Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire: A Day Out with a Difference

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If you fancy venturing somewhere a little bit different with the kids this Summer, I recommend Avebury Stone Circle.

Situated in Wiltshire, Avebury Stone Circle is the world’s largest prehistoric stone circle. Children can freely explore the stone circle and touch the stones. Plus, it is free to do so!

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On my family’s visit to Avebury, we picnicked beneath one of the stones before exploring. It is peaceful and atmospheric and unlike anywhere else we have ever visited.

While we were there, a group of people (Druids?) performed some kind of ritual among the stones. The ritual was performed in total silence; my kids were fascinated.

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If you are at the Avebury Stone Circle, it is well worth also visiting the nearby Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow burial chamber (you can actually go into the burial chamber to have a little explore). We didn’t have time today but will return soon.

Instead, following our visit to the stones, my children and I visited the wonderful Avebury Manor House – see this blog post 🙂

Avebury Stone Circle,
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