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Avebury Life is an alternative style bed and breakfast located in Avebury, close to Marlborough. Free Wi-Fi access and free parking is available. In the sacred space around Avebury, this is the best place to stay. Thank you Antoinette for such splendid hospitality in one of the most fascinating places in the UK.
Located in Avebury, 26 mi from Newbury, Silbury House provides a garden and free WiFi. A continental breakfast is available daily at the bed and breakfast. Hiking can be enjoyed nearby. Excellent Very comfortable room Amazing view on the stones of avebury stone circle We felt good in this house Amazing breakfast very tasty
Located in East Kennett, 25 mi from Newbury, The Old Forge features barbecue facilities and free WiFi. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. Most friendliest people. Location amazing. Clean, tidy and exceptionally comfortable. We will definitely return to stay at the old forge on our next visit to the area.
Avebury is a really beautiful little town that feels like it was caught in a time bubble in the 40's/50's. The stones are magnificent and I'm really looking forward to going back, as we didn't have time to visit the Manor House.
Avebury is very peaceful if you go at the right time. During summer weekends it can get very busy, but outside of these times it is worth spending sometime. Definitely for those who like being outdoors, and if you are up for proper walks in the countryside, there are other sites within daywalking distance - and the Ridgeway for those who like to really stretch their legs. The beer at the Red Lion was excellent as usual; it does get very busy in the summer. The staff were well-versed in their covid procedures and numbers of eaters were kept to a minimum. The menu is good pub grub.
Avebury puts Stonehenge in perspective. It doesn't have the draw of the huge stones, but it is older, larger and more accessible. The stones are huge in places, and the museum (not open at the time of writing due to covid) is so interesting. If you have never been, prepare for a busy visit at peak times and try to get there on foot.
Despite Storm Dennis and not being very fit we were able to walk inside and around the stone circle with relative ease. The village, which has plenty of thatched roofs and is pretty much all Georgian, has an interesting museum about the circle and surrounding area's neolithic past and the cafe staff are very friendly. The church has a Norman arch and a Saxon font. Plenty of crystals for sale and other tutt if that's what you want. The pub is fine and there are brilliant ones within a mile and half of flat walking. A taxi from Swindon was under £30.00 and there is an hourly bus service.
Avebury really embraces visitors, doesn't have that "keep your distance" feel of Stonehenge. Totally immerse yourself in neolithic culture with Avebury circle, Silbury Hill and other ancient sites all nearby. A fabulous museum in the village, Britain's most haunted pub and plenty of colourful locals make this place very visit-worthy.
Avebury is a small village with a wealth of history in the stone circles for which it is most famous. There are three circles in all which cover a much larger area that those at Avebury's sister site Stonehenge. It's not the easiest place to get to if you don't drive but the 49 bus from Swindon Bus Station (5 minutes wak from the Railway Station) is regular and punctual (hourly Mon-Sat and every 2 hours on a Sunday), with a journey time of just over 30 minutes. Much of the area is owned by the National Trust and there is a Museum with a library, tearoom and a shop. All of the few shops in the vilage are aimed at the tourist trade and the only pub in town is the excellent Red Lion (Green King) which has a wide range of draught and bottled beers, is proud of it's selection of 30+ Gins and does great meals. The Village Church St. James' is well worth a visit too although you should look up their website for the times of services if you want to attend a service. The Rev. Maria welcomes all visitors, of all faiths and none. All in all, a great place for a long weekend or more.
Excellent location, about half a mile from the center of Avebury village.