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a National Trust Attraction in the town of Avebury, in the county of Wiltshire

About Avebury Ring

This is the largest and one of the most spectacular stone circles in the world, it certainly eclipses Stonehenge, for not only is it older, but you are able to wander around the stones unhindered by protective ropes as is the case at Stonehenge. Thus the visitor can delight in giving themselves up to the mystery and atmosphere of the site, enjoying to the full unhewn stones in attractive natural shapes, hauled thousands of years ago from the Marlborough Downs.

For years the history of the stones has remained a mystery, Archaeologists have pondered at the purpose of the stones, and perhaps all of this is part of their appeal. However, it can now be said with some certainty that the stones came from the Marlborough Downs, but their purpose continues to perplex - maybe they were something to do with pagan rituals or sun worship - whatever, a visit here is truly uplifting, spiritual and rewarding.

The circle, standing inside a great bank of earth stretches to almost 1500 feet in diameter, it is an awesome sight especially when seen against a background of autumnal mist rising across the meadows. Dappled sunlight casts a kind of magic over the site, but whatever the weather this is a site where you can give full reign to your imaginings, your mind wandering back to the mysterious times when this once barren landscape was populated by Bronze and Iron-Age settlers.

Visitors to Avebury will find it pleasant to walk to nearby Windmill Hill, here you can view a causewayed camp dating to about 3700 BC, probably the oldest of its kind in Britain.

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