Avebury World Heritage Site

Avebury, near Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1RD, UK

Telephone: 01672 539250

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Avebury World Heritage Site is full of prehistoric monuments including the largest stone circle in the British Isles, the longest stone avenue (West Kennet), one of the longest Stone Age burial mounds (West Kennet long barrow), one of the largest causewayed enclosures (Windmill Hill), and the largest prehistoric mound in Europe (Silbury Hill).

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 here 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.


Avebury World Heritage Site © Natural England - Tina Stallard
Avebury World Heritage Site © Jos Joslin
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