This small village in north Wiltshire is best known for the stone circle that runs through part of the village centre. Like Stonehenge, Avebury can get very busy at Summer Solstice.
The Chapel Centre, Green Street, Avebury, SN8 1RE
Tel (01672) 539179
Open Jan Tue-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm; Feb-Oct Tue-Sun 9.30am-5pm; Nov-Dec Tue-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm
Avebury has good bus connections with several bus routes connecting the village with Salisbury and Swindon.
The most useful bus routes are Wilts & Dorset buses 5 and 6 that stop here en route between Salisbury and Swindon. Other buses include Stagecoach bus 49 that stops here en route between Swindon and Trowbridge and Thamesdown buses 48A and 49A that come here from Marlborough.
The Goddard Arms, Wood Street, Clyffe Pypard, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 7PY
Tel (01793) 731386
This museum has two galleries with exhibits relating the Avebury's stone circle. This includes an audio-visual display in the Barn Gallery.
Tel (01672) 539250
Open Jan-Mar 11am-4pm daily; Apr-Oct 10am-6pm daily; Nov-Dec 10am-4pm daily
This important megalithic monument consists of a stone circle enclosed by a ditch and an avenue of stones. Although the stones are smaller than Stonehenge, the monument is older and covers a larger area encompassing part of the village.