Avebury

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

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The summer solstice 2019 at Avebury 

The summer solstice is always very busy at Avebury - this year is likely to be no exception. Find out more details about making the best of your visit Avebury during this period.

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Summer of Play at Avebury 2019 

We have a range of activities to keep little ones busy this summer. You can collect a 'Summer of play' family pack from the museum and discover each area of the site with fun trails and spotter sheets. There are family games available in the Old Farmyard and Avebury Manor garden, and plenty of space to run and play in the stone circle.

Upcoming events

Still digging ... Recent excavations around Avebury

Fri 21 Jun 2019
10:00-17:30
This year at Avebury we’ll be shining a light on recent excavations through a pop up exhibition in the Barn gallery. This exhibition will highlight many of the results of those excavations alongside a selection of the artefacts discovered.

Trust10 trail run at Avebury

Sun 23 Jun 2019
09:00-11:00
The Trust10 is a monthly, 10k trail run that gives you the opportunity to explore the wider Avebury landscape.

Dressing Mrs Dunch

Wed 26 Jun 2019
14:00-15:00
Head to the Tudor parlour at Avebury Manor and watch as Mrs Dunch is dressed and her outfit built up from a linen chemise into a fine Tudor gown.

Gardener's question time

Fri 28 Jun 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!

Yoga on the lawn

Sat 29 Jun 2019
09:45-11:00
Relax in the stunning setting of Avebury Manor garden as you take part in a rejuvenating outdoor yoga session with a local instructor. Parking in the main visitor car park is free for event attendees.

Landscape walk - East of Avebury circuit

Sun 30 Jun 2019
13:30-16:00
This walk heads out of the stone circle towards the Ridgeway, taking in prehistoric round barrows before returning by the Avenue. The National Trust guide will help you to unlock the past by explaining the history of the landscape as you walk.
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Groups

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Get involved

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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.

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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. Telephone 01672 538022 or click the link and search 'Avebury' for more information.

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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.

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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

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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