Wiltshire’s Ancient
Stones
Family Days Out

Everybody has heard of Stone Henge and all the mystery that surrounds it but what if I told you that Wiltshire is steeped in mysterious, ancient history. For those of us who live here we know this to be true and today I am sharing a small drop of this history with you.

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Avebury Stone Circle is situated in and around the small village of Avebury and it is just beautiful. The village itself is like something out of a fairytale and with the spiritual and magical connections to the stones it really is breath taking.

The Stones are, obviously, very large and heavy but are still moved in accordance to the Summer and Winter solstice. Many people also take to the druid stones to celebrate these times. The sunsets here are indescribable and on a gorgeous day like we had there are very few words to really get across the beauty of these stones.

This, below, is known as the Devil’s chair and legend says if you run around it 100 times anti-clock wise it will invoke the devil. Not that I believe he exists but if he did, I’m sure running around a rock wouldn’t do very much for him except give him a laugh at your expense.
I’ve also heard it is linked to King Arthur and his knights so lots of folk lore to be enjoyed. You can explore this and other findings from the area more at the museum they have in the village.
The chair, however, is just a natural crevice of the rock that looks like a seat but who knows, right.

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There are lots of places to sit and enjoy a picnic with the family with lots of open spaces amongst the rocks or perched up in the shade of one. There is also a remembrance tree of ribbons which helps emphasise what a place of love it is. It really is gorgeous and it makes you feel wonderful and in awe to be around them. People smiling and running, just enjoying the joy this place brings.

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If you happen to be in the area I hugely suggest enjoying a few hours here and maybe even pop into the heritage museum to learn a bit more. For the price of Β£7 parking, it really is worth it and the kids had so much fun. Especially my eldest who has some understanding of what ancient means. He was really impressed, as I am each time I visit. I’m not sure what it is but you always leave feeling better and refreshed. Whether that’s a spiritual connections, magic or just the good ol’ Wiltshire countryside I’m not sure.

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I hope you enjoyed this blog and the history that Wiltshire has to offer.
Where’s your favourite historical spot or one you would love to visit? Let me know in the comments below my loves and I’ll speak to you soon.

Lots of Love,
Tahnee xxx

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21 thoughts on “Avebury

  1. Interesting that the stones are moved, I didn’t know that. I love the pictures as well. Hopefully one day I will go there as well. For me, there are a lot of historical spots in Romania, and it would be a long list to display here, but if you ever plan to visit, trust me, it is worth it.

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  2. Such a beautiful day to explore a historical treasure! Most definitely going to plan a trip across the pond when my kids are just a bit older to see some sights. Thanks for sharing these great photos too.

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  3. The Avebury Stone Circle reminds me of the Carnac stones in Brittany, France, where the Asterix and Obelix comics are based. Some are arranged in a circle and the landscape is more wide open space, cold, and windy but just as magical (maybe due to my love for the comics as a kid). Because of all the British fairy tales I read as a child, I’ve always been fascinated with British folklore, especially the druids magic potions and of course, King Aurthur’s adventure stories. Avebury sounds awesome. I definitely want to visit in the near future. πŸ™‚

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  4. This place looks beautiful and the story about the fallen angel really creeped me out LOL! I’d never run around the rock 100times anyway πŸ˜› I love visiting the Acropolis museum and the historic spot in general once a year. It calms my soul.

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  5. I firmly believe aliens landed here hundreds of years ago and that’s how we have all these amazing monuments haha, had no idea this place existed!

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