The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary, Avebury Landscape

The Sanctuary is one of the most enigmatic archaeological sites in the Avebury World Heritage Site landscape.

At approximately 4500 years old, the Sanctuary is a complex of concentric timber and stone settings, now represented by concrete posts.  The connection of the Sanctuary to Avebury Henge via the West Kennet Avenue reveals its importance in the Neolithic period and beyond.

 
Note: This site is by the busy A4, please take extra care when crossing the road or pulling into/out of the layby.