Avebury

Avebury is one of the world’s largest prehistoric stone circles and we visited it in July in conjunction with visits to Stonehenge and Avebury Manor.

035

A World Heritage site it is made up of a stone circle within a bank and ditch and two smaller circles within that.

063

Built roughly between 2850 BC and 2200 BC it is managed by the National Trust on behalf of English Heritage and unlike Stonehenge it is free to enter the site, and you can wander among the stones. Indeed, many sheep were doing just that when we visited!

042

051

066

The monument stands on a low chalk ridge and provides some lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

061

Definitely worth a visit, it’s a very extensive site and makes for a lovely walk.

You can find more photos here.

Categories: England, wiltshire | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: