Avebury Manor guided tours

The rooftops of Avebury Manor viewed through some trees

Have you ever wondered what was behind the doors of Avebury Manor?

'Glimpses of Avebury Manor'

Avebury Manor is thought to have been built at around 1551 and since that time many people have lived here, each making their own mark on the house and garden.

In 2011 the BBC refurbished many of the rooms as part of their programme 'The Manor Reborn'.  Based on historical research, they recreated each room according to a different time period, reflecting the lives of some of the people who have lived here.

Who first built Avebury Manor? Which monarch stopped for a comfort break? Who was Samuel Avebury? Why is Alexander Keiller important to Avebury?  

These questions and more will be answered by our experienced volunteer guides as they take you on 'Glimpses of Avebury Manor'.  This is a relaxed tour and there will be plenty of time for more questions at the end.


The ‘Lost’ tours are set in the attic rooms of the manor and focus on lost things, times past, superstitions and beliefs. They will also feature a selection of the objects found during the recent below floorboards attic excavation.  This is a rare chance to see rooms that have not been available to the public before.

Both of these tours will be running at various times throughout the year.  Keep an eye on the 'What's On' page here for furthe information.


The Tudor Parlour, Avebury Manor
Tudor style room
The Tudor Parlour, Avebury Manor

Tour details

  • There will be a tour at 11am on the days that the manor is open (subject to volunteer availability).
  • Tours cost £5 adults and £2.50 children over five.  Please purchase your ticket at the Visitor Reception at the Barn in the Old Farmyard.