Project Description

The village of Avebury grew up inside the giant stone circle, which has been there since prehistoric times. Like Stonehenge it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, but unlike it you can walk through the entire monument and picnic in the shadow of the giant stones. One of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, it contains the largest megalithic stone circle in the world.

Not far away is Silbury Hill, a large dome-shaped artificial mound, reckoned to have been constructed in about 2400BC. It is the tallest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe and one of the largest in the world – comparable in size with one of the smaller Egyptian pyramids.

Distance 35 miles

Directions

From The Old Rectory (A) to Avebury & Silbury Hill (B)

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