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Avebury, partially encompassed by the stone circle of this World Heritage site.

In the 1930s, the pretty village of Avebury, partially encompassed by the stone circle of this World Heritage site.

Avebury was witness to the excavations of archaeologist Alexander Keiller. In re-erecting many of the stones, Keiller uncovered the true wonder of one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe.

The fascinating finds from his excavations are on display in the 17th-century threshing barn and stables galleries of the Alexander Keiller Museum, where interactive displays and activities for children bring the landscape to life. The 16th-century dovecote also displays a variety of alternating interpretations throughout the year

Don't miss:

  • Walk to the Bronze Age burial mounds at Windmill Hill.
  • Visit the Lansdowne Monument and Iron Age earthwork of Oldbury.
  • Discover Avebury's buried past secrets in the museum.

Making the most of your day:

With world-renowned experts in archaeology on the Trust team at Avebury, be sure to look out for forthcoming lectures and events of archaeological interest on the Avebury calendar. Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.


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