This week, I’m whisking you all off to Avebury, which looks very much like it’s in the heart of farming country in England. It is, in fact, only 32 kilometres away from the more famous stone circle, Stonehenge, though Avebury appears to be older (I got this information from the Wiki entry that I’ve linked below). What I also discovered while looking into Avebury is that there are solstice festivals celebrated there and it seems to still have ties to the old philosophies of witchcraft or pagan religions. For me, this is very cool. I went a little bit geeky researcher on this one because Stonehenge has always been on the top of my “places to visit” list, since reading a Hardy Boys mystery that featured these standing stones. It’s my current read of The Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink that brought about my interest specifically in Avebury. The girls in the book start off their journey in London, so I’ve included a few pics from there also. I hope you enjoy!
I only wish I could remember which Hardy Boys book it was that piqued my interest so many years ago, but, if, like me, you enjoy stories involving the standing stones with ties to druids, et al, you can also check out Diana Gabaldon’s The Outlander series. And if you know of any great books featuring the Henges, etc., let me know below. I’d love to hear about them!
To read more about Avebury on the Wikipedia page here