A fine view of part of the Avebury stone ring by Jim Champion.
Stone 46, aka Diamond Stone, in the Avebury circle. Photo by Jim Champion.
Avebury World Heritage Site is 24 miles (40kms) north of Stonehenge.
Avebury is part of grand grouping of Neolithic sites in Wiltshire, along with West Kennet Avenue (two lengthy parallel lines of stones), The Sanctuary, West Kennet Long Barrow, Windmill Hill and mysterious Silbury Hill. These sites form a sacred complex for a still unknown purpose. See Wiltshire Ancient Sites Map.
Avebury is 7 miles west of Marlborough. Look for the car park south of Avebury off A4361.
Buses to Avebury run from Swindon, Devizes, Marlborough and Salisbury.
Pewsey is 10 miles away, Swindon 11 miles.
A network of cycle routes serve Avebury from towns in the area so put your bike on a train to Swindon, Chippenham or Trowbridge and cycle from there. Cycling is not recommended on the fast and busy A4, A361 and A4361 roads.
There are three long cycle routes: Ridgeway (at 87 miles long this is also a serious hiking route! ), 403 and 45. Check these routes on Sustrans National Cycle Network