Windmill Hill Causewayed Enclosure

View of windswept long grass and cloudy sky from Windmill Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire

Enjoy the spectacular view over the Avebury landscape from the Early Neolithic site of Windmill Hill. The site dates back to over 1,000 years before most of the monuments comprising the World Heritage Site were erected.

Windmill Hill Causewayed Enclosure

Bought by Alexander Keiller in the 1920s, this Neolithic causewayed enclosure is dated to around 3,650BC and consists of three concentric ditches enclosing an area of 8.5 hectares, making it the largest causewayed enclosure in Britain.  It is thought that this may have been used as an area for gatherings and festivals as excavations have revealed large amounts of cattle and pig bone were found here.  There is also evidence of burial, including an intact skeleton and large amounts of pottery were discovered which helped shed light on the early farmers of Britain.