We have visited Stonehenge and always found it cold and uninviting especially now as English Heritage are messing it up so much. However every time we wander around the village and stones of Avebury we are always mesmerised by their special presence.
We visited in 2019 and again enjoyed it so much. We walked around the outside of the whole ring of stones. It is such a magical place and always makes us feel calm and relaxed.
I took so many photos of the stones either as individuals or in group I thought it best to share them as a gallery including a few shots of the village of Avebury. So follow by clicking on the first pic and navigating using the arrows. So come on a wander discovering the Avebury stones.
Partway way around our circular walk around the stones we came upon a magical tree with obvious special meaning to some. The tree was decorated with ribbons, written thoughts and natural objects in memory of a lost friend. It felt a special place as we stood beneath its boughs.
We continued on our wander around the stone circle to complete our walk.
We are pretty sure we will return for another wander!
3 replies on “Avebury Atmosphere”
I share your feeling about the spirits of the two places. Stonehenge always seems to have strong echoes of something I am uncomfortable with. Avebury on the other hand has a lovely atmosphere as if it benefits from the community that backs onto it.
Ironically we would never allow planning permission to build a village in the middle of one of these sites today yet that is exactly what happened to Avebury. It is a wonderful site full of ongoing history and going back 6000 years.
I am not suggesting we do build on such sites but it does show what a subtle art planning is.
I don’t think I’ve ever met a rock or stone I didn’t appreciate, so these are handsome. The ribbons are beautiful and humbling.