Avebury

Ancient stone circle, museum and manor house in the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site

Mother and children following a trail

Embrace spring at Avebury 

With the renewed energy of spring it's time to get outside and explore: take a walk, enjoy a talk, find ways to help nature or even take part in a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. At Avebury we've got lots of ways to help you celebrate spring.

Walking

Current exhibitions

Upcoming events

February half-term fun

Sat 15 Feb 2020
11:00-17:00
Families can discover what they might have needed to live in prehistoric Avebury with a free museum trail. At Avebury Manor, children 'can touch' the displays, lie on the beds or dress up in the costumes.

Build your own bird feeder

Wed 19 Feb 2020
10:30-12:30
Join the rangers for this family workshop to make bird feeders and discover the best ways to attract garden birds near your home.

Avebury sky tour

Thu 27 Feb 2020
19:00-21:00
Enjoy a tour of the night sky around the ancient stone circle at Avebury and take in its wonders from this perfect stargazing location.

Dressing Mrs Williamson

Wed 11 Mar 2020
14:00-14:30
Why not head to the Dining Room at Avebury Manor for a half hour talk on Mrs Williamson? Discover who she was, why she was packing for Jamaica in the late eighteenth century and what the journey might have been like.

Lunchtime lecture: Honey bees

Thu 12 Mar 2020
12:30-13:30
Fiona Robinson of Wiltshire Bee Centre will be giving a talk on the topic: why the honey bee is in trouble and what you can do to help.

Dressing Mrs Dunch

Wed 25 Mar 2020
14:00-15:00
Head to the Tudor parlour at Avebury Manor and watch as Mrs Dunch is dressed and her outfit built up from a linen chemise into a fine Tudor gown.
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Eating and shopping

Easy chairs in the upstairs gallery

Circles Restaurant 

This new restaurant in the Old Farmyard at Avebury has plenty of space, a wide range of delicious food and drink and a unrivalled view over the stone circle. Why not come and treat yourself to a meal with a view?

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Groups

Learning at Avebury

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Get involved

Long view of church wall

Help repair Avebury Manor garden wall 

These walls are not only a lovely feature of Avebury Manor, they are also a wildlife habitat, supporting a number of insect species within the cracks and crevices, even small birds are nesting in between the sarsen blocks that make it up. These locally sourced sarsen stones, some of which may have even come from those forming the stone circles, keep the heat, warm the garden borders and enclose the Church and Monks Gardens. Thatched walls are very characteristic of Wiltshire.

Two people washing archaeological finds

Volunteering at Avebury 

Do you fancy working at the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site? Volunteers are an essential part of the National Trust, helping us to care for special places and share them with our visitors. Click to find out more.

People and a landrover at Avebury

Corporate volunteering 

Here is an opportunity to unlock the time and skills of your employees by making a meaningful difference to special places and nature at the National Trust Wiltshire Landscape. We’ve plenty of opportunities for your team to join our team in helping to improve the environment and to conserve special places. Click for more information.

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Our work

Archaeologists in a stone circle

Archaeologists discover stone square beneath stone circle 

Archaeologists have found a striking and apparently unique square monument beneath the world famous Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. Click here for the full story.

Water vole by the river

Water vole monitoring 

Water voles are a protected species but numbers are growing in the Avebury area, find out more about them in this short video.

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Places to stay

Fishlock's Cottage, Avebury

Holiday within the stone circle 

Spend a couple of days exploring the awe-inspiring, prehistoric landscape around Avebury.

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Venue hire

Avebury Manor Tearoom

Dinner in Avebury Manor Library 

A chance to celebrate your personal event somewhere unique. We have teamed up with Vaughan's Kitchen, Devizes to offer bespoke evening events in the wonderful setting of Avebury Manor Library.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Avebury on the National Trust Collections website