Visiting Avebury between 13 – 23 June 2022

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This year Summer Solstice falls on Tuesday 21 June and the days either side of this will be extremely busy. Please read through the information below before visiting.

Parking

Between Monday 20 and Wednesday 22 June please consider using public transport or visiting another time. The National Trust car park will be open as usual with extended hours on the night of 20 June to accommodate evening visitors.

However, please note that vehicles built or adapted for sleeping (including coaches and high-sided vehicles), will not be admitted from Monday 13 June to Thursday 23 June, with a 2.1m height barrier in place on the entrance to the car park.

From 8:00pm on the evening of Monday 20 June there will be additional car parking in the manor parkland.  The cost to park is £5.00 per car and this additional facility will be charged to all users including National Trust members (cash only please, we have no facilities to pay by card).  This car park will also have a 2.1m height restriction and vehicles adapted for sleeping will not be permitted.  Cars must be removed by 10:00am on Tuesday 21 June.

There is limited Blue Badge parking for cars available in the High Street car park.

Links to local public transport can be found here Plan a Journey | Directions & Best Routes | Connecting Wiltshire and there are also a number of local taxi firms available.

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Camping facilities

The small National Trust campsite will be open from 10am on Monday 20 June until 2pm on Wednesday 22 June.  All tents, belongings and rubbish must be removed by 2pm on 22 June.  Admission will be on a first come-first served basis.  The campsite is free of charge but vehicles must have a valid car parking ticket.

There are other campsites within a few miles of Avebury.

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Toilets

Portaloo accessible toilets will be located on the campsite and in the High Street car park with other accessible toilets adjacent to the Coach House Café and in the Old Farmyard.

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Food and drink

The Coach House Café will be open overnight from Monday 20 to Tuesday 21 June for hot and cold drinks and a range of pasties, sandwiches, bakes, crisps and confectionary.

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Please respect this special site and the local community by adhering to the following rules

  • No fires or barbecues are allowed anywhere on National Trust land, including the henge, stone circles, parkland and West Kennet Avenue (with the exception of the campsite where very small barbecues are allowed as long as they placed off the ground on the bricks provided).
  • Do not dig or insert spikes/poles into the ground, this is a sensitive archaeological site.
  • No tents are allowed other than on the National Trust campsite.
  • Please do not use amplified music on National Trust land.

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We wish you a very happy and peaceful Solstice.