My Favourite Planet - the online travel guide
  1 introduction
2 history
3 sights & sites
4 getting there
5 practical info
6 links
7 travel article
  photo gallery
My Favourite

Planet guides

  index of contents
Places on My Favourite Planet
  Agios Efstratios
Stageira &
MFP People
My Favourite Planet, the online travel guide
home   places   galleries   news   about   contribute   contact   blogs
My Favourite Planet > English > Europe > United Kingdom > England > Avebury
Avebury Links and addresses for Avebury page 6
A row of megaliths of Avebury Henge, Wiltshire at My Favourite Planet

A row of megaliths in the southwest sector of the outer circle of Avebury Henge.
Links on this page:

History and culture

Enjoying and protecting
the landscape and environment
Links, addresses and telephone numbers for:

trains and buses, walking and cycling
page 4: how to get to Avebury

disabled access, eating, drinking and accommodation
page 5: practical information about Avebury
History and culture  "Avebury a present from the past", Pete Roberts' excellent website dedicated to Avebury is comprehensive, well written and designed, with plenty of detailed information, photos, maps and documents. By far the most informative and interesting website about Avebury.

The National Trust own and manage most of the ancient sites around Avebury, as well as the Alexander Keiller Museum with its shop and restaurant. They also provide information about accommodation in the area.

English Heritage in association with Active Hotels provide accommodation information and online booking. Prices start from £47 per room per night.
In English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
English Heritage benefits from the bookings.

The UNESCO World Heritage Sites website has limited information about Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Wiltshire County Council website: Avebury Concise History The website also has local information, maps and photos. is a calendar of pagan events in Avebury. Don't be scared, these are usually jolly events. We witnessed a pagan wedding in Avebury Henge which was very festive and joyous. The Summer Solstice is the big event of the year when believers and non-believers of every hue descend on the village.

Day Out: Avebury and Marlborough a low-fi video of a 1983 BBC documentary about Avebury and Marlborough. Entertaining and very British. Andy Burnham's enormous website about megalithic monuments worldwide.

Wikipedia information about Avebury - and just about everything else you can think of - continues to expand and improve. If there was a Nobel Prize for websites the inventors of wikipedia would win hands down.
Enjoying and protecting
the landscape
and environment
The National Cycle Network displays local cycling routes. details somes of the human activities and natural features of the North Wessex Downs on which Avebury stands.

The Downs is an Area Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). has information about AONBs in the United Kingdom.

National Trails and The Friends of the Ridgeway
The 137 km long (85 miles) Ridgeway National Trail walking and cycling route is part of a much longer ancient pathway which is thought to have run from Dorset in the west to Norfolk in the east. The surviving section starts near the Sanctuary on Overton Hill near Avebury and ends at Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire among the Chiltern Hills.

A growing number of websites deal with historical, engineering and esoteric aspects of and theories on Avebury's monuments and modern Pagan events.
If you would like your website or publication
mentioned om My Favourite Planet,
or have any information, comments or suggestions,
please get in contact.

United Kingdom flag


Swallowhead Springs, Wiltshire at My Favourite Planet

West Kennet Long Barrow, Wiltshire at My Favourite Planet

West Kennet
Long Barrow
Silbury Hill, Wiltshire at My Favourite Planet

Silbury Hill
West Kennet Avenue, Wiltshire at My Favourite Planet

West Kennet
Avebury Henge, Wiltshire at My Favourite Planet

Avebury Henge
Avebury village, Wiltshire at My Favourite Planet

Avebury village
Marlborough White Horse, Wiltshire at My Favourite Planet

White Horse
Swindon, Wiltshire at My Favourite Planet

Swindon sunset
My Favourite

Planet Blogs

Edwin Drood's Column - the blog by The Mysterious Edwin Drood at My Favourite Planet Blogs

Edwin Drood's
The Cheshire Cat Blog - travel articles, photo essays and videos at My Favourite Planet Blogs

Cheshire Cat
Guide to Planet Earth at My Favourite Planet

Guide to
Planet Earth
Visit the My Favourite Planet Group page on Facebook
Articles and photos: © David John 2005-2015

Many thanks to Mark Mallett, my host and guide in Wiltshire.

Some of the information and photos in this guide to Avebury
first appeared in 2005 on

We welcome considerate responses to these articles
and all other content on My Favourite Planet.
Please get in contact.
My Favourite Planet Group page on Facebook Visit the My Favourite Planet Group on Facebook.

Join the group, write a message or comment,
post photos and videos, start a discussion...
< Page 5: Practical information Page 7: Travel article >
Copyright © 2003-2017 My Favourite Planet  |  contributors  |  impressum  |  index of contents  |  sitemap
Vyzantino Greek Restaurant, Plaka, Athens, Greece
NEWGEN Travel Agency, Athens, Greece
Hotel Orestias Kastorias Thessaloniki, Greece - The heart of hospitality beats at the heart of the city
Hotel Liotopi, Olympiada, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece
Hotel Germany, Olympiada, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece
Big Dino's Galini, self-catering beach hotel, Nea Vrasna, Macedonia, Greece   website design by Ursa Major Design