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Avebury

West Kennett, Marlborough, Wiltshire , Avebury, England, SN8 1QF

The Basics

The county of Wiltshire is brimming with Neolithic sites. Day tours departing from London, Glastonbury, and Salisbury typically combine visits to Stonehenge, Avebury Henge, Woodhenge, and West Kennet Long Barrow, which are all part of the Stonehenge and Avebury UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other day tours combine a trip to the Avebury site with visits to picturesque English cities, towns, and villages, such as Georgian Bath or medieval Lacock, known for its wood-framed houses and stone cottages.

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Stonehenge, Avebury, Cotswolds. Small guided day tour from Bath (Max 14 persons)
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Stonehenge, Avebury, Cotswolds. Small guided day tour from Bath (Max 14 persons)
USD94.16 per adult
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Great Experience!
Rich was a wonderful guide and driver. I highly recommend taking this tour! Well worth the time and money.
Rhonda_B, May 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in South West England

Don’t Skip This Tour!
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Don’t Skip This Tour!
Dennis_S, May 2023
Stonehenge, Avebury and West Kennet Guided Small Group Tour from London
The entire tour of all three places was fantastic! Had never heard of the West Kinnett Burrow, so this was quite interesting! Loved the little village of Avebury, and the circle of stones. Stonehenge was the grand prize…so amazing! Our tour guide was full of interesting, historical facts about the areas. Would definitely recommend!
Great
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Great
PATRICIA_M, Apr. 2023
Bath, Avebury and Lacock Village Small-Group Day Tour from London
Christos was awesome and the day was comfortable and informative. It was the perfect amount of time at each stop but I do wish there was a costswolds stop in addition to the 3. There was a lot of traffic coming back no fault of the tour company but maybe another stop would make that worthwhile or would have placed the tour after the traffic. I digress this is a great tour I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to see avebury lacock and bath.
Exactly what I was looking for…
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Exactly what I was looking for…
Arlene_F, May 2023
Stonehenge, Avebury, Cotswolds. Small guided day tour from Bath (Max 14 persons)
This was an excellent tour. We really enjoyed Stonehenge and Avebury. It was a great taste of the Cotswolds. However our tour guide Tim made it “the best” with his info and guidance. I regret not having cash for a tip as it was well deserved.
Great tour
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Great tour
heather_v, Apr. 2023
Stonehenge, Avebury, Cotswolds. Small guided day tour from Bath (Max 14 persons)
We had a great day on this tour. Kevin was a great driver and tour guide. He certainly knew his history Coaches were clean and well maintained and great only having 14 people on board. Would recommend this tour to anybody.
Lovely!
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Lovely!
Amy_S, May 2023
Stonehenge, Avebury, Cotswolds. Small guided day tour from Bath (Max 14 persons)
The entire day was lovely and Gerry was a wonderful tour guide and bus driver! (Bonus points for the excellent weather!) Gerry had a perfect mix of interesting tidbits, instructions about how to get the most out of the sites, and a very relaxed and gracious tone during the day. Loved seeing a cross section of the Cotswolds!
Great!
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Great!
Erin_E, Apr. 2023
Bath, Avebury and Lacock Village Small-Group Day Tour from London
The two guides were wonderful! The smaller group size was really great and easy to get to know others. I would highly recommend to others!
Great experience
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Great experience
Beverly_W, Dec. 2022
Bath, Avebury and Lacock Village Small-Group Day Tour from London
The Avebury experience was my favorite but all of the sites were interesting and we were well informed about them by our excellent tour guide.
Lovely way to see a lot
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Lovely way to see a lot
Carol_B, May 2023
Stonehenge, Avebury, Cotswolds. Small guided day tour from Bath (Max 14 persons)
Loved Stonehenge. Lunch was at the Cotswolds but that wasn’t clear so i are in Avebury and passed on the walk. Should be made clearer. only criticism. Guide Tim was fabulous.
NW student
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NW student
Hadley_H, Dec. 2022
Bath, Avebury and Lacock Village Small-Group Day Tour from London
Excellent guide allowed time for our own exploration. We enjoyed the Saxon church in Avebury and Bath Abbey.
We loved our day with Laurence
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We loved our day with Laurence
Patricia_J, Feb. 2023
Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide
Traveling with my adult children (24 & 22). Both wanted to see Stonehenge. I found this tour, & we were all happy I did. Laurence took us to so many interesting places & explained them so well. My 22 year old does not enjoy history. He did that day, he's been telling all his friends what he learned & saw. My 24 year old LOVES history & geology & she could have spent weeks with Laurence, he had so much knowledge to share. He really did it in such a relatable way, not enough positive words to describe our day with him. Without this tour we would have seen Stonehenge, but all the other locations like Avebury stone circles, wooden formations, white horse carving in the hillside, the adorable cafe for lunch, the Salisbury Cathedral, the Magna Carta and more, we would have missed. We all learned a lot & had so much fun. My kids kept joking as we went around London, if we had Laurence with us maybe we would understand more about the interesting things we were seeing in the city. Fabulous experience, I highly recommend!
Beautiful day
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Beautiful day
Yves_T, May 2023
Stonehenge, Avebury, Cotswolds. Small guided day tour from Bath (Max 14 persons)
jerry is an excellent guide, funny and friendly. we visited very beautiful villages in Cotsword and Stonehedge.
10/10 would recommend!
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10/10 would recommend!
Alyce_J, May 2023
Stonehenge, Avebury, Cotswolds. Small guided day tour from Bath (Max 14 persons)
This was a fantastic tour, hit a lot of the highlights and the perfect amount for the day (especially being at Stonehenge so early before the crowds!) Gerry from Mad Max tours was so friendly, knowledgeable and laid back. It made the day an absolute joy.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Avebury is a must for history buffs and anyone with an interest in mysticism.

  • Beat the daytime crowds with a guided after-hours tour.

  • Part of the henge is accessible by wheelchair, and a wheelchair-accessible restroom can be found on Avebury High Street.

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How to Get There

Avebury Stone Circle is situated in Wiltshire in southwest England. If you’re driving, parking is available at the National Trust parking lot, 6 miles (10 miles) west of Marlborough on the A4361. Alternatively, take the train from London Paddington to Swindon, then switch to the Stagecoach route 49 bus to Avebury.

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When to Get There

Visitors can walk around the stone circles at any time, though early morning and early evening are when the site is at its most tranquil. As in neighboring Stonehenge, the summer solstice in June is a big event, and the parking lot often fills up early on this day.

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History and Highlights of Avebury

Today in Avebury, only 30 original stones remain standing, though pillars mark the places where other stones once stood. It is thought many of the original stones were removed in the Middle Ages by religious zealots who wanted to wipe out evidence of England’s pagan past. Other stones were pilfered in the 18th century and used to build houses in the vicinity, some of which can still be seen across the fields. Some stones to look out for: the huge Swindon Stone, which has never been toppled, and the Barber Surgeon Stone, under which the skeleton of a man was unearthed. The tools he was buried with indicate that he was a barber-cum-surgeon.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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