West Kennet Long Barrow. One of the largest and most impressive Neolithic graves in Britain, West Kennet long barrow was built in around 3400 BCE and used for at least 1,000 years. View down the central passageway to the west chamber, the largest of the five burial chambers. Distance from Shaftesbury to Avebury is 42 miles
Avebury Henge in Wiltshire. The fascinating image of the henge below is a recreation looking from the south made by Alan Sorrell in 1958.....It also helps to convey just what an amazing sight it must have been when all the stones were in place.
Silbury Hill, Avebury. The largest man-made mound in Europe, mysterious Silbury Hill compares in height and volume to the roughly contemporary Egyptian pyramids. Probably completed in around 2400 BC, it apparently contains no burial. Though clearly important in itself, its purpose and significance remain unknown. There is no access to the hill itself. Distance from Shaftesbury to Avebury is 42 miles More
Avebury, Wiltshire, UK - a village in a stone circle | Contained within a giant circular henge about 430 metres across, the site of Avebury rivals, and some would say surpasses Stonehenge for its sheer scale and impressiveness.
Silbury Hill, UK. Silbury Hill, near Avebury in Wiltshire, is the largest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe. It was created around 2660 BCE and stands 130 feet high, but its purpose is unknown. Despite centuries of study and excavation, it remains one of the most enigmatic of British prehistoric sites.