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Avebury Circle, West Kennet, Silbury Hill
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Avebury Stone Circle
Along with West Kennet Long Barrow this extraordinary site forms a 'sacred landscape', whose use and purpose will lead you on a mysterious journey. Avebury Stone Circle and its surroundings have, with Stonehenge, achieved international recognition as a World Heritage Site. Built over many centuries from about 2850 BC to 2200 BC, it has a huge circular bank including part of Avebury village.
West Kennet Long Barrow
One of the largest, most impressive Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain. Built in around 3650 BC, some 400 years before Stonehenge, it was used for a short time as a burial chamber, nearly 50 people being buried here before the chambers were blocked. Situated on a prominent chalk ridge, near Silbury Hill, our tour guide can escort you as you discover this archaeological wonder.
The figure at Cherhill was first cut in 1780 and is the third oldest of such white horses in Britain. The horse has been 'scoured' several times, most recently in 2002 when it was resurfaced with one hundred and sixty tonnes of new chalk. It remains to this day a very popular tourist attraction, facing north-east on a steep slope of Cherhill Down.
Silbury Hill is a prehistoric artificial chalk mound near Avebury and part of the World Heritage Site. It compares in height and volume to the some of the Egyptian pyramids and is thought to have been built over 100 years from 2470 BC. It is another link to what is a very mysterious tour for those interested in the ancient monuments of Britain.
An old english picturesque market town, Marlborough retains much of its great natural beauty and offers the discerning visitor a blend of modern attractions and facilities. This is your opportunity to browse through some unique shops and experience the towns charm and character.
Lunch and Notes
For lunch our tour guide will happily give you a number of options to choose from on the day. You may like to consider a luxury picnic hamper which includes a variety of meats, cheeses, local breads, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, from just £40 per person. Please specify this upon your booking and we will take care of the rest. The guide will stay with you at most locations but we cannot guide you inside all venues, you can discuss this with your guide on the day once you have agreed an itinerary. But the guide will tell you what and where to go and all the history and what time and where to meet once you are done at any self-guide locations you choose to visit.