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Avebury (20 of 37)

The Avebury ring is the oldest stone ring that is known to be in existence anywhere in the world and is even older than Stonehenge. The large circle contains a grass bank that measures about 427 meters in diameter and reaches as high as 6 meters. Within the grass area is an inner ditch that can be entered via four entrances at each of the points on a cardinal compass. Photo courtesy of VisitWiltshire/David Williams.