of practicing the 'Day of Rest' rule this Sunday, try out a bit of Paganism and head down to Avebury and try a taster tour of the circle for £2.

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