Things to do at Avebury Manor and Garden review
Avebury Manor and Gardens are a National Trust property with nearby standing stones in Avebury, Wiltshire. The manor house is Grade I listed and was built in the early 16th century.
The house has been recently refurbished so that the rooms reflect the period in which the residents at the manor lived. As you walk around the house you will learn about these people. One of the most unique things about the house is that you are not kept away with barriers. In the rooms, you are encouraged to sit on the furniture, lie on the beds and even play snooker in the billiards room. The only exception is that the Chinese hand-painted wallpaper in the Georgian dining room is too delicate to be touched.
There are some lovely gardens that are arranged as a series of ‘rooms’, each with a different character. There is a kitchen garden, a topiary garden, Lions walk, curch garden, moon garden, Monks garden and more.
They often have additional activities for children, especially during the school holidays. At Avebury, you can wander among the Avebury Stone Circles and Henge. Recognised as a World Heritage site for its outstanding Neolithic and Bronze Age landscape Avebury is a place where you can connect with history. The stone circles and henge are unusual as not only are they the largest stone circle in the world but the fact that it is the only stone circle with a village built within them. If you want to extend your visit the stone circles has a museum (there may be a small charge to visit).
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FAQ and Further Information Avebury Manor and Garden
Is there food and drink available?
There is a restaurant and a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Historical house you can explore and gardens plus the Avebury Stone Circles and Henge. There are toilets, a restaurant and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of the National Trust or cheap for non-members. An adult ticket costs £5, children £2.50, under 5s are free.
Is there parking?
There is parking, this is free for members of the National Trust. Non-members will have to pay to park.
When are they open?
Avenbury Manor and Garden is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Assistance dogs are permitted. Pet dogs are allowed everywhere in Avebury apart from Circles Restaurant and Avebury Manor and Garden, however, they must be on a lead and kept under control
Are they accessible?
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