Exploring Avebury

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Avebury in Wiltshire is best known as the world’s largest stone circle, but surrounding it is a wealth of ancient monuments. Captivated by its unique atmosphere, many visitors form a personal, often spiritual, connection to Avebury and its "sacred landscape." What was it that first attracted people to the Avebury area more than 5,000 years ago?

Beautifully illustrated with over 400 photographs, maps, and diagrams, Exploring Avebury invites us on a journey of discovery. For the first time the importance of water, light, and sound is revealed, and we begin to see Avebury through the eyes of those who built it.


Steve Marshall has lived for more than twenty years near Avebury and Stonehenge. Archaeology occupies most of his time: he is a member of several archaeological research groups and frequently gives illustrated talks on Avebury. He has had scores of articles, illustrated with his own photographs, published on a wide range of subjects for publications such as Wiltshire Life and British Archaeology. He lives in Calne.