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Avebury

Avebury is a village in Wiltshire, in southwest England, home to museums, a manor house and a World Heritage neolithic site.

Nearby Attractions

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Abbey Churchyard
Formerly a Benedectine monastery, the Bath Abbey can be traced back to the 7th century.
Pulteney Bridge
With shops stretching across its entire length, it surprises people to know this bridge was privately built for a development by the Pulteneys.
Parade Gardens
Situated in a few acres of land, the Parade Gardens are a spectacular place to pass sunny afternoons, gazing at the views of Pulteney Bridge.
Durrington Walls
Located in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site in England, the Durrington Walls is the site of a large Neolithic settlement and later henge enclosure. It's made of sarsen, a kind of sandstone, the same as the largest stones in the Stonehenge stone circle.
Woodhenge
Probably built about 2500 BC, Woodhenge is an atmospheric Neolithic site originally believed to be the remains of a burial mound. It consists of six concentric oval rings of postholes, the outermost being about 43 by 40 metres (141 by 131 ft) wide.
The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are a range of gently rolling hills and the largest area of outstanding natural beauty in England and Wales. It’s famous for quintessentially English market towns and villages built from honey-coloured stones.

Related Tours

Salisbury, Stonehenge and Avebury Private Day Trip
Southern England holds much beauty and mystery for the intrepid traveler. Salisbury, with its fascinating history full of ghost stories, card cheats and beheadings, will enthrall. Then there’s Old Sarum, with its own unique tales to tell. Woodhenge and Stonehenge are enticingly mystical, and on this tour, you will get to know the areas surrounding them and their purpose and place in history. Finally, a stop at Avebury allows you to freely roam the site and touch the stones as your guide takes you through the journey.

During your 8-hour private tour, you will:

  • Be met by your guide at your hotel in Bath, then head to the first stop in Salisbury.
  • Tour the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, a gorgeous Gothic relic with the tallest spire in the country, and one of the oldest clocks in existence.  
  • Spend time in Old Sarum, which uniquely combines a royal castle and cathedral with an Iron Age fortification; once a major centre of both secular and ecclesiastical government.
  • Ride alongside the river Avon, through picturesque villages, and see the homes of William Pitt (after whom Pittsburgh was named), and the singer/songwriter, Sting. 
  • Get a wonderful introduction to the purpose of Stonehenge by going to West Amesbury (Blue Henge), Durrington Walls and Woodhenge.
  • Visit Stonehenge, including a new new exhibition at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre. You will get a complete tour with an audio guide provided in 10 different languages.
  • Drive over Salisbury Plain and its famous crop circles, featuring Alton Barnes White Horse & the West Kennet Longbarrow, and the largest man-made mound from Neolithic times, Silbury Hill.
  • Round out the tour in Avebury; the largest stone circle in Britain, constructed during the 3rd millennium BC. 
For this full-day private tour of Southern England, you will get bottled water and entertaining commentary on board your air-conditioned vehicle. Entrance fees to both Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral are included, and lunch will be at a charming local pub recommended by your guide (price not included). As this tour operates in all weather conditions and you will be spending time outdoors, please dress appropriately.
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