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Stonehenge & Avebury, Wiltshire

“… among the most famous groups of megaliths in the world. … These holy places and the nearby Neolithic sites are an incomparable testimony to prehistoric times.” (Unesco)

Your expert tour guide specialises in Bath, Stonehenge and other World Heritage Sites in England and Wales. The Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Trail includes:

  • accompanied tours of Avebury and Stonehenge
  • gentle walks through ancient landscapes
  • visits to Silbury Hill, Marden Henge, Woodhenge, Durrington Walls, Cursus
  • delightful journeys across the Wiltshire Downs and Salisbury Plain

This Stonehenge World Heritage Trail explores the awe-inspiring monuments and landscapes of Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain. Your expert guide will lead you through ancient landscapes, monumental earthworks, megalithic circles and avenues.

A short drive from Bath (approx. 45 mins) takes you to Silbury Hill, the largest prehistoric mound in Europe. This is followed by a walk along the West Kennet Avenue of standing stones to Avebury, and a guided tour of Avebury’s earthworks and stone circles.

Optional visits include the Barn Gallery (National Trust) and the Alexander Keiller museum, one of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in the country*.

Lunch is available at the National Trust café or local pubs.

Stopping at the Sanctuary, Lockeridge Dene and Marden Henge, we drive across the beautiful Wiltshire Downs to Durrington Walls and Woodhenge. These are structures of spectacular size and complexity. Here also is the site of the Stonehenge Riverside Project, where archaeologists have discovered the settlement used by the builders of Stonehenge.

Nearby is the Cursus, a vast ceremonial arena, and the King Barrows (Bronze Age burial mounds). From here you walk across the ancient landscape to the extraordinary monument of Stonehenge.

All this in one day – wow!

* NB: Museum entrance fees and meals are not included. Current prices per person are indicated below:

Avebury monuments: free

Barn Gallery and Alexander Keiller Museum: £4.70

Stonehenge: £6.30

World Heritage Trails

Guided tours- Bath
Guided tours- Stonehenge & Avebury
Guided tours- the Jurassic Coast
Guided tours- Blaenavon

Local Heritage Trails

Cheddar Gorge
Forest of Dean
The Cotswolds
© 2008 World Heritage Trails (Bath). Site by WynnUK. Photos © Southwest Tourism, keeping watch by Mark Gibson, The last picture of Durdle Door by Richard Schofield