Avebury

    Avebury: Part of stone circle, ditch and bank. Village behind. One of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe, built around 2500BC and covering 12 hectares.
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    Angharad Moran

    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. Keiller opened the museum at Avebury to display his findings in 1938 in the old stable building of Avebury Manor where he lived.

    In re-erecting many of the stones, Keiller uncovered the true wonder of one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe. You can see his fascinating finds on display in the museum, still housed in the stables but now also in the 17th-century threshing barn, where interactive displays and activities for children bring the landscape to life.

    Explore this fascinating prehistoric site: the largest stone circle in the world. No-one knows why the henge and huge outer stone circle were created. But we can all enjoy the freedom and space they give us to express ourselves in.

    Avebury, near Marlborough, Wiltshire

    Tel: 01672 539 250

    www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury

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