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Travelling to Avebury

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Travelling to Avebury

There are more environmentally friendly ways to get to Avebury than by car, and they can be a lot more fun.

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.

On horseback or by bike

Bridleways criss-cross the World Heritage Site and network out to all the villages and towns around Avebury. 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.


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)


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

Company Service Route Avebury WHS Area Served Frequency Other Information
Stagecoach 49 Swindon – Avebury-  Trowbridge – Devizes Avebury Daily (hourly) Sunday services do not stop in Trowbridge.
Thamesdown Transport 42 Calne – Avebury – Marlborough Avebury, Avebury Trusloe, Beckhampton Mon – 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.