VISITING AVEBURY

 


Avebury is situated in North Wiltshire, about 90 miles west of London. Just off  the A4 road, it is midway between the towns of Calne and Marlborough. Stonehenge lies about 20 miles to the south.

There is a bus service to Avebury from Swindon, which has an excellent rail connection to London, Bristol and Bath;  the buses are not very frequent though, so check before you plan your journey.  There are also buses to Devizes, Marlborough and other nearby towns.  For timetables, and information on other methods of transport see website:   CONNECTING WILTSHIRE

Those travelling by car should head for the large National Trust car park on the A4361 Beckhampton Road. The car park is pay and display, with machines that take credit/debit cards as well as cash.  Current price for cars (2016) is £7 for the entire day, or £4 after 3pm.  Coaches and motorcycles may park free. Parking is also free for those with National Trust or English Heritage membership cards. It is a short walk from the NT car park into Avebury village.

The only free parking is for patrons of the Red Lion pub in the centre of Avebury, where space is extremely limited.  For disabled drivers there are a few spaces in a small car park on Avebury High Street, that may only be used by those displaying residents' permits or blue disability badges.