Avebury

Avebury is a small village 17 kilometres (10.5 miles) south west of Swindon in West England. The village is built on an ancient Neolithic henge dating back to 2600-2100 B.C.

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demoThe Henge is divided into four quadrants. Most of the stones making up the circle are found in the North West, South West and South East Quadrants.

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This section starts in the

South East Quadrant and continues to the South West Quadrant.

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demoAn in-depth tour of Avebury starts

at The Red Lion. The Red Lion is located on the A361 between Swindon and Devizes in Wiltshire. This section starts in the North West

Quadrant and continues to the North East Quadrant.

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Avebury was named the second best heritage site in the world for visitors by a panel of experts in Which? Travel magazine.

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Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill is about one and a half kilometres (.9 mile) from Avebury village. After 200 hundred years of investigations the hill is still a mystery. See Outer regions.

West Kennet Long Barrow

West Kennet Long Barrow is about a kilometre (.6 mile) from Silbury Hill, and two and a quarter kilometres (1.4 miles) from Avebury village. It is found on top of a small hill. Many visitors make this journey from around the world. From my visits to the site, I've found the American visitors to be the most prominent. See Outer regions.

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary dates from 3000 B.C. Nothing is left of the original structure now, only concrete brick markers are left. According to historian William Stukeley (1687-1765), the site was cleared by a local builder in 1724, to gain little profit. Archaeologists believed the site started with circular arrangements of wooden poles that developed over time to form up to eight rings. The third and largest circle was constructed of sarsen stones which were about a metre and a half in height (5 ft). There might have been a smaller circle of stones, while the remaining circles were constructed with wooden poles. See Outer regions.

Round Barrows

Round Barrows were used for burials, and are located on the opposite side of the road to where the Sanctuary is located. See Outer regions.

West Kennet Avenue (Stone Avenue)

The Avenue starts half way up on the B4003 road and runs for one kilometre (.6 mile). At one time it ran from Avebury Village to the Sanctuary, about two and a half kilometres (1.5 miles). See Outer regions.

 
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