Avebury Stone Circle possibly exceeds Stonehenge as the largest, most spectacular and complex prehistoric site in Britain. Built and adapted over centuries from about 2850 BC to 2200 BC, it now appears as a vast circular bank and ditch, surrounding an area of 280 acres square. Within this ‘henge’ ditch is an innermost ring of substantially proportioned standing stones, enclosing two more stone circles, each with a central feature.
Avebury is part of a broader nexus of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments. Within walking distance of Avebury you’ll find the impressive Silbury Hill, the largest man made mound in the Europe and on a scale with the Egyptian pyramids and West Kennet long Barrow, one of the largest, most impressive Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain