Avebury

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

Tour of Avebury Manor

Christmas tours of Avebury Manor 

Each room in Avebury Manor is set in a different period, reflecting the lives of the people who lived here. This Christmas tour is a chance to discover how people celebrated Christmas through the ages and find out about the story of Saint Nicholas. The tour is followed by a cream tea with a special Christmas twist.

Walking in autumn

Veronica Keiller

Breaking ground: Female archaeologists at Avebury 

To mark the 100 year anniversary of some women gaining the right to vote in Britain, this year at Avebury we will bring to light the contributions made by female archaeologists in the twentieth century.

Upcoming events

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Sat 17 Nov 2018
01:00-23:59
An opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors in this iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy these wide open spaces by challenging yourself to complete all eight walks - once done you'll have walked 50km.

Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge

Sat 17 Nov 2018
01:00-23:59
This is an opportunity to discover more of Wiltshire's iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy beautiful open spaces and challenge yourself to complete all twelve walks at our landscape sites.

Christmas traditions at Avebury: the story of Saint Nicholas

Sat 24 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
Find festive cheer at Avebury as you discover the story of Saint Nicholas. From his origins in Turkey to his transformation into the modern day Santa Claus, explore the traditions and stories associated with this much loved Christmas character.

Christmas wreath making workshops

Wed 28 Nov 2018
10:00-14:00
Nothing says 'Christmas is here' like putting up a home-made wreath on your front door. Enjoy this workshop with a professional florist and craft your own festive wreath using natural greenery. Parking and lunch included.

Keiller's life and work

Fri 30 Nov 2018
10:30-12:00
Celebrate Keiller's 129th birthday with this lecture in the beautiful surroundings of Avebury Manor Tea-room. Attendees park for free in the main NT car park.

Winter warmer walks

Fri 07 Dec 2018
10:30-12:30
Why not leave the crowds behind and join Archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall for a winter ramble around the stone circles? Festive refreshments and free parking included.
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Eating and shopping

Finding refreshment

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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.

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.

Two ladies and oranges

Join in 

Volunteering for the National Trust is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and enjoying helping look after our special places.

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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