Avebury

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

What's on in January and February

Child having fun at Avebury Manor

Take a guided tour of Avebury Manor 

Experience Avebury Manor through an interactive tour led by a National Trust guide. Unlike many places the manor is hands-on so that you can experience it in a completely different way. Click to find out more.

Upcoming events

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Thu 17 Jan 2019
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

Thu 17 Jan 2019
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.

Dressing Mrs Dunch

Wed 27 Feb 2019
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.

Landscape walk - Waden Hill circuit

Sun 10 Mar 2019
13:00-15:30
The Waden Hill circuit takes in some of the Neolithic monuments which make up this ancient and intriguing landscape.The National Trust guide will help you to unlock the past by explaining the history of the landscape as you walk.

Gardener's question time

Fri 29 Mar 2019
14:00-15:00
Chat to one of the garden team to discover more about Avebury Manor Garden or ask a question to solve a problem you've been having with your own garden!

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
11:00-16:00
Have you begun to see the first signs of spring as nature wakes up? Celebrate Easter and have fun at Avebury as you follow the spring themed Cadbury Easter Egg Trail to win a delicious chocolate prize.
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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.

Catering staff serving visitor

We're recruiting! 

We believe that people deserve more than just ‘good service’ but an amazing experience they’ll never forget, and we're looking for like-minded people to join us. We have a number of posts available in our Food and Beverage team including a team leader, a cook and an assistant manager. Click here to find out more.

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Love food? Would you like to volunteer at Avebury? 

What visit to Avebury is complete without indulging in a piece of cake and warming cup of tea? Our food and beverage team know how to help our visitors relax, refuel and refresh – and we are looking for volunteers to help with this! Great customer service is essential, as well as the ability to work well as part of a fast paced team. If this sounds like a volunteer role that you would like to apply for please click above, or contact Fraser Normington, Volunteering Co-ordinator, on (01672) 538017 for an informal chat.

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