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Another piece of the neolithic puzzle

While the original timber and stone circles have long gone the archaeological and conservation work... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Peter O
Albury, Australia
You could easily walk or drive past this feature

Like many features in this area, no one really knows why they were made. Starting off as wooden... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Matt J
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Sitting just beside the A4 The Sanctuary Circle has a wonderful history. Lost for centuries, it was re-discovered during an archialogical dog and much has been learnt about Iron Age man

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Found as part of West Kennett Barrow and Silbury Hill, concrete blocks mark locations of sarcen stones and post represents wooden posts, all to form part of a large construction. Views are interesting as opposite carpark are 4 smaller burial mounds. Crossing road from carpark...More

Thank drenw2016
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Compared to other areas and stones this is a let down. Nothing there except ugly concrete blocks where original timbers were.

Thank marshalls12
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Another attraction in the very splendid Avebury archaeological complex unparallelled anywhare. All of the sites are very conveniently situated and relatively close to each other.

Thank alec s
Reviewed 7 April 2018

While the original timber and stone circles have long gone the archaeological and conservation work has been able to provide clear markers to outline the original structure. We enjoyed adding this site to our day trip after visiting Stonehenge and the Avebury Circle.

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Like many features in this area, no one really knows why they were made. Starting off as wooden posts then replaced by stones then concrete slabs the sanctuary is another must-see site on the Avebury trail. Not particularly large but interesting all the same.

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The basics of the Sanctuary Circle are very interesting, particularly in relation to how it may have functioned alongside all the other neolithic elements around Avebury. However the information provided on the site is so limited as to be almost useless - if you want...More

1  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This stone circle (one of 3 in Avebury) was believed to have been made of wood originally, approx' 3000BC, and changed to stones around 2100bc. The site was destroyed in 1731 but each spot is now marked with a stone so you can get an...More

Thank howiet1971
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

If you are in the Area looking at stones you must call in and see this well preserved with good information.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The Sanctuary should be visited for a better sense of the overall Avebury monument, but in itself is difficult to understand. Additional information would be useful, so it's helpful to have read a good guide to the Avebury complex.

Thank Roger W
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