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Avebury Stone Circle, Avebury

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Of the Pagan Neolithic henge monuments, such as Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle has the largest circle. It is still a place of religious importance to modern day Pagans, as well as a popular destination for tourists. The stone circles were constructed around 2600 BCE, but not all at the same time. Archaeologists believe that the circles were built slowly over the years, but there's no agreement as to their use. The National Trust manages the site and has been careful about maintaining its integrity by prohibiting development that would commercialize the attraction. However, you'll find two shops in the nearby village that sell gifts and hand out information: one is the National Trust's own shop, the other is a New Age shop that sells items related to the spirituality of the stone circles. Before you head to Avebury, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Avebury trip maker app, to make sure you see all that Avebury has to offer, including Avebury Stone Circle.
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  • As a newbie in southwest England it’s not every day you get to walk among and touch the stones of ancient stone circles. Though much larger, you are no longer to walk among those at Stonehenge. The.....  more »
  • This is a very historic place to visit. Magical in some senses. Hard to imagine how it was all put together back in the day! Much like Stonehenge in that regard but also quite different.  more »

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