Avebury Stone Circles

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Avebury Stone Circles: Large henge and several stone circles surrounded by earthworks 421 meters (1,381 feet) in diameter, built around 2850BC to 2200BC.

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Monument:4.6/10
Popularity rank: #1237
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Wiltshire, Wessex, South West England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Variants:
Avebury Henge

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World Heritage Site

The landscape around Avebury contains some of the most important surviving prehistoric archaeological monuments in the British Isles. Since its inscription on the World Heritage List, jointly with Stonehenge, in 1986, the principal prehistoric sites within this landscape have been universally acknowledged as of international cultural significance.Within the 23 square kilometres of the WHS the monuments are of exceptional size and interest, including remains of the largest stone circle in the British Isles, the longest stone avenue (West Kennet), one of the longest Neolithic burial mounds (West Kennet long barrow) , one of the largest causewayed enclosures (Windmill Hill), and the largest prehistoric mound in Europe (Silbury Hill).

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The main National Trust Car Park is situated on the A4361 (£5.00 all day except free for National Trust or English Heritage members)

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Never closes

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Free

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