Avebury (Marlborough, Wiltshire) Reviews
Description:World Heritage Site. One of Europe's largest prehistoric stone circles.
Newest Review: ... were staying in Marlborough so we took the A4 which is the main road to Beckhampton. We got as far as West Kennet (the village just before you get to Beckhampton) and saw a small road sign for Avebury, so decided to take that. I'm so glad we did, because for me, THAT is the right way to see Avebury's stones for the first time. You drive along a small country road which has a beautiful ... more
Customer Avebury (Marlborough, Wiltshire) Reviews (6)
by - written on 13/09/11 (Very useful, 28 readings)
I have always been facinated with ancient history, particularly stone circles. I love their mysticism and try to visit as many as I can when on my travels. One of the most interesting places I have ever been to is Avebury in Wiltshire. This quaint little village is home to the largest ancient stone circle in the UK. I knew about this place before I ever went there and was so excited to be finally able to see the stones. The guide books told us to go to Beckhampton and take the road there up to the village, but the day we went we kind of got lost and boy, am I glad we did! We were staying in Marlborough so we took the A4 which is the main road to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/03/11 (Somewhat useful, 16 readings)
If you are into ancient sites then this is perfect. A gentle walk around the stones it very thought provoking and very peaceful. The information around it is emense and the books you can buy are vast but just being there is perfect. The mystery surrounding the site is intereging and you can spend many an hour just wandering around the area thinking what it could have been. The Ridgeway path is close to here and is perfect for walking the dog if you like to be far away from everyone. A perfect walk is from the nearby Barbury castle along the Ridgeway and to Avebury. You are very unlikely to see anyone but are asured to see outstaning views, unless it is really foggy ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/08/10 (Very useful, 113 readings)
I grew up not far from Stonehenge and so tended to take for granted the idea that everyone had ancient stone circles nearby. As a small child we would drop by 'the henge' now and then, climb over the stones, wander around, look at the graffiti thoughtlessly scratched on them and then jump back in the car and keep going. Today it's a very different matter - the stones are under the kind of control that makes a high security prison look like a more relaxed and attractive option for a day out. Once you've seen Stonehenge once, there's not really much reason to go back again. However, the same can't be said for the much bigger, possibly much older, and infinitely more ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/01/09 (Very useful, 129 readings)
Avebury is a popular, picturesque village on the outskirts of the historic town of Marlborough, and is very popular during the summer solstice as an alternative to Stonehenge. The village is easy to get to by bus, car or on foot and houses dainty boutiques, cute cottages and a great pub, The Red Lion, once hailed as the most haunted pub in Britain! (See the internet for more info on that one!) The Avebury stones, unlike Stonehenge, are directly accessible, it is even possible to sit and picnic around the stones. However, the pub does serve great quality, simple pub food for those who fancy eating out. During the summer solstice the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/01/09, updated on 20/01/09 (Very useful, 28 readings)
Avebury is a popular destination for a nice stroll or to see the fantastic stones scattered around. In the summer months it could be nice to take a picnic with you, and sip at a glass of wine under a shady tree while enjoying the views. Alternatively, you can visit the only pub in Averbury, one hailed the most haunted pub in Britain. Not only will you meet friendly locals but also many other tourists, and quite often a lot of motor bikers! As a tip, I would advise the fish and chips at the pub, simply lovely. Transport to the area is very simply from Marlborough with buses running hourly. If you aren't too keen on the bus a taxi shouldn't cost more than ... Read the complete review
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