Saturday, May 9, 2009


It is great to have Mum & Dad here visiting and on Wednesday we went up to Avebury for the day.
Around the village of Avebury is the largest stone circle in Europe and you just walk around the fields and stones, unlike Stonehenge which is roped off. In some ways it is not as impressive as Stonehenge because it is so spread out and there are not the tri-stones with the lintels, however the size of the circles and the massive excavations to form the ditches make it equally impressive.
The earliest farming communities to settle in the British Isles arrived about 4000BC and the 'field monuments' in this area date back to this time. It was quite amazing to stand at the top of the banks and imagine the construction of these sites thousands of years ago.

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