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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; en­glish­her­ A Na­tional Trust Wilt­shire Land­scape Walk­ing Chal­lenge pack, con­tain­ing 12 walks around Stone­henge and Ave­bury, costs £12 (na­tion­al­ uk/stone­henge-land­scape). Stay nearby The char­ac­ter­ful Pem­broke Arms, near Sal­is­bury, has dou­bles from £90 B&B (tele­­broke-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; na­tion­al­­bury)

The Trout­beck Lodge in East Chisen­bury is at­tached to the Miche­lin-starred Red Lion pub and has dou­bles from £130pn B&B (tele­­on­free­house-ho­tel)

From around 4,500 years ago – as

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