What is Avebury famous for?

Avebury, Wiltshire, The Cotswolds, england

A Journey Back in Time: Discovering Avebury

Nestled in the heart of Wiltshire, the village of Avebury is a tapestry of history woven into the landscape. Here, ancient stones stand sentinel under the open sky, encircled by the world's largest megalithic stone circle. As a rural masterpiece brimming with prehistoric mysteries, Avebury is a place where the past and present coexist in a tranquil embrace.

Prehistory Reawakens

Avebury's claim to fame transcends time, with the Avebury monument complex dictating the narrative of this exceptional village. The site dates back to 3400-2625 BC, where the earthworks first took shape, eventually giving rise to a henge and various stone circles. The astonishing scale and complexity of this prehistoric monument yield a sense of awe, as one ponders the motivations and methods of our Neolithic ancestors.

In the 20th century, significant efforts restored parts of the stone circle, rekindling Avebury's ancient grandeur. Recognized for its outstanding value, Avebury, paired with Stonehenge, Silbury Hill, and associated sites, gained the prestigious title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, cementing its global significance.

A Patchwork of Trails and Tales

A mere stroll within Avebury opens one to a narrative etched over millennia. The River Kennet meanders gently here, with higher grounds such as Windmill Hill offering vantage points to gaze upon the Neolithic legacy below. Beckhampton and Avebury Trusloe, smaller villages within the parish, continue to add layers to the fabric of Avebury's story.

The parish church of St James stands as a testament to architectural evolution, with its origins in the 10th century. Over the years, aisles were added, arches were rebuilt, and the chancel was redesigned, culminating in a Grade I listing for its archaeological marvels.

Stay with Ashore in Avebury

Escape to the idyllic Wiltshire countryside and immerse yourself in a work retreat with a historical twist at one of Ashore's charming properties in Avebury.

The Windmill, a beautifully designed accommodation on a working farm, is but a whisper away from the Avebury UNESCO World Heritage site. Housing two bedrooms and two workspaces, it's an oasis for productivity amidst the serenity of nature. The property ensures that families and couples alike can enjoy rustic elegance paired with modern amenities, including an extensively-equipped kitchen and 200mbps wifi connectivity. Discover more about this bucolic retreat here.

Prefer a more intimate setting? The Longstones offers a one-bedroom hideaway that's perfect for couples. With twin workspaces, high-speed internet, and an array of comforts tailored for families, this cottage promises a balanced experience of work and wanderlust. Learn about The Longstones and plan your stay here.

For those looking to blend adventure with accommodation, The Tun offers not only a family-friendly environment but also an extra dose of excitement with a third bedroom accessible via a climbing wall. With seamless integration of living space and work areas, The Tun is a haven for families seeking both a getaway and a stay productive. Uncover the unique charm of The Tun here.

In Avebury, balance is not found but lived. Here, within the harmonious sphere of ancient history and verdant landscapes, we create spaces for new chapters to unfold. At Ashore, you're invited to work, explore, and be inspired in one of the UK's most treasured villages.