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Travelling to Avebury

Make the most of your trip to Avebury by taking your time to get to the site and enjoying Wiltshire’s beautiful countryside along the way.

On foot

Avebury is at the end of the famous 87 mile long Ridgeway National Trail, from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire, passing through five counties. There are other less strenuous walks to and around Avebury along waymarked trails from almost every direction. A booklet of self-guided walks is available for purchase from the National Trust shop in Avebury.

By bike or on horseback

Use our journey planner to find quieter on-road routes. Both NCN 403 and NCN 45 pass through Avebury providing links to/from Chippenham, Calne and Marlborough and southwards towards Salisbury. Bike racks are available in Avebury near the Barn Gallery.  Bridleways criss-cross the World Heritage Site and network out to all the villages and towns around Avebury.

Train

The nearest rail stations to Avebury are:

  • Chippenham: 14 miles
  • Great Bedwyn: 13 miles
  • Pewsey: 10 miles
  • Swindon: 11 miles (bus to Avebury)
  • Trowbridge: 21 miles (bus to Avebury)

Bus

All visitors who produce a bus ticket will receive a £1 discount on individual entrance fees to The Alexander Keiller Museum.

CompanyServiceRouteAvebury WHS Area ServedFrequencyOther Information
Stagecoach49Swindon – Avebury-Trowbridge – DevizesAveburyDaily (hourly)Sunday services do not stop in Trowbridge.
Thamesdown Transport42Calne – Avebury – MarlboroughAvebury, Avebury Trusloe, BeckhamptonMon – Sat (infrequent)No Sunday service

Staying locally

There are a number of excellent Bed & Breakfasts within the World Heritage Site and in nearby towns such as Devizes.  Many are listed by Visit Wiltshire.

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