Avebury is a delightful Wiltshire village set at the heart of a World Heritage Site internationally renowned for its remarkable group of prehistoric monuments – including the Great Henge and Stone Circles, the Avenues of Standing Stones, the Sanctuary, the long barrows and Silbury Hill. Many of these monuments date from the Neolithic period, some 5,500 to 4,000 years ago. The village has a church with Saxon and Norman features, cottages of many periods and two manor houses – all within a chalk downland setting of great beauty close to the source of the River Kennet.
The Avebury Society was founded in 1994 to work for the benefit of the area five kilometres around Avebury including the whole of the World Heritage Site. As a Civic Society it speaks for its members on matters that affect Avebury and the surrounding villages, including planning and visitor management matters, while also staging lectures, visits, walks and social events for its membership. The Society appoints representatives to various WHS management committees and is affiliated to the Council for British Archaeology.
We welcome new members and invite you to join our Society.