Taking Photos at Avebury Stone Circle – Pic of the Week

A look at how I took photos to record our visit to Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. The large stoneage megaliths form an irregular henge throughout a modern village and so it can't all be viewed at once. Travel photography tips and ideas. Taking Photos at Avebury Stone Circle on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: Two photos of Avebury megaliths and blog title.This week on Instagram I have been sharing my photos of Wiltshire’s stoneage attractions, in particular my shots of Avebury Stone Circle.

Avebury Stone Circle is situated not far from Calne and Marlborough and is the largest stone henge in the world. The irregular megaliths are quite strung out over a very large area. They wend their way through a charming village with rustic cottages, a museum, gift shop and cafe area. Roads cross the stone lines, huge earthworks and ditches get in the way. You simply can’t photograph the whole thing in one go like you can at Stonehenge.

The photo below gives a view from the bank of the higgledy-piggledy nature of this landscape. It’s hard to make out the circular stone pattern. Archaeologists believe that the site was not all built in one go, so perhaps that helps explain why it’s irregular.

A look at how I took photos to record our visit to Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. The large stoneage megaliths form an irregular henge throughout a modern village and so it can't all be viewed at once. Travel photography tips and ideas. Taking Photos at Avebury Stone Circle on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: Long view of Avebury earthworks, village and stones.Walking Avebury Stone Circle

There’s a path to follow around most of the Avebury stone circle which climbs up onto the bank and crosses sheep fields. I felt that the best approach to taking photos at Avebury was to document the walk and give a feel for the modern environment in which the stone circle now lies. The path, the perspective and the people all featured in my shots. I also photographed the village houses with their unusual view of the stoneage.

A look at how I took photos to record our visit to Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. The large stoneage megaliths form an irregular henge throughout a modern village and so it can't all be viewed at once. Travel photography tips and ideas. Taking Photos at Avebury Stone Circle on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: Path at Avebury on the earthworks.A look at how I took photos to record our visit to Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. The large stoneage megaliths form an irregular henge throughout a modern village and so it can't all be viewed at once. Travel photography tips and ideas. Taking Photos at Avebury Stone Circle on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: Perspective of stone megalith and earthworks at Avebury.A look at how I took photos to record our visit to Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. The large stoneage megaliths form an irregular henge throughout a modern village and so it can't all be viewed at once. Travel photography tips and ideas. Taking Photos at Avebury Stone Circle on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: Hippies meditate at Avebury.A look at how I took photos to record our visit to Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. The large stoneage megaliths form an irregular henge throughout a modern village and so it can't all be viewed at once. Travel photography tips and ideas. Taking Photos at Avebury Stone Circle on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: Cottages with a view of the stoneage at Avebury.More from the Stoneage: Read my blog about taking photos at Carnac Megaliths in Brittany, where there were similar challenges but also a fun little roadtrain tour.

A look at how I took photos to record our visit to Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. The large stoneage megaliths form an irregular henge throughout a modern village and so it can't all be viewed at once. Travel photography tips and ideas. Taking Photos at Avebury Stone Circle on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: Avebury megaliths and blog title.

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8 Comments

  1. 26th May 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Oh I love it at Avebury, we normally go when we visit my sister in Rockley. We were there last weekend but ran out of time, such a beautiful place. So calming.

    • 27th May 2018 / 10:22 am

      It is a calm place I agree, it’s a nice area altogether.

    • 27th May 2018 / 10:26 am

      So did we! It’s great for kids to be able to run around.

  2. 20th May 2018 / 8:31 pm

    One of my favourite places. I grew up not far from there and would go there a lot. It’s a lot busier now than it used to be, but still beautiful! 🙂 Great pictures! #sundayphoto

    • 27th May 2018 / 10:27 am

      I was impressed at the size of the museum, cafe and shops, it certainly has developed recently.

  3. 20th May 2018 / 4:15 pm

    What a great place to enjoy, the photos show it off really well

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • 20th May 2018 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you. Yes it’s great place to visit.

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