Denise's UK Holiday travel blog

Avebury stones

one of the caretakers of Avebury

The view of the countryside from Avebury's outer circle bank

Next stop after Lacock was at Avebury. Less famous than its cousin Stonehenge, it is nonetheless a much bigger site and even though superstitious villages tried to destroy much of it in the 18th century. The actual town is built through much of the stone circle which might indicate how large it is. Each surviving stone placed in the ring is actually deceptively large and impresses an image on just how immense this site must have been when it was finished construction around 2500BC. Why it along with Stonehenge was built is all speculation and who built it is not known. But as druidism came across to Britain from Europe much later in around 250BC its not thought to be related to them.

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