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Stonehenge & Avebury Stone Circles

I initially wanted to take a half-day tour to Stonehenge from Bath. Just to Stonehenge, and nothing else. I’m glad I didn’t.

I chose to do a full-day tour with Mad Max Tour that covered Stonehenge and Avebury, as well as the beautiful villages of Lacock and Castle Combe (more on these villages on my previous post… 1,231 more words


Let's go to... Avebury!

Tangled tree roots

This photo was taken last September so I imagine the bright ribbons and scarves were tied onto the trunk as an offering for the Pagan festival Lammas  993 more words

On Silbury Hill: a review

On Silbury Hill; Adam Thorpe
232 pages, hardback. Out now.

Review by Ben Myers

When it comes to the Neolithic antiquities that litter this island of ours – those stony secrets buried beneath the fetid top-soil – we keep returning to the same enduring question when confronted with this sentient mysteries: not always who or how or even when but why? 159 more words


Beautiful,quiet ……and a bit scary!!!!…the biggest stone circle in the world….


Blog 5. FRAGMENTS FROM THE FOREST - The age of the superstition.

In The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland, compiled by Steve Roud, touching wood for luck was seen in a 1998  survey as the tenth most common superstition, with 16% of the people surveyed quoting it. 379 more words


Discover Avebury!

If you’ve always fancied learning more about the Avebury landscape and are free next Wednesday you’re in luck. There are just a few places left on  my all day… 150 more words