Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. It is one of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, it contains the largest stone circle in Europe.
We decided to have a weekend away that revolved around a hockey schedule and decided that seeing as we were heading up towards Swindon, Avebury was the best choice of destination, and also on the Lay lines we had been following when we visited Cornwall.
We also visited The West Kennet Long Barrow, near Silbury Hill. The Long Burrow was built in around 3650 BC, it was used for a short time as a burial chamber, nearly 50 people being buried here before the chambers were blocked. Silbury Hill was close by too, its original purpose is still highly debated.
On route we found a lovely little coffee shop, called The Honeystreet Cafe on the edge of the West Kennett canal, where several barge boats were moored up.