Christmas traditions come alive at Avebury

Christmas tree

This year Avebury Manor is lavishly decorated with over 2,000 hand-made ornaments, with each room depicting a different traditional Christmas carol. Our brand-new Circles Restaurant is open – why not be one of the first to enjoy a meal with a view over the stone circle? If you are looking for something special for your Christmas gifts, then look no further than the National Trust shop, with local hand-made gifts and treats. Avebury is open until Sun 5 Jan, 11am-4pm (closed 24, 25, 26 Dec.)

Christmas carols theme at Avebury Manor

From Saturday 23 November - Sunday 5 January, 11am - 4pm.

This year you'll find each room in Avebury Manor decorated to depict a different carol. Look out for the 'Seven Swans a swimming' across the dining room table, see the angels flying in the Queen Anne room, or if you're looking for a 'Silent Night' there's no better place to lie down and relax than the Tudor Bedroom.  All skilfully hand-made by our volunteer Christmas team.

Hand-made Christmas ornaments at Avebury Manor
Christmas ornaments at Avebury Manor
Hand-made Christmas ornaments at Avebury Manor

Festive fun outside

In the Dovecote you'll find an old favourite that parents will remember from those school nativities, while Santas reindeer will greet you in Barn Gallery.

As well as going on a quest to decipher the different carols, families can hunt for the historical musical instruments across the site. Just pick up a seasonal visitor map from the reception team.


Festive treats

Circles Café will be open for Christmas and serving delicious fruit punch and mince pies (any many more delicious treats) while you take a few moments to relax and soak up the atmosphere.

Don't forget to visit the National Trust shop which has a wide range of local and hand-crafted gifts, Christmas cards and calendars - why not do a bit of shopping while you are here?

Circles Restaurant, Avebury
Circles Restaurant ground floor
Circles Restaurant, Avebury