A great day out rolled in history and nature, perfect for the whole family
Everybody has heard of Stone Henge and all the mystery that surrounds it. Did you know that Wiltshire is steeped in mysterious and ancient history? For those of us who live here, we know this to be true. Today I am sharing a small drop of this history with you. Avebury ancient stones.
Avebury Ancient Stones
The Avebury Stone Circle is situated in and around the small village of Avebury and as you can see, it is just beautiful. The village itself is like something out of a fairytale. With the strong spiritual and magical connections to the stones it really is breathtaking.
The Stones are, obviously, very large and heavy but they are still moved in accordance with the Summer and Winter solstice. Many people also take to the druid stones to celebrate these times. The sunsets here are indescribable. On a gorgeous day like we had there are very few words to really describe it.
The Devil’s Chair
The stone below is known as the Devil’s Chair. Legend says if you run around it 100 times anti-clockwise it will invoke the devil. Not that I believe he exists. If he did, I’m sure running around a rock wouldn’t do very much for him. Except give him a laugh at your expense.
Tales are told that it is linked to King Arthur and his knights so lots of folklore to be enjoyed. You can explore this and other findings from the area more at the museum they have in the village.
The chair, however, is just a natural crevice of the rock that looks like a seat but who knows, right.
There are lots of places to sit and enjoy a picnic with the family with lots of open spaces amongst the rocks or perched up in the shade of one. There is also a remembrance tree of ribbons which helps emphasise what a place of love it is. It really is gorgeous and it makes you feel wonderful and in awe to be around them. People smiling and running, just enjoying the joy this place brings.
If you happen to be in the area I hugely suggest enjoying a few hours here and maybe even pop into the heritage museum to learn a bit more. For the price of £7 parking, it really is worth it and the kids will have so much fun. Especially my eldest who has some understanding of what ancient means. He was really impressed, as I am each time I visit. I’m not sure what it is but you always leave feeling better and refreshed. Whether that’s a spiritual connection, magic or just the good ol’ Wiltshire countryside I’m not sure.
I hope you enjoyed this blog and the history that Wiltshire has to offer.
Where’s your favourite historical spot or one you would love to visit? Let me know in the comments below or you can stop by my socials.
Lots of Love,
25 thoughts on “Avebury”
Interesting that the stones are moved, I didn’t know that. I love the pictures as well. Hopefully one day I will go there as well. For me, there are a lot of historical spots in Romania, and it would be a long list to display here, but if you ever plan to visit, trust me, it is worth it.
That’s good to know thank you. If you do get an opportunity to visit you should you’ll be glad you did xx
Loved reading the post. The pictures are so beautiful!
Thank you hun
Wow beautiful pictures
Than you naren
Such a beautiful day to explore a historical treasure! Most definitely going to plan a trip across the pond when my kids are just a bit older to see some sights. Thanks for sharing these great photos too.
Thank you Lisa! My kids live the interactive history we have here. We’re so lucky and I’m sure your babies would live it to
beautiful place to spend family time.. Also,I enjoyed the facts about the stone henge and never knew they have some historical myth/background associated with it.
Wow, that’s such an interesting sight. Never heard of it before. Thanks for letting us know about it.
It is just as good as stone henge a but a lot less known.
The Avebury Stone Circle reminds me of the Carnac stones in Brittany, France, where the Asterix and Obelix comics are based. Some are arranged in a circle and the landscape is more wide open space, cold, and windy but just as magical (maybe due to my love for the comics as a kid). Because of all the British fairy tales I read as a child, I’ve always been fascinated with British folklore, especially the druids magic potions and of course, King Aurthur’s adventure stories. Avebury sounds awesome. I definitely want to visit in the near future. 🙂
It really is an experience! I am obsessed with any stories from old!
This place looks beautiful and the story about the fallen angel really creeped me out LOL! I’d never run around the rock 100times anyway 😛 I love visiting the Acropolis museum and the historic spot in general once a year. It calms my soul.
I love all of the stories! I need to visit a museum this summer with the babies xx
this reminds me of the side roads in Ireland where there are stops with green fields and historical sites everywhere you go
Ah the emerald isle! My family is Irish so it holds a special place in my heart! Long over due a visit I think xxx
I firmly believe aliens landed here hundreds of years ago and that’s how we have all these amazing monuments haha, had no idea this place existed!
Hey you never know though do you! Although recent geothermics reveal more might be buried underneath it.
Wonderful post! I loved reading about the background. And pics are beautiful!
Thank you so much! Im so glad you enjoyed it
Looks like it was a great day for it. What a nice spot for some family fun.
It really is! Such a gem