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Wednesday 8th July

Wednesday 8th July

 

Good morning!

 

I wasn't going to do a blog today, but as I drove through Avebury yesterday, and discovered that it is now officially open to the public again, I thought I would have an Avebury visit. I also particularly liked the fact that English Heritage have described Avebury as being 'Open any reasonable time during daylight hours'! 

 

Avebury henge and stone circles are one of the greatest marvels of prehistoric Britain.

Built and much altered during the Neolithic period, roughly between 2850 BC and 2200 BC, the henge survives as a huge circular bank and ditch, encircling an area that includes part of Avebury village.

Within the henge is the largest stone circle in Britain - originally of about 100 stones - which in turn encloses two smaller stone circles.

English Heritage

 

Whilst the Avebury stones are managed by English Heritage, the Museum and Manor House and restaurant, shop and toilets are owned and managed by the National Trust. The Museum and Manor House are still closed, but the other facilities are now open again. When everything is open again, the National Trust always have fantastic activities for families during the school holidays. 

All links can be found in the Landmarks section. 

Happy exploring!

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