View of the Avebury landscape from the Sanctuary (now destroyed) in 1723
Image William Stukeley
English Heritage has announced that to –
Celebrate World Heritage Day and the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention with a fascinating exploration of the Stonehenge and Avebury Landscapes. Join our experts and discover these extraordinary prehistoric landscapes and how World Heritage Site status is helping to conserve them. This is a tour with a mixture of walking and travelling by coach. You will be led by Dr Nick Snashall, the National Trust Archaeologist for the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. Also taking part are Sarah Simmonds, the Avebury World Heritage officer (Wiltshire Council) and Beth Thomas, the Stonehenge World heritage Site Coordinator (English Heritage). This tour is being organised in partnership with English Heritage, National Trust and Wiltshire Council and open to members of both organisations and non-members.
The event will take place on Wednesday, 18 April. Details here. See also our earlier feature here.