The Avebury Stone Circle is located by the village of Avebury in Wiltshire county, England, close to the more famous Stonehenge. Built as much as 5,000 years ago, it is one of the finest Neolithic monuments in Europe. It also includes a large henge, or circular boundary earthwork with a ditch and an external bank.
While today it functions mainly as a tourist attraction, pagan festivals are also conducted at the Avebury site, reflecting the understanding that the monument was originally used for pagan, particularly Druid, rituals. Today, many believe that the Avebury stone circle remains a center of spiritual energy, connecting us both to the ancient culture of the past whose people built it and to the eternal future of the spiritual realm.
Image of "Stone 16 in Avebury henge's Great Circle" from Wikimedia Commons.