Avebury

Ancient stone circle, museum and manor house in the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site

Mother and daughter looking at flowers

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 

Have you begun to see the first signs of spring as nature wakes up? Celebrate Easter and have fun at Avebury as you follow the nature-themed Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt to win a delicious chocolate prize.

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Springtime at Avebury 

At last the days are getting longer and the desire to venture outside is getting stronger. You can celebrate the first signs of spring at Avebury. We have lots for you to do, from walks around the stone circles to the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and children's activities.

Are you up to the challenge?

Upcoming events

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Sat 20 Apr 2019
01:00-23:59
An opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors in this iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy these wide open spaces by challenging yourself to complete all eight walks - once done you'll have walked 50km.

Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge

Sat 20 Apr 2019
01:00-23:59
This is an opportunity to discover more of Wiltshire's iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy beautiful open spaces and challenge yourself to complete all twelve walks at our landscape sites.

50 things spring activities

Sat 20 Apr 2019
11:00-16:00
To celebrate spring we'll be offering 50 things activities on selected days of the school holidays. From making friends with a bug to making a home for wildlife or creating wild art.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 20 Apr 2019
11:00-16:00
Have you begun to see the first signs of spring as nature wakes up? Celebrate Easter and have fun at Avebury as you follow the spring themed Cadbury Easter Egg Trail to win a delicious chocolate prize.

Gardener's question time

Fri 26 Apr 2019
14:00-15:00
Chat to one of the garden team to discover more about Avebury Manor Garden or ask a question to solve a problem you've been having with your own garden!

Trust10 trail run at Avebury

Sun 28 Apr 2019
09:00-11:00
The Trust10 is a monthly, 10k trail run that gives you the opportunity to explore the wider Avebury landscape.
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Eating and shopping

Finding refreshment

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Groups

Learning at Avebury

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Get involved

Long view of church wall

Help repair Avebury Manor garden wall 

These walls are not only a lovely feature of Avebury Manor, they are also a wildlife habitat, supporting a number of insect species within the cracks and crevices, even small birds are nesting in between the sarsen blocks that make it up. These locally sourced sarsen stones, some of which may have even come from those forming the stone circles, keep the heat, warm the garden borders and enclose the Church and Monks Gardens. Thatched walls are very characteristic of Wiltshire.

Catering staff serving visitor

We're recruiting! 

We believe that people deserve more than just ‘good service’ but an amazing experience they’ll never forget, and we're looking for like-minded people to join us. We have a number of posts available in our Food and Beverage team including a team leader, a cook and an assistant manager. Click here to find out more.

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Love food? Would you like to volunteer at Avebury? 

What visit to Avebury is complete without indulging in a piece of cake and warming cup of tea? Our food and beverage team know how to help our visitors relax, refuel and refresh – and we are looking for volunteers to help with this! Great customer service is essential, as well as the ability to work well as part of a fast paced team. If this sounds like a volunteer role that you would like to apply for please click above, or contact Fraser Normington, Volunteering Co-ordinator, on (01672) 538017 for an informal chat.

People and a landrover at Avebury

Corporate volunteering 

Here is an opportunity to unlock the time and skills of your employees by making a meaningful difference to special places and nature at the National Trust Wiltshire Landscape. We’ve plenty of opportunities for your team to join our team in helping to improve the environment and to conserve special places. Click for more information.

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Join in 

Volunteering for the National Trust is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and enjoying helping look after our special places.

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Our work

Archaeologists in a stone circle

Archaeologists discover stone square beneath stone circle 

Archaeologists have found a striking and apparently unique square monument beneath the world famous Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. Click here for the full story.

Water vole by the river

Water vole monitoring 

Water voles are a protected species but numbers are growing in the Avebury area, find out more about them in this short video.

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Places to stay

Fishlock's Cottage, Avebury

Holiday within the stone circle 

Spend a couple of days exploring the awe-inspiring, prehistoric landscape around Avebury.

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Venue hire

Avebury Manor Tearoom

Dinner in Avebury Manor Library 

A chance to celebrate your personal event somewhere unique. We have teamed up with Vaughan's Kitchen, Devizes to offer bespoke evening events in the wonderful setting of Avebury Manor Library.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Avebury on the National Trust Collections website