Haydn House Sacred Site Tour to
Avebury and Silbury Hill, Wiltshire
Avebury rivals - some would say exceeds - Stonehenge as the largest, most impressive and complex prehistoric site in Britain. Built and altered over many centuries from about 2850 BC to 2200 BC, it now appears as a huge circular bank and ditch, enclosing an area of 281 ⁄2 acres (111 ⁄2 hectares), including part of Avebury village. Within this 'henge' ditch is an inner circle of great standing stones, enclosing two more stone circles, each with a central feature.
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, the purpose and significance of Silbury Hill remain unknown. There is no access to the hill itself.
To book your Haydn House Sacred Site tour to Avebury and Silbury Hill, Wiltshire, call us on 01458 834771.