Access to Stonehenge costs from £17.50/£10.50 adult/ child; free for English Heritage members. Stone Circle Access costs £38.50/£23.10 adult/ children; apply online (0370 333 1181; englishheritage.org.uk). A National Trust Wiltshire Landscape Walking Challenge pack, containing 12 walks around Stonehenge and Avebury, costs £12 (nationaltrust.org. uk/stonehenge-landscape). Stay nearby The characterful Pembroke Arms, near Salisbury, has doubles from £90 B&B (telegraph.co.uk/ttpembroke-arms-hotel) Avebury isn’t a single site, it’s a Neolithic smorgasbord. The village – also home to a handsome Tudor manor – is bisected by a large, complex stone circle and ditch, which you can roam freely. Just outside the village are the causewayed enclosure of Windmill Hill, stone-lined West Kennet Avenue, West Kennet Long Barrow (around 5,650 years old), the circular Sanctuary and mysterious 121ft (37m) high Silbury Hill, Europe’s largest prehistoric man-made mound. Walks lead between the features; maps are available from the National Trust. The Red Lion pub will provide sustenance afterwards.
Free to prehistoric sites. Entrance to Avebury Manor from £10.50/£5.25 adult/child; open May-October (01672 539250; nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury)
The Troutbeck Lodge in East Chisenbury is attached to the Michelin-starred Red Lion pub and has doubles from £130pn B&B (telegraph.co.uk/tt-red-lionfreehouse-hotel)
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