Avebury in Black and White

It’s difficult not to draw comparisons between Avebury and Stonehenge. They were both constructed around the same time, they involve large stones standing upright in a circle, and we know very little about both locations, almost everything is speculation and our best guess.

There is one large difference though, Avebury receives far less visitors even though it is as equally as impressive and the cost of entry is just the price of the car park. The  ring of stones encompasses the village of Avebury and it’s only a short walk in order to complete the loop.

The best way to understanding the layout of Avebury is to see it from the air. Unfortunately, as many of us don’t have that privilege we have to rely on the internet. To see the full extent of the stone circles at Avebury click HERE.

For photographs from ground level enjoy my gallery below.

Avebury

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Silbury Hill

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The area surrounding Salisbury is full of history. There is Stonehenge and Avebury Ring that date back thousands of years, to Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal that were built during the industrial Revolution.

Above is Silbury Hill, the tallest prehistoric man made hill in Europe, standing at 30m tall. With its close proximity to Avebury and Stonehenge it’s likely they are all connected but the reason behind the hill is still largely debated. Like Stonehenge itself, it’s a mystery.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

I have taken a small break from my blog while I enjoyed Christmas at home, but now it is business as usual. The last month things have been all up in the air while I moved from Lapland to Helsinki and before my feet touched the ground I was off to the UK for Christmas.

While being home in the UK I have been able to make a few trips and one of the latest has been to Stonehenge. Outside of London the 5000 year old stone circle is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK and a World Heritage Site. Even though we know a large amount about Stonehenge most of it is still our best guest.