Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire, England
Avebury Stone Circle and village, Wiltshire.
The Avebury Stones are, unlike Stonehenge, free to enter, uncrowded and a delight to wander around, especially after a pint, a glass of wine or a light lunch at the thatched Red Lion pub on the right, which is the only drinking establishment inside a ring of neolithic stones in the world!
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