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Avebury Travel guide
Avebury : Michelin's recommendations
Avebury and its surrounding district are less renowned than Stonehenge, but are however rich in prehistoric monuments and structures, the oldest of which date from about 3700 to 3500 BC. Avebury's site is all the more fascinating because the present village is located at the centre of a stone circle, inside earthen "ramparts". The village church offers an interesting mixture of Anglo-Saxon, Romanesque, Gothic Perpendicular and 19C styles.
Tourist attractions Avebury : Things to see and do
A4 GB - Avebury SN81
It is difficult to make out the plan of the stones since the only vantage points are the earth banks, reinforced by a ditch, around the site. They enclose a circle of 100 sarcens and two inner rings. From the south exit, an avenue of about 100 pairs ..
Silbury Hill GB - Avebury SN81
Silbury Hill is a man-made, chalk mound, one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The reasons for its construction remain a mystery.
A361 GB - Avebury SN81
England's finest burial barrow (104 m x 23 m), dating from 3500 to 3000 B.C. The entrance at the east end is flanked by two giant sarsen stones. The passage, lateral vaults and the chamber at the far end are roofed with massive cap stones, supported ..